Poll Who here is excited about the new God of War? (368 votes)
I'm in between yep and somewhat. I know I am probably going to get it, but I am not the utmost excited about the game. I can say, however, that I think the direction they're going in, in every aspect is what I want out of it, so it's just down to the execution. One of the most important directions story wise I think they're doing is perhaps trying to redeem Kratos. Kratos was one of my favorite characters when he first debuted on the PS2. He was brutal and showed some lack of morality in his actions, but he, at least to me still showed a slight sign of sympathy and regret that made me look past his sometimes or often times iffy things he does. He was vengeful because of what had happened to his family which made me care a little more too. In two he still showed signs of the aspects I still liked about him.
So, for some time he was still one of my favorite characters, and I think he has some good qualities in the PSP games too, but in three they made him not just an anti-hero, but a straight-up villain and he suddenly became one of my least favorite characters. I think trying to redeem him is the perfect way to go. When it comes to gameplay, I've heard the titles The Last of Us, Dark Souls above all else thrown around and that sounds fantastic to me. It seems they really want you to explore the environment which is always a plus; I just hope that they make it satisfying and worth seeing. I think in concept, they're doing everything I'd want out of a new God of War game, but it doesn't necessarily mean that I am giddy about it. I think it's going to have to be one of those ones where once I start playing it the excitement will or will not come into play rather than before the release.
I don't know what factors into me not being overly excited about it. Maybe it was God of War 3 leaving a bad taste in my mouth, or it having been a while since we've had what feels like a really important God of War game, making me care less about it now. I don't know. I'm trying to replay God of War 3 as I just bought the remaster, and it's again very hard to enjoy for me. It doesn't affect what excitement I have for the new one though. I am also interested to see how they tackle the Norse mythology and how Kratos works in that world. I wonder if any Greek mythology will creep up in terms of a mention.
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