Beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. But itâ€™s very hard to deny the beauty Iâ€™ve been seeing while playing God Of War.
Understand first that when I originally bought God Of War, I was playing on a PS4 Pro, but with a HD TV. It was just 1080p. That was it. Same when I bought Horizon Zero Dawn. Same for when I bought Spider-Man and played Red Dead Redemption 2 on my Xbox One X. I had all the capabilities to play and watch in 4K, but I was missing that one critical component – a 4K TV.
Even when November came and I actually got a 4K TV, I didnâ€™t jump right into gaming. Iâ€™m not exactly sure why. I went to my movies first and they looked outstanding but for gaming I just went back to my PC and played Destiny 2. For 5 more months or so.
When I had downtime in Destiny 2 (not often, mainly in the late end of an expansion where Iâ€™d finished things up and had a week or two before the new one came out), I finally got back to Spider-Man and finished that up. I could see the dramatic difference playing in 4K with HDR. It was beautiful. But nothing prepared me for the beauty of God Of War. All other minor complaints I have about that game aside, the beauty of this thing in 4K has yet to be matched. Then again, I have yet to go diving into my 4K gaming library to really see whatâ€™s out there. And Iâ€™m really looking forward to it.
If youâ€™ve got the right console for 4K gaming and the TV too, then you already know what Iâ€™m talking about. If you only got half of that, a TV without the right console or vice versa, then look into those upcoming Black Friday deals. Consoles will likely see a small drop in price or at least a bundle that gives you around $100 extra value, be it a game or gift cards. And TVâ€™s will be reduced as well (plus you canâ€™t throw a rock in an electronics section without hitting a 4K TV, itâ€™s pretty standard now). Take the plunge if you can. 4K gaming…well, 4K anything is an amazing experience.