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God of War: Ascension (IV):

 1 dmysta 3000, Wed, 18th Apr '12 8:42:41 PM from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Teaser leaked just now.

 2 X 2 X, Wed, 18th Apr '12 8:55:49 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
[insert quip here]
From the sounds of things, prequel?
A poem by Kenshiro: Roses are red / Violets are blue / Omae wa mo / Shindeiru.
 3 Nicknacks, Wed, 18th Apr '12 9:00:06 PM from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
Yeah, that's dumb. And plumbed.

If you insist on continuing to play in the universe, just make a sequel so there can actually be stakes. 2 cents.
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Kratos again, eh?

From battle stems rivalries. From rivalries stems respect. From respect stems friendship.

...And friendship is the greatest magic of all.
Jonah Falcon
Just make it God of War IV and make Kratos the fucking villain.

James Heller would kick his ass, too.
Jonah Falcon
 6 Hanz, Wed, 18th Apr '12 9:47:37 PM from Somewhere Else
Sufficiently Awesome
So if it's supposed to take place before Kratos dealt with Ares, then what's he supposed to use in place of the Chains?
To Hell with the world and all it's Myriad Peoples!
Jonah Falcon
His nipple chains.
Jonah Falcon
[up]...Why am I even trying to imagine what that would look like during gameplay...?
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 9 dmysta 3000, Wed, 18th Apr '12 9:56:10 PM from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Jonah Falcon
Ever seen the girls at strip clubs with the propellers on their boobs? [lol]
Jonah Falcon
Left Eye
[up]x4 Well he IS Greek.
 12 Nicknacks, Wed, 18th Apr '12 10:21:47 PM from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
Kratos does get off way too easily in III. He fucks up the world and then jumps off a cliff? If I were one of the other Gods floating around I'd try and (gently) suggest to him that a better source of redemption would be in the Greek equivalent of flood relief, or housing initiatives.

And, anyway, all those gods he kills survive in a Roman form anyway, leaving heaps of room for a straight sequel that involves less house building mini-games.
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Jonah Falcon
I don't really care about Kratos. He's an unlikeable murderous creep.
Jonah Falcon
 14 Rationalinsanity, Wed, 18th Apr '12 11:25:16 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
I thought Kratos' backstory has been pretty much defined and fleshed out? I am surprised that they haven't done a Spiritual Successor based on Norse/Egyptian/whatever myths.

 15 Nicknacks, Wed, 18th Apr '12 11:34:53 PM from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
I'm guessing they're going to try and capitalise on the first game using the same VA for the Narrator/Gaia and the woman who curses Kratos. Spin it all as some kind of manipulation.
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All things considered, Kratos is somewhat more reasonable than the rest of the Greek Pantheon. He'll only go after you if you get in his way, nor does he act as petty.

Now, if you piss him off or happen to have some relation to his [[moraleventhorizon mission though]]...

edited 18th Apr '12 11:44:55 PM by SgtRicko

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 17 Rynnec, Wed, 18th Apr '12 11:48:32 PM Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Keyword there is somewhat. The dude dropped a guy into a Hydra for no reason whatsoever.
"I'll show you fear, there is no hell, only darkness."

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 18 Nicknacks, Wed, 18th Apr '12 11:53:09 PM from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
Yeah, and dropped a sex slave into some clock work door controls when there were some perfectly substitutable dogs hanging around.

I think the real reason we're not getting a IV is because there just aren't enough people left to beat up without impunity, or any ways to hurt Kratos and therefore provide him with reasons.

I'd be interested in seeing a game that revolved around a group of heroes that were related to people who Kratos purposelessly killed. They all gang up on Kratos and he, discovering he doesn't really want to die, fights them off. It could become a really interesting game.

edited 18th Apr '12 11:57:55 PM by Nicknacks

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 19 Demongodofchaos 2, Thu, 19th Apr '12 4:31:57 AM from Reality Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
I am become death, Destroyer of worlds
....Meh, I might get this, but I'll still say Asura took Kratos's place as the angriest video game character of all time without being an asshole about it a while ago.
I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

 20 Vox, Thu, 19th Apr '12 4:33:48 AM from Bisekmūthkat
Pathological Monster
Didn't we already see his origins in Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta? This looks to be retreading old ground.

Besides, what's left for him to fight? Achilles? Nyx? A magically animated Trojan Horse?
 21 Kayeka, Thu, 19th Apr '12 4:44:00 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
This makes me sad.

I mean, sure, I get it. Making games is a business, businesses like money and the God Of War franchise makes money. I get that milking the franchise even further makes sense from that perspective.

But goddangit, the story is OVER. Done. Finished. There is nothing left, unless you want to go full Expansion Pack Past on Kratos.

Seeing series continue after their natural ending point is so incredibly depressing. It will never be as good as before, and the franchise will only be remembered for dragging on too long, rather then the advances it made in the field of gameplay and even story telling (at least the first GOW did).

I get it, money and such. But wouldn't it be better to invest the money and technical know-how you gained from this project in a new franchise? That way, you won't tarnish the company's reputation, I'd think.

edited 19th Apr '12 4:44:26 AM by Kayeka

Director up on the blog, taling about it. Well, i say talking

Whats interesting to me, is whats not being said. Notice the guy does not use the p word. In fact, there's little to nothing to narrow down the when, why and how, or even the where here.

We'll know more when they stream the gameplay.

^I'm questioning how you think God of War III tarnished Santa Monicas reputation.

edited 19th Apr '12 4:47:42 AM by ARealCard

 23 Kayeka, Thu, 19th Apr '12 4:50:03 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
[up]I don't. While the original GOW would have done fine as a standalone, they could add the sequels without making it feel too forced. It's not milking if what you are adding to the story still makes sense.

This just doesn't feel like it will make sense.
 24 LOEADITO Ox, Thu, 19th Apr '12 4:54:51 AM from Anywhere xcept here
Since when milking is a bad thing???
 25 Kayeka, Thu, 19th Apr '12 4:56:19 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Since Crash Bandicoot.
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