It's been almost a year since last we had anything solid to go on for God Of War as the last official showing was during the media briefing and E3 of 2016. I know there was a lot of hope that Santa Monica Studio would have had the game hitting the PS4 this year, but now it is confirmed that 2018 will be the year that Kratos is back and slaying all of the mythological beasts of Norse mythology. It is a wait, but given that this is the reboot that God Of War should be getting here, I'll wait the time to make sure we get another great experience out of it all. It would seem a bit of a waste if it was just Kratos going at all of these new gods for no other reason than they are gods and such.
Thankfully, it looks like there will be a lot more to God Of War than just the angry guy with some daddy issues going around killing the old gods. It's been met with a lot of mix feelings, but it looks like the angry guy is going to be more or less gone in this part of the story as it looks like Kratos will be trying to break the cycle of daddy issues he was part of before. Of course, it only seems that way as it looks like this will be more of a "buddy" story as Kratos and son will be sailing around the lands and trying to fix some kind of problem outside of that God Of War is known for. This kind of change can push the franchise on event further than most of us can think at this time.
God Of War — Be A Warrior
From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.
I for one really like the story that looks to be set up here by Santa Monica Studio for God Of War. We've seen the angry guy Kratos over the last seven titles and have been able to get a solid feel for where the character was in all of the stories. It was very Greek in tone of story and tragedy that they are known for. It is time to break away and see the god that Kratos has become to not fall into the same path that Zeus and Kronos and Uranus had been throughout time. Molds need breaking and it looks like God Of War will be doing that in a great way. Unless Kratos wants his son to come back and kill him at some point and start the cycle all over again. Not very Norse to me if that is the path we are going.
What do you think about the new path that God Of War is going here? Do you like the new and "softer" Kratos we've seen here or will it all come out again and drive us back into an angry smashy kind of character again? Do you think that the cycle could be broken in the story and in the gameplay? Let us know your thoughts on all of this down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on God Of War in all of its different forms here, Be sure to stay here on the site. We'll have more in the coming days and months so be sure to not miss out on a single thing.