Ascension isn’t a bad game, but it is the worst game in the God of War series for some sad reasons. The high bar set by the supposed final chapter in the series was not even close to being met by Ascension, and how could it be? Its very concept as an unnecessary prequel is a detracting factor, and everything else on top of that is another layer in a cynical capitalist shit-sandwich that almost reads like a checklist. I admit I had fun, rote as it was, in my 10 hours in the campaign. It’s just that I couldn’t ignore the snark inside me repeating one line at regular intervals through my travails, “Ascension? You mean God of War: Another One?” I have no doubt now that rebooting the series was the right call.