since it's the weekend, they're not working so let me get this out of the way. i decrypted the betas (both MP and SP, don't ask how i got the SP files), and just as I did with Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, i'll share with you some files that i saw. reason that i'm doing this now is because i might not get Ascension on release day anymore (yes, i'll be playing Ni No Kuni, and no i'm not a Ni No Kuni bandwagon fan).
mkay, so let's start this.
first off, almost guaranteed 5 world weapons:
in addition to (i'm going with the filenames) Sword, Club, and Spear, we'll have a Sling and a Shield.
not gonna do that with all the files, though.
moving on, i saw files for MP (and this might also be spoilers for SP), about *other* people other than Trojans and Spartans (which are Troy and Sparta on the file names, so locations/allegiance/nationality?)
there's Argos, Delphi, Athens, Minos, Olympus, Thebes, and Thessaly. also one for a "MACE", dunno which land is that.
heard an audio file which said "two lives left", dunno if that was for Favour (i don't play much of), or another MP mode with a Stock mode.
now for the MP maps, there are "Lore" files for each map (think of the 'story' at the beginning of the Desert where the announcer describes/talks about the map and polyphemus), so i'm guessing these lore audio files are for each map.
saw Desert, Hercules, Labyrinth, Olympus, Persia, Prophet(?), Statue, and Troy. there's also one for Tutorial.
apart from these, there are also ones for names that i can deduce by mode like CTF, but there are ones like "BOG", and "HUN" and "FR". i'm guessing FR is Favour? HUN is probably a map too, and so is BOG.
there are also "titles" or maybe those EXP titles, some of which we've already seen like "Killstreak", or "Seeker". i'll just post the ones i haven't seen or heard.
Untouchable, Triple Feat, Triple Kill, Skewered, New Leader, LiftOff, Justice, Intervened (i saw/heard that already btw), Immortal Feat, Hard to Kill, Double Feat, Decimated, Chopped, Cooked, Cheated Death, Beaten, Brutal Kill, etc.
i'll post more of these later.
"MACE" might be Macedonia.
"HUN" might be a "Hunted" mode of some sort, especially if it was listed in a folder/place alongside CTF and such.
Cool stuff...you said you got this off the Beta? That's good news cuz I am hoping there is more variety of everything (except factions, that seems like a nice size list) in the final version.
i know there will be 4 types of Rage (Fire, Soul, Electric, aaand Ice) and 4 types of Magic too (again, Fire, soul, etc. dependent on god).
@Rumba-Lumba The Game Director Todd Papy Did Say That Poseidon Would Have Ice-Like Attacks .
This Attack Would Freeze A Non-Align Poseidon Warrior In Place For 10-15 Seconds Depending If He Is Not Over A Fire Trap .
I Kind Of Feel Like No 1 Is Talking About Poseidon Enough .Lol
Would Be Hilarious If Only A Few Warrior Align To Him .
Long, Live, The Shade Legion Σκιά !
TLoU GotY 2013 .
4 Items for each god. from the beta, we've already seen 3 items on both Ares and Zeus. i'm going by the filenames, so you can just imagine what their names/purpose are in-game.
Ares - BurstHeal, FireShield, Ignite, Shout
Zeus - BurstHeal, Shield, Dash, Shockwave
Poseidon - Heal, IceShield, Scream, ????
Hades - BurstHeal, AuraShield, DrainAura, Pool
so all gods have two items each that are very identical to other gods.
on to possible items on the battlefield or possibly on SP as well.
LifeCycle, HydraHead(?, so Euryale's head or something), HermesBoots, HeliosChariot(?), MedusaHead, PerseusShield, SirenHead
in addition, dunno if this will be for SP/MP or both (heck, let's just assume i say this for everything).
i'm led to believe it could be for SP too, because Papy said whatever Kratos has is for the sake of or they're prioritizing gameplay improvement rather than story consistency. so most likely he'll get a different Wind Bow or Fire Bow but very similar to the ones in GOW2 and 3.
BattleHorn (isn't this the item that gives BurstHeal on MP?), CerberusHead, Cornucopia, DionysusIllusion, Explosive, Eyes.
there's also an Amulet_LifeCycle, which is a different file than LifeCycle. so these must be any combination of SP and MP stuff.
on to magic
Ares - Dash, Fireball, Mine, Rage
Hades - Giant, Hazard, Summon, Throw
Poseidon - Beam, Hazard, Plume, ????
Zeus - ForceLightning, Hazard, Lightning(Storm, presumably), ????
dunno why both zeus and poseidon have only 3. they might only have 3 in the final game while those other possibly physical-based fighters will get 4. dunno.