#1 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

I am thinking:

Astrology: Fighting the signs of the Zodiac! The giant crab! The Pisces fish things! The ram! This can go through pagan mythology or maybe the chinese zodiac, there's got to be some crazy stuff there. Fighting may or may not take place in space. You get it on with the Pisces twins.

Speaking of space...

1950's era space fiction: Kratos in one of those fish-globe looking space helmets, fighting martians with their ray guns on mars, or climbing up the side of a giant GORT. The last boss is Marvin the Martian, whom you fight on top of the Cydonia face. You get it on with a hot martian lady but it turns out she is Bugs Bunny in drag.

#2 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1703 posts) -

The stale part about God of War is the design and gameplay which hasn't really changed at all since the first game. I think Greek mythology has plenty of potential for more stories and experiences, but the God of War template is the thing that has to change.

#3 Edited by BeachThunder (11942 posts) -

How about a game where you play as one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse...

But seriously, maybe something based on Chinese mythology.

#4 Edited by darkvare (766 posts) -

i go with egyptian mythology cause they have all those awesome pyramids, tons of cool looking gods and strange death rituals

#5 Posted by mtcantor (948 posts) -

Norse. So much to do there. Give me Norse mythology.

#6 Edited by EXTomar (4736 posts) -

My nordic ancestry recommends: Vikings and Norse Mythology.

#7 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

South American mythology would be cool as shit. Egyptian mythology would be awesome as well.

#8 Posted by Cheesebob (1236 posts) -
  
#9 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

Tom and Jerry or WW II.

#10 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

The stale part about God of War is the design and gameplay which hasn't really changed at all since the first game. I think Greek mythology has plenty of potential for more stories and experiences, but the God of War template is the thing that has to change.

It's funny that you say this with a Legend of Zelda avatar! Sounds like you'd rather see a new IP altogether rather than another GOW game. I think a reboot / change of setting would be refreshing enough for the series as I've never complained about it's combat mechanics. The only thing I'd like to see changed up is less reliance on QTE's and a more... likable protagonist.

#11 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

Tom and Jerry or WW II.

I like this.

Does Kratos get it on with Mammy Two Shoes?

#12 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

@psylah said:

@blu3v3nom07 said:

Tom and Jerry or WW II.

I like this.

Does Kratos get it on with Mammy Two Shoes?

Hahahaha! Yes! "Oh, Tom!" ~ You fight a 40 ft dog boss. Jerrys' a bad ass.

#13 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

My Norse ancestors deserve representation. They were the very definition of the warmonger culture. They were so brutal that the Catholic Church listed "Northmen" above Satan in their list of things Catholics should fear. And Ragnarok would make the perfect setting for the final game.

#14 Posted by D_Bones (365 posts) -

They could pretty much do a more violent version of American Gods. ODDDDIIIINNNN!!!!

#15 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1703 posts) -

@sathingtonwaltz said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

The stale part about God of War is the design and gameplay which hasn't really changed at all since the first game. I think Greek mythology has plenty of potential for more stories and experiences, but the God of War template is the thing that has to change.

It's funny that you say this with a Legend of Zelda avatar! Sounds like you'd rather see a new IP altogether rather than another GOW game. I think a reboot / change of setting would be refreshing enough for the series as I've never complained about it's combat mechanics. The only thing I'd like to see changed up is less reliance on QTE's and a more... likable protagonist.

So, because of an avatar I chose years ago and never bothered to change I can't have an opinion about something completely unrelated? You can disagree with me all you want, but don't try to discredit me with entirely pointless "evidence", and nothing is more pointless to the topic at hand than what I happened to choose as my avatar.

And to be clear, I've liked all the God of War games, but playing 1-3 again fairly recently back to back to back really illustrates how they are essentially the same exact game, far more so than any two Zelda games. The Zelda series has its own issues with regards to stale design, but that really isn't relevant to this discussion.

#16 Edited by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll said:

@sathingtonwaltz said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

The stale part about God of War is the design and gameplay which hasn't really changed at all since the first game. I think Greek mythology has plenty of potential for more stories and experiences, but the God of War template is the thing that has to change.

It's funny that you say this with a Legend of Zelda avatar! Sounds like you'd rather see a new IP altogether rather than another GOW game. I think a reboot / change of setting would be refreshing enough for the series as I've never complained about it's combat mechanics. The only thing I'd like to see changed up is less reliance on QTE's and a more... likable protagonist.

So, because of an avatar I chose years ago and never bothered to change I can't have an opinion about something completely unrelated? You can disagree with me all you want, but don't try to discredit me with entirely pointless "evidence", and nothing is more pointless to the topic at hand than what I happened to choose as my avatar.

And to be clear, I've liked all the God of War games, but playing 1-3 again fairly recently back to back to back really illustrates how they are essentially the same exact game, far more so than any two Zelda games. The Zelda series has its own issues with regards to stale design, but that really isn't relevant this discussion.

I wasn't being really serious about the avatar thing, I actually love the Zelda series (my avatar, look at it). I see what you're saying though, I guess they've all been good enough to the point where I'm not complaining all that much. Like I said I think a change of setting and a new protagonist / story would freshen the series right up along with a few other game play tweaks. Sorry for coming across as a prick, I was trying to be snarky and failed miserably.

#17 Posted by believer258 (11913 posts) -

I like the "God of War in space" idea.

#18 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3782 posts) -

New Testament God versus Old Testament God. The battle to end all battles!

#19 Edited by mrfluke (5156 posts) -

have athena open a rift to another dimension that has another mythology of gods in which she gets help from to take over earth, and then kratos will chase after her as at the end of 3 he wanted to kill athena

boom theres all the justification you need for another set of awesome god of war games in a different setting with kratos.

