The introduction of photo modes in games have become a massive addition that players can either dive into and fall in love with, or completely ignore without much bother. Games with a cinematic quality like God of War can be especially boosted by its photo mode, to the point that even a professional photographer can appreciate the finer aspects of the feature as Santa Monica Studio has built it.
While the photo mode in God of War has an expansive array of features for players to jump into, there are some nuances of photography that might keep players from getting the best possible screenshots out of the game. This is where photographer Mir_or_Image comes in, with a recent video from the creator's YouTube series Photo Mode Perspective, which gives an in-depth analysis of photo modes in different games.
For this most recent video from Mir_or_Image, the photographer looks at what makes this photo mode tick by breaking down each of the settings one by one. Over the course of the video, fans can see how to best utilize some of the sliders, most importantly those assigned to Focal Length and the F-Stop, the technical mechanism that determines aperture in a real camera. The result of the whole process is an incredible screenshot of God of War's Kratos that any fan of the game would likely love to have in their media gallery on PS4 or PS5.
This isn't the first video that Mir_or_Image has made from dissecting a game's photo mode either, as the relatively new YouTube series hosted on the channel has dug into others like Ghost of Tsushima's camera features. While this isn't exactly an in-depth class in all of the rules and best practices for professional photography, it is a stellar crash course in how players can get the best out of these types of photo mode. In the case of what can be done in God of War, the results that the video get of both a photo of Kratos and Atreus goes to show exactly how impressive the in-game feature is when put in professional hands.
Watching through the video might even get some fans to see what they can do with the photo mode, especially with God of War's PS5 update bringing the game to 4K. It's also getting some players curious to see how Santa Monica Studio might improve on the feature as it is when the next game in the series shows up. For now, fans might want to take some of Mir_or_Image's tips and see if they can pull some of their own impressive shots from the game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launched back in 2015, but has managed to stay as a powerhouse in the RPG genre. The Witcher 3 still has fans steadily developing mods for fellow players, with one of the newest additions being Kratos' Leviathan Axe from God of War.
God of War (2018) replaced Krato's iconic chained blades with a more traditional axe, spiced up with some runic inscriptions, ice properties, and the ability for it to fly back to the player's hands after throwing it. It was a risky move completely changing the mechanics and move set of one of gaming's most well-known action protagonists, but God of War executed it well and cemented the Leviathan Axe in the series' iconic arsenal.
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