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Re: God of War PS4
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2016, 04:57:15 PM »
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GOW has never really been a red flag for me though.

That is something I do my best to take into account. Even when God of War was dealing with Greek Gods, the portrayals weren't particularly accurate (or even attempting to be), save for the legendary levels of dickishness the Greek Gods were so often fabled for*.

God of War definitely isn't a scholarly work, and that helps ease the pain a lot.

One thing I'd have preferred though would be trading Kratos for an actual Viking who is set on a path of destruction by the machinations of Loki, who has finally given in to the irreconcilable differences between him and Asgard. Before the player protag can actually do irreparable damage though, the truth comes out and Loki is now set up as the new Arc Villain with the hero confronting an army of Giants, Dragons, Dark Elves and other monsters from Norse lore aplenty on his quest for redemption.

I mean, it's not as if the Vikings had a culture of warrior poets who composed hundreds of epic stories with more or less exactly this sort of thing as a basic plot -- the Volsung Saga is pretty much this to a tee.

Actually, I'd kill for a videogame adaptation of the Volsung Saga, now that I think about it. I mean, the epic saga that gave us the story of Sigurd (later Siegfried) slaying the Dragon and also the premise for all of Wagner's greatest operas? AS A VIDEO GAME? HELL YEAH. I WANT THAT.

Bonus points: Sigurd's story and family saga leads DIRECTLY into the life of Ragnar Lodbrok (for you fans of the Vikings TV show) in that Aslaug, Ragnar's second wife, was said to be the daughter of Brynhildr, the Valkyrie that Sigurd falls in love with.

It can still be God of War without Kratos, I think, as long as it was made clear that this was kind of a "northern spin off".


*Any society that coins the phrase "i anthropótita eínai to paichnidáki ton theón", or "mankind is the plaything of the gods" probably knew that their gods weren't exactly the bosom pals of humanity with our best interests at heart.
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Re: God of War PS4
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2016, 06:01:32 PM »
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Kratos vs Tom Cruise!

LOL! If only! I'd pay to play that. And only if I were playing Kratos.
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Re: God of War PS4
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2016, 07:27:46 PM »
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Is it me, or does this footage feel like they put The Witcher and The Last Of Us in a blender, and then threw Kratos into it? Still interested to see what comes of the game, but that's the vibe I'm getting.
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Re: God of War PS4
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2016, 03:37:18 AM »
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Actually, I'd kill for a videogame adaptation of the Volsung Saga, now that I think about it. I mean, the epic saga that gave us the story of Sigurd (later Siegfried) slaying the Dragon and also the premise for all of Wagner's greatest operas? AS A VIDEO GAME? HELL YEAH. I WANT THAT.

"Alright, now see that big scary dragon guarding all that gold and shit? Yeah, go climb in a ditch and poke him in the stomach."

"Whaddya mean you want a big epic battle, that's crazy talk he breathes poison and shit, go climb in the fucking hole and stab him in the stomach already!"


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Re: God of War PS4
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2016, 03:00:37 PM »
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I enjoyed the first God of War, but as the games went on, I found myself liking the main character less and less until in the last one, he came across as worse than any of the beings he'd been fighting.  I can't say I'm happy to see the guy make a come back.

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