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TheImpossible1 26 points ago +27 / -1

With a name like "God of War", were you expecting Mr Rogers?

Next review from this person :

"Forza Horizon 5 is good, but there's too much driving. What about the impact on the planet? 6/10."

YesMovement [S] 17 points ago +17 / -0

Super Smash Bros is good but won't' satisfy those wanting a character-based romantic comedy.

TheImpossible