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Submitted by Toytown Mafia 1384d ago | opinion piece

There Should Be No God of War IV

"It’s perfectly understandable why Sony would commission another God of War game. Still, I believe after Ascension, asking for more God of War with Kratos might be too heavy a burden for him to carry." (God of War 4, God of War: Ascension, PS3)
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CountBleck   1384d ago | Spam
WetN00dle69  +   1384d ago
Agreed! Now they are just milking the franchise.
christheredhead  +   1384d ago
There is nothing wrong with milking a franchise though. As long as the quality and design is still top notch I see nothing wrong. Really, that goes for any franchise. They could make 100 GOW games and I'd still play them as long as they were finely crafted. The number attached to the title is irrelevant.
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WetN00dle69  +   1384d ago
Yeah but after he killed nearly all of the gods and titans. Whats next for Kratos??
Eamon  +   1384d ago
Athena is seemingly still alive. And she has the blade of Olympus too.

She also seems to want the power to rule the world.

God of War IV: Killing Athena's astral spirit.
DigitalAnalog  +   1384d ago
What about the 3rd prophetic mural regarding the "3 men and a star".

One does not simply just fulfill the first 2 murals (GOW3) and just leave the last one hanging to be forgotten.
_Aarix_  +   1383d ago
Oh NOW YOU GUYS SAY THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH MILKING... Seriously f*** you hypocritical fanboys, you assholes claim halo was milked and some of you said gears was milked WTF. Yet every halo game adds some elements to keep the quality at the peak its always at. Seriously fanboys need to leave the precious hobby of gaming instead of turning into competitive sports or something.
BitbyDeath  +   1383d ago
@Aarix, your rant makes no sense. Do you have proof it was these same people who said this?
Just because one person says something does not mean everyone else is automatically in agreement.
christheredhead  +   1383d ago

I don't specifically know who you are referring to when you say "you guys." I am not the voice of the public, I'm merely stating my own opinion.

A lot of titles are milked. Why would that be an insult? Quality over quantity my friend. When a dev/publisher runs out of ideas, yet continually keeps making the same game over and over, then yah, time to abandon ship and move on. Otherwise, nothing wrong with some numerical number attached to a title, makes no difference. If they can keep adding ideas and new elements then they should keep milking the franchise for all its worth.
Lucretia  +   1384d ago
just like how times has master chief had to "Finish the fight"?

WetN00dle69  +   1384d ago
Exactly just like with Master Chief.
redDevil87  +   1384d ago

Halo 1 -3 "Finish the Fight"

Halo 4 - 6 "Finishing the finishing of the fight"

Halo 7 - 9 " Finishing the finishing of the finishing of the fight"
WetN00dle69  +   1384d ago
The same could be said about GOW.

GOW 1-3 Kratos versus Gods of Olympus and Titans
GOW 4-TBA Kratos Versus Fairies, The Easter Bunny and Santa Clause. There is no need for more if GOW3 had an amazing ending!
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mafiahajeri  +   1384d ago
Milked? 2 on the ps2 and 2 on the ps3, thats milking? Whats COD and halo then? Dont count the PSP ones. Heck Im expecting a VITA spin off and thats still not milking.

I really want to find out how Kratos came to be basically its so interesting and shouldnt be considered milking...
BlmThug  +   1384d ago
Disagreed, GoW is a top quality franchise and far from being milked
poopsack  +   1384d ago
Correction, he killed nearly all the "Olympian" gods, there is more, a lot more to tear down.
smashcrashbash  +   1384d ago
I think there should be no more lots of things but why should Sony Santa Monica and GOW be the one to step up and stop? What about all the other franchises out there dragging their heels and being squeezed dry but still have plans for sequels? Sony Santa Monica must not take the chance that their next game might sell 3 million copies and be well received just because some idiots want them to take a chance on a new character or franchise that could easily be rejected while everyone else craps out the same game every year an cashes in?

