Trivia: God Of War Series

aka: God Of War
  • Accidentally Accurate: While a lot of the formal elements are naturally different from Greek mythology, the game is nonetheless very close in spirit to it. Ancient Greeks did believe that pretty much everyone was a Jerkass, be it gods or humans, and their mythology was filled to the bri with tales of revenge or gods punishing those who stepped beyond their rank. Moreover early versions of Greek Mythology established that the universe had been subject to an endless cycle of violende, each new species violently overthrowning their predecessors'hegemony, like the Olympian gods exterminating the Titans, the humans would have exterminated the gods themselves if Zeus hadn't been ever vigilant for any rebel. In a way that the developers didn't expect to, they practically invented a typical mythologic story.
  • Actor Allusion: The voice actor playing Perseus is Harry Hamlin, who of course was Perseus in Clash of the Titans. The game character even sports the same costume and, when first met, has dialog that seems to indicate he's come straight from the movie. Sadly, since he's meeting Kratos, it appears poor Andromeda will be eaten by the Kraken after all... but Kratos kills that, too.
  • I Knew It:
    • The Titans' betrayal.
    • How Kratos "defeats" Aphrodite. Not to mention the fact that Aphrodite would be the...ahem..."opponent" for the sex minigame.
    • Many fans guessed that the grave digger from the original game was Zeus. The revelation in Ghost of Sparta is quite anticlimatic: you just have to select this character in arena mode, or see his name in the credits.
  • What Could Have Been: In the third game, they planned for Aphrodite to draw a dagger in the middle of the sex mini-game and try to stab Kratos, forcing you to win a Quick Time Event to survive, but changed their minds.

Alternative Title(s):

God Of War