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Hands-On with God of War: Ascension | PlayStation Blog

Sid Shuman // Social Media Manager writes:

Set before the events of the original God of War, God of War: Ascension is set up as a sort of origin story for the perennially tortured Spartan general Kratos. A sequence early in the game even depicts how Kratos first earned those iconic Blades of Chaos. Watching that scene, I couldn’t help but flash back to the genesis of Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, two other social misfits who transcended a personal tragedy to become living legends. (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

mandf  +   592d ago
GowA was on Workaholics last night. The gameplay footage was different than the media has shown so far. It looked great.
plaZeHD  +   592d ago
God Of War, why you so EPIC?
Godmars290  +   592d ago
plaZeHD? You like movies about Gladiators?

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Godmars290  +   592d ago
Really feeling odd about Kratos saving people this time out.
Deputydon  +   592d ago
Not so much in reference to GodMars, but I don't really understand why a bunch of reviewers were coming out saying how much they love God of War but hate the character of Kratos "because he has been angry for three games and yells every line of dialog" Did they play God of War one? I'm sorry, but Kratos really doesn't even speak that much overall in that game, and when he does, its usually NOT yelling until after he tries to jump off the cliff and Athena rescues him.

Kratos actually goes through quite a bit of emotions of GoW1. There is a specific scene I always remember right after you rip the skull off the corpse in the first coffin. As you are walking through a hall way you come to a pile of bodies. It cuts to a flashback, and then a close up of kratos' face and all he says is, "By the Gods, what have I become?" Its not until the Gods (Athena) intervenes and saves Kratos from killing himself, then tasks him with taking down Ares that he starts his truly angry streak, and for good reason. He officially lost all his freedom. Then they make him a God only to strip it all away. He has every right to be angry, so why is that a fault of the character? Sounds to me like people from IGN, 1UP, and GameSpot need to actually play the first game, and not just claim they have.

I also forgot to mention the near final fight in GoW1 which was essentially Kratos battling himself to rescue his family. It was an incredibly emotional battle that really allows you to understand the pain he is going through.
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Godmars290  +   592d ago
Not to offend, but have YOU ever played GOW? Know what happened with the ship captain through the three games? In the first Kratos had to do next to nothing to save the man band instead hurries him along. You can't really say he was different hardened man than he he'll be in this game, since he's already covered in the ashes of his family.
BitbyDeath  +   592d ago
Kratos will be a mess of emotions in this one as should be expected after losing ones family.

This includes anger as seen in the gif below.

http://blog.godofwar.com/wp...
Deputydon  +   592d ago
He was alaways a ruthless leader of the Spartan Army. He didn't save the guy because it didn't help in his end goal, who cares? What does that have to do with hating the character because he yells to much? Are you going to take that one event and claim the entire game was as if Sam Jackson was reading the script? No. Kratos was ruthless, but not to the point that you would hate him. The game does a pretty excellent job of slowly revealing his story and you begin to understand with why he is so hateful towards the Gods.
Godmars290  +   592d ago
Who gives a sh*t about yelling? I'm talking about when he's either standing by while innocents are being attacked or he's actively killing them himself.

I mean after - before - the first three games you're expected to believe that someone who rose to command the Spartan army, draw the attention of Ares becoming his agent, THEN murdered his family had enough humanity remaining before his god killing spree to shove a guy out of the path of a spear?

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