Worthplaying writes: "We've been taught that vengeance is bad. The lesson of every tale of revenge, be it written or shown, is that it comes at too high a price. We keep seeing that if you're not careful, vengeance could destroy you, the world around you or the people you care about. Many times, it's all of those things. Everyone from Edmond Dantès to Hamlet to Maximus has had to figure this out.
God of War III eventually makes this point, but not before squeezing out every possible drop of rage-filled joy with its bare hands. It's about utopian payback, where all rights are wronged, and where anyone who stands - or perhaps ever stood - in your way is met with feral contempt and force. Vengeance indeed might be bad, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun, and God of War III is some of most ridiculous fun one can have en route to the end, consequences be damned."