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Is Kratos a Man in a Kilt or wearing a Loincloth?
By the way, I've notice something about the gameplay: it's just me, or the idea of the Orbs is really similar to that of Souls in the Onimusha Games (which all came earlier than GOW)? I mean: in Onimusha you get "Souls" by slaying demons, more Souls if you kill them in a special fashion (the Issen attack). You have Yellow Souls for Health, Blue Souls for Magic and Red Souls for Experience. In GOW, you can obtain "Orbs" by killing monsters, you get a lot more if you finish them off with the action button (ironically, in a gorier way)and you have Green Orbs for Health, Blue Orbs for Magic and Red Orbs for Experience. I'm not saying that they copied the idea, just that that it seems a curios coincidence for me.... isn't it?
About Hercules, there's something wrong about what he said... he told Kratos that when he was sent to clean the Augean Stables (Fifth Labour), the Gods ordered Kratos to go and kill Ares. So, after at least a whole night in Athens, 3 days Climbing Kronos and at least a whole day spent in the Temple of Pandora, Hercules was going on his Eleventh Labour. So... just How the Hell could he complete Five Labours (The Birds, The Wild Bull, Dyomedes' Mares, Hyppolita's Belt, Geryon's Cattle) AND the journey with the Argonauts.... in just FOUR DAYS!!!??? Something's wrong with that...
Uhm, while the first God of War didn't keep a perfect track of how time passed, I believe it was adressed at the beggining, right after we see Kratos jumping off a cliff, that we jump to "three weeks in the past", and that's when Kratos is apparently first ordered to kill Ares. That's it... if my memory isn't failing me.
...You're right... that makes sense now.. but since Hercules was really really strong (just look at his Cestus!!).... why couldn't Daddy Zeus tell him something on the line of "Ok son, stop this silly Labours and go to kick Ares'Ass right now?" well... come on.... oh oh wait... maybe because.. in the case of Kratos... it was personal?
The Five Bad Band thing. Wouldn't Hercules fit The Brute more than Hades? Hades is probably closer to The Dark Chick.
Well... I guess they both fit that trope. They're both large, intimidating, strong and brutal. The only difference is that Hades eventually uses some smart "magic tricks" like the floating skulls or the loads of chains. Then again, Hercules is just a Demigod, unlike Hades. By the way, why Hades, the God of Underworld, couldn't summon the souls of the slain monsters just like Kratos did later???
I'd do it but I'm lazy as hell so if anyone wants to, could they add that Morpheus also survives to any tropes where Aphrodite and Artemis are stated to be the sole survivors of the Greek pantheon?
Some fan believed that, since he didn't show up after Helios' death, the Gods punished him (or even killed him) after the events of Chain of Olympus. I guess this makes sense, since I doubt Zeus would let someone get away with, you now, try to conquer the wholw world and keep the gods into a deep slumber... not mentioning his hordes of monsters and the "Blob-like" Mist that he sent upon Greece
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