#20 Edited by psylah (2177 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

have athena open a rift to another dimension that has another mythology of gods in which she gets help from to take over earth, and then kratos will chase after her as at the end of 3 he wanted to kill athena

boom theres all the justification you need for another set of awesome god of war games in a different setting with kratos.

She opens the rift and then JABBERJAW STICKS HIS HEAD THROUGH

#21 Posted by Sackmanjones (4705 posts) -

Norse or Egypt. Both could yield some really crazy stuff. Also ditch Kratos, I love its insane rage but I would like to see them try a different character.

#22 Posted by Nightriff (5084 posts) -

Norse, new hero and setting, still god of war because there were other god of wars.

Even a game based on Ares would be interesting, he was the god of war you know

#23 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4605 posts) -

You play as the Roman God of War who has to kill Kratos so that the Roman versions of all the Greek gods can take over.

But seriously, mythology is awesome, why do we have to waste any more time dealing with some asshole who wants to kill it.

#24 Edited by mrfluke (5156 posts) -

@psylah said:

@mrfluke said:

have athena open a rift to another dimension that has another mythology of gods in which she gets help from to take over earth, and then kratos will chase after her as at the end of 3 he wanted to kill athena

boom theres all the justification you need for another set of awesome god of war games in a different setting with kratos.

She opens the rift and then JABBERJAW STICKS HIS HEAD THROUGH

athena gets help from classic cartoons and then kratos has to fight old hanna barbera cartoons to get to athena (with jabberjaw being the hanna barbera's version of Poseidon)

i like it!

#25 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

God of War but in the Animus so current Kratos is playing as like Grandpa Kratos.

#26 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@psylah said:

@mrfluke said:

have athena open a rift to another dimension that has another mythology of gods in which she gets help from to take over earth, and then kratos will chase after her as at the end of 3 he wanted to kill athena

boom theres all the justification you need for another set of awesome god of war games in a different setting with kratos.

She opens the rift and then JABBERJAW STICKS HIS HEAD THROUGH

athena gets help from classic cartoons and then kratos has to fight old hanna barbera cartoons to get to athena (with jabberjaw being the hanna barbera's version of Poseidon)

i like it!

Kratos and Velma get it on.

#27 Edited by Nictel (2412 posts) -

Oh man Tom & Jerry, that would be awesome. And here I wanted to say silly things like Norse Mythology and Egyptian Mythology as a possibility.

#28 Edited by mrfluke (5156 posts) -

@psylah said:

@mrfluke said:

@psylah said:

@mrfluke said:

have athena open a rift to another dimension that has another mythology of gods in which she gets help from to take over earth, and then kratos will chase after her as at the end of 3 he wanted to kill athena

boom theres all the justification you need for another set of awesome god of war games in a different setting with kratos.

She opens the rift and then JABBERJAW STICKS HIS HEAD THROUGH

athena gets help from classic cartoons and then kratos has to fight old hanna barbera cartoons to get to athena (with jabberjaw being the hanna barbera's version of Poseidon)

i like it!

Kratos and Velma get it on.

and then by the end of the trilogy he gets it on with josie and the pussycats :P

#29 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3327 posts) -

It should be called Gods of War and have all the violent/war gods from different religions coming together to destroy their wussy counterparts.

This way we can have a co-op component where Ares throws Indra off his shoulders into a somersault kick and other shit like that.

In this game humans are just the health orbs you pick up or ammunition for your god guns.

#30 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@psylah said:

@mrfluke said:

@psylah said:

@mrfluke said:

have athena open a rift to another dimension that has another mythology of gods in which she gets help from to take over earth, and then kratos will chase after her as at the end of 3 he wanted to kill athena

boom theres all the justification you need for another set of awesome god of war games in a different setting with kratos.

She opens the rift and then JABBERJAW STICKS HIS HEAD THROUGH

athena gets help from classic cartoons and then kratos has to fight old hanna barbera cartoons to get to athena (with jabberjaw being the hanna barbera's version of Poseidon)

i like it!

Kratos and Velma get it on.

and then by the end of the trilogy he gets it on with josie and the pussycats :P

Morocco Mole takes over the role of Gaia as the narrator.

#31 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

God of War - Third World War Edition. Kratos Goes Nuclear!

Thank you!

#32 Posted by coakroach (2490 posts) -

The real problem with God of War was that you eventually ran out of gods to kill.

If you go with Hinduism you'll probably never run out.

#33 Edited by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Clearly the only option for the next game is someone taking revenge for events in the first games, and has to kill Kratos.

Maybe he can be Jesus.

#34 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

Kratos in the Mass Effect universe kicking ass with Shepard and Mario.

#35 Edited by tourgen (4500 posts) -

God of War: Metal Gear the Revengencing God Is Dead Edition

It's a turned based strategy game that primarily consists of balancing the books of a PMC thru quicktime events. something something nanotech is your new god.

#36 Edited by thebunnyhunter (1423 posts) -

With most of the Olympians being dead other myths travel to Greece to fill the void. They do something to piss of dead Kratos and then Kratos takes his never ending vengeance. After the opening the other gods retreat and then it becomes like MegaMan, you select the stage you want to do next: Norse, Egyptian, Hindu, what ever your fancy is. When you beat the boss you get a special weapon which can be used in other areas to unlock secrets. And it all ends with all the myths dead and forgotten

#37 Edited by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

Set it in Warhammer. Would like to see Kratos get his ass handed to him when tries to take on the Chaos gods. Though Khorne would probably just try to invite him into the fold. I think those guys would get along.