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So who's excited for God of War?

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I'm so excited for the new God of War I had to talk to someone about it!

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I'm really interested in the new direction they're taking the series. I also found a comparison picture of WWE's Big Show, who looks like Kratos!!!

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I saw a clip on YouTube and it looks awesome!

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Can't wait, I have been playing GOW since the beginning with my father and we both love the series but I can only hope for this next one to be GREAT!

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I watched the play through in 4K and the graphics are beautiful. I think the whole norce mythology was an odd turn for the series but should be fun

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This may not be a popular opinion, but this idea to suddenly put Kratos in a game with a norse theme is pretty much a deal breaker for me. Rescklessly forcing a Spartan legend (even a fictitious one) into the mythology of the norse culture is like saying a Rammstien concert needs to have Goku appear randomly and go full super saiyan crazy to "up the ante"! Even if the ideas fit together, which they don't, it would still be completely pointless. Neither of them need each other to be cool!

 

Kratos is cool because he's a Greek "God of War". Vikings are cool because I'll-slap-you-if-I-need-to-explain. What idiot thought that Kratos needs to be a fucking Viking to give him more appeal? This is not Kratos, simple as that. This character is of a completely different lineage, era and most importantly of all, culture, and that is so important because of the differences between these cultures, they help shape the people within them. Even if Kratos was to be the same man with the same personally and beliefs it would only make even less sence in the end. Think what you want about Dante from DMC, but he at least was still the same character, a universally agreed worse interpretation of said character, but at least his basic details were as they should be.

 

I have little doubt this will be a good game, and if it were a new IP about a new (albeit, fictitious) legendary viking or something that would be fine, but this just another sad example of a major publisher cowardly putting a famous name onto a game it doesn't belong to help it sell. Horizon Zero Dawn has proven that, with the right marketing and support, new IP's can be successful if the game is good enough. Like I said, little doubt this will be a great game, but with the wrong name.

 

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Yeah I agree that the God of War is a little silly being Viking. They could have used a figure from norce mythology there are tons to choose from. I don't think it's going to break the game though. Let's be honest worst ideas have been used in games that were widely successful 

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