God of War Review

PlayStation 4; Sony/Santa Monica StudioKratos returns older and wiser, but exhilaratingly brutal in a story that deftly intertwines family drama and mythological epicAs the average age of video-game developers and players has crept upwards, everyone has started to expect more from their characters. In the last decade, formerly two-dimensional avatars from Lara Croft to Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazkowicz have been retrofitted with backstories and motivations – with varying success.On the face of it, Kratos, the vengeful god who powered the excellent (and gratuitously violent) God of War games of the 00s, is an absurd candidate for such humanisation. Until now, his sole character trait has been angry. He has retired to Scandinavia, is recently widowed and father to a tweenaged son who knows nothing of his god-slaying, blood-soaked past in Greece. He and the boy set out to scatter his wife’s ashes from the top of a distant mountain, getting unwillingly caught up in the affairs of Norse gods along the way. Continue read

God of War Review

This new God of War is an excellent game, lovingly crafted and engaging all the way through. But much has changed. It's not merely the drastically revamped combat, with its over-the-shoulder ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Techspot

God of War review, Thu 12 Apr 18 from Techradar

God of War Makes the Beloved Franchise Relevant Again

The God of War series is one of the best out there, but even long-time enthusiasts have to admit it had run its course creatively. Simply releasing a new game with the same […] The post ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Geek.com

'God of War' returns to form with good ol' father-son bonding

By the time 2010's God of War III wrapped up, the bottomless pit of anger at the heart of protagonist / anti-hero Kratos had played itself out. The pantheon of Greek gods was destroyed, ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Engadget

God of War (2018): How to reinvent a beloved series without ruining what works

Kratos' son avoids Scrappy-Doo syndrome amid more strategic melee brawling.

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Arstechnica

God of War review – violent, vengeful and more brilliant than ever

PlayStation 4; Sony/Santa Monica StudioKratos returns older and wiser, but exhilaratingly brutal in a story that deftly intertwines family drama and mythological epicAs the average age of video-game ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Guardian.co.uk

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