So it's a prequel again
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I'm sort of glad people are showing indifference towards this game (though that could all change once in-game footage is actually shown). I mean, is there anywhere else this franchise can go at this point? Considering that God of War 3 had a sense of finality to it, considering that--you know--Kratos is now dead, I just don't see the purpose of "another" God of War game.
@cexantus: well don't forget, in the ending to GOW3, his body suddenly disappeared with blood spread across the rocks as if he or someone else dragged him off...
this series has become a joke now, 3 was a huge disappointment. I mean it had really no story, nothing new to the gameplay other than some new moves and the graphics (I know some will argue with me here) are nothing to look at with shit like Herc's helm going straight through his upper chest, its just ugly. now we have a prequel with, what I imagine to be, the same gameplay and a story that was told as Krato's back story in the very first game. so YAY for this game and every last copy who finds a sucker to give it a home.
I don't see the point to this game, the trilogy is over, Kratos is dead the story has been told. A prequel, now being the fourth game in the console version of the franchise seems really weak. How are they going to make the gameplay new/add new powers when this is before he became the god of war? He can't be MORE powerful than in 3, so what are they going to do? It all seems forced.
I'd like a sequel where belief in the classical Gods is dying out due to a lack of reason to believe (since they all got fucking murdered), so Christianity begins to rise up in its place.
Kratos is not thrilled by this and decides to teach the new God a lesson by nailing his son to a piece of wood (the first minigame; the second involves a 4-way with Mary Magdalene and a pair of hot lepers).
This would then be followed by a haunted-house battle against the Holy Spirit, and then the game would end with Kratos riding an escalator to Heaven and fist-fighting God on a cloud, inadvertently creating the Darksiders universe in the process.
It will sell billions!
I really want another GoW game, but I really hope this is a sequel, not a prequel. The comic, Chains of Olympus, and GoW1 have all covered his backstory extensively. I'm much more interested in what happens after he butchers everybody. From the teaser, I honestly can't tell what it is. But regardless, still really excited.
A major division of Greek myth Kratos has yet to brutally curb stomp in a whiny tantrum is the Protogenoi, the primordial gods who were formed out of Chaos, like Chronos, Ananke, Uranus, Erebus, Nyx, Tartarus, etc (sound familiar?). Who wouldn't want to chop Uranus's balls off? Because that totally happens in the myth. There are enough Greek gods to last plenty more games, though they'd only get more and more obscure from here on out. Not that I'm condoning it, but still. I still say these games only make sense if Kratos turns out to be YHVH himself, but this makes no sense from a historical perspective and, unlike SMT because relatively few play it, might cause some pretty major controversy.
Great. Another game for Kratos to run around, act like an angsty teenager, and just kill everything with no purpose or drive beyond "THEY HAVE BETRAYED ME". How...inspired.
I know, right? It was somewhat refreshing to play as someone who walks around with a comically large chip on his shoulder, but 5 games of that ''ARRRRGHDFHDFDGD KILLLL EVERYYYEONNNNE!!'', it gets tiring. In GoW3, Kratos truly succeeded his own level of assholishness... I mean good God (ugh), what a colossal twat. There's a point when an anti-hero stops being an anti-hero and becomes an all around jerk, and GoW3 steam rolled over that point a dozen times over.
I think Extra Credit put it best in that Kratos' first game featured a protagonist that was dark, had a clear motivation, pathos, and could demand a level of empathy. Every game afterwards has just made him more and more of a caricature of himself.
havent there been enough PRE god of war "1" games already
This is only the second (which is still a little ridiculous... essentially it's a prequel for a prequel), the Ghost of Sparta prequel was set between 1 & 2. It was also bollocks because despite being the one game set where Kratos is meant to actually be a God with all of his Godly-ness--before he empties it all into the sword of olympus during the beginning of GoW2--you still had to start from scratch with your abilities, and there's nothing that really helps set Kratos apart from how he plays in every other game.
He doesn't even start off with magic, or any kind of abilitease that's then removed through convenient means to justify why you're yet again having to feast on blood orbs.
A prequel (which it looks like it is) seems kind of anticlimactic considering the ending of GOW3. It just seems like there has been enough with the two PSP prequels and his backstory explained in the main games.
But hey, who am I kidding. I know I'm going to buy it regardless.
Hells yeah! Finished the second HD Collection just recently and it was just as fun, even if perhaps not as epic as GoW III. Definetly don't mind me some more Kratos, even with minor gameplay changes. But of course, going for some major changes and still managing to keep them good wouldn't be a bad thing either.
I've never seen the appeal of the God of War games. Sure, they look pretty good, but gameplaywise... They look like mindless button mashers to me.
Well they can be if you put them on Easy, but if you bump it up to Hard or Very Hard, you need some strategy for bigger fights. I'm not saying that GOW on any difficulty is an incredibly intricate brawler, but there are plenty of layers you can experiment with.
Don't know why people are shitting all over this game, even before we see gameplay footage. I for one, am all for more God of War and Kratos. The fact that he may be (though probably isn't) dead at the end of GoW 3 is irrelevant, as is the fact he has killed all the gods, because this is set before all of that. The end of GoW3 showed there was a bit more to the character of Kratos besides pure rage, and I am interested to see more of that side of him, as long as he doesn't go soft on us.
That being said, a game with Kratos just stepping into different mythologies and killing ALL GODS EVER sounds pretty damn hilarious and awesome.
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