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God of War Acenssion Softens Trial of Archimedes in Patch 1.03
Sony Santa Monica Studio has released patch 1.03 for God of War Accession. The patch aims to address the difficulty issue in Chapter 28: Trial of Archimedes as well as an issue which prevented some players from progressing past Manticore in Chapter 27.
The development team addressed the patch in the following statement:
We received extensive feedback from the community that the “ Trial of Archimedes ” section (Chapter 28) near the end of the game was excessively challenging. In every God of War game, establishing a well-paced difficulty ramp towards the end of the game is paramount to us. Based on player response, the degree of challenge offered here was short of our goal of being perfectly balanced
In the 1.03 update, at the end of each elevator stage (3 total), players will now receive a measured amount of Green Health Orbs and a nominal amount of Blue Magic Orbs back. This change affects all difficulty levels. We are confident this revision will address feedback regarding “Trial of Archimedes” while still preserving the level of challenge appropriate for this late section of the game.
The studio has also indicated that they are working on further updates which will aim to fix other minor bugs as well as address balancing issues in the game’s multilayer portion.
Source. God of War Official