Aaron Ploof from Explosion writes:
"God of War: Ascension, the latest game in the top-selling Greek mythology based series has, surprisingly, been receiving mixed reviews. The game has been touted as a prequel to the entire GoW saga; It seems like it’s aim is to humanize Kratos by exploring the man he was before he sold his soul to Ares and slaughtered both his loved ones. It seems like exploring Kratos’ relationship with his wife and daughter would make for excellent material for a new installment in the franchise, but according to numerous reviews, the story is lacking. Additionally, , the gameplay and level design has taken a turn for the simplistic."