Examiner: "Chances are you’ll play God of War: Ghost of Sparta and you’ll come across something that seems familiar. Maybe that moving the block puzzle from one place to another might remind you of a similar conundrum to the original PS2 classic. Maybe a darkly comical beatdown of a particular beast might bring back memories of a particular sequence in God of War 3. Or how about an orgy that actually works within the context of the story? All of these are touchstones of the God of War series, no different than seeing Mario grab a star to move on or Master Chief dual wielding for maximum efficiency."