What is with the stop the Sony franchises speeches these days? Kratos is a complex character unlike many characters out there and no matter how shallow they are and they still get sequels.So unless people are going to stop those over used characters and games too I say bring on more Kratos. Stop making more Assassins Creed, Halo, Mario, COD, MW and Fable games, THEN we can talk. As long as Kratos's adventures continue to be epic that is fine with me. But if they start making Kid Kratos and GOW racing, THAT is a problem.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1384d ago
I believe Kratos got his revenge and part 3 ended very well
labaronx  +   1384d ago
if there is a story there.... then it doesn't matter.......
the story can continue on, the death of the greek goods could have created a vaccum than another pantheon of gods decide to fill.... it isnt a foreign idea it's been done before, anyone remember the tv series Hercules with kevin Sorbo (loved it) after the death of zeus, herc encountered gods and demigods from several different religons like that kat gilgamesh, who were under the influence of a new dark god, i believe his name was daehawk, even marvel created differant patheons in their comics remember the odin/zues thor/herc beef...... with good writing we could see some good sequels..... JUST SAYING
n4f  +   1384d ago
wow i just read here that he(kevin sorbo) did hercules voice in gow 3
mafiahajeri  +   1384d ago
When I first heard his voice in the Hercules boss fight I knew its was Kevin Sorbo. Loved that Show.
n4f  +   1384d ago
I know man i kinda miss those and the show with xena
Tapioca Cold  +   1384d ago
stfu. i want gow 4.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1384d ago
So what about all the other franchises thats on like there 5 and 6 game now.
NYC_Gamer  +   1384d ago
Story driven games should be trilogies in my opinion...
Hicken  +   1384d ago
Why? Who came up with this idea that a story can and must be wrapped up in three parts?

I do my damndest to avoid writing trilogies, as that's all anyone ever does. But when a story is done well, and there's plenty of content, it should go on as long as it can go on, provided the quality remains of a high level.

If SSM can't make GOW4 a quality outing, they shouldn't make and/or release the game. But they shouldn't stop making games just because they reached the somehow-magical number 3 in the series.
smashcrashbash  +   1384d ago
When you have complex characters and stories people want to know more about them. Clamoring to stop the stories just because you don't want to hear about them is just another example of gamer selfishness and the fact that many people really knows much about what makes a story great.

The '3 is enough' crap doesn't apply to everything. There are many games with the most shallow characters ever and no one jumps to make them stop making more of them.I used to read about Zeus and the Pantheon alone only to find out later that their was a whole story that existed before Zeus was even created that I enjoyed just as much as the stories I read before. I want to know more about about the twists and turns of Kratos's complex life.Don't lump him together with the yearly games developers crap out that everyone rushes to with wallets open to buy.
Silly gameAr  +   1384d ago
I like when other games are ignored when they're up to like what, 10 installments? Yeah, lets stop this "Don't need blah blah" before it starts, because honestly, people who write these articles really don't know what people want.

Looking forward to any God of War now or in the future, because I love the series.
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dc1  +   1384d ago
Then don't buy it. See?! Its easy!

I, on the other hand will pick it up day one.
Old McGroin  +   1384d ago
Don't think it's being milked but it needs a bit of a shake up. I bought the first two for the PS3 a few months back to see what all the fuss was about, played through all of part one, started part two, got bored and didn't bother finishing it. Found it a bit dull to be honest! Obviously the set pieces are good but in between them there's a pretty ordinary mash 'em up that I felt I was forcing myself to play through just to see the next set piece.

I've seen it mentioned somewhere that there might be a co-op mode in part 4 - not sure how true that is but it definitely coloured me interested so might check it out if it's true.
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ChunkyLover53  +   1384d ago
I'm not sure why articles like this pop up. Its not like anyone forces you to buy anything you don't want to. Let the people who enjoy a series,enjoy it.

I don't think I'll ever understand the mentality that some gamers have, just because you don't like something, doesn't mean someone else wont like it.

That goes for everything and in pretty much every situation, we are all different.

Don't hamper someone else' fun just because you personally don't think it should be done.
azshorty2003  +   1384d ago
'Milking' not only refers to a company making many games to maximize profits. But it also implies that the quality of the games takes a sharp decline since the company it more worried about pushing out as many games as they can. ie. Call of Duty & Madden.

And since each GoW game has been better then the last, I really dont see how this is milking.

This will be only the 4th game over 2 generations. There are 7 Call of Duty games this generation alone!
RespectedDesperado  +   1383d ago
Absolutely correct. It should go straight to God of War V, because Kratos doesn't give a crap about Order.
Bowzabub  +   1383d ago
Um, what's stopping them from doing a Final Fantasy style of games? Kind of like Spawn really. How many different myths are there across all religeons (mostly themed similarly).. Egyptian, Sumerian, Roman, Hindu, Norse, etc.. All having a "God of War" in their hieratic ways? Works for the FF universe just fine and I don't hear crying over that. If it were to go Jaffe's way....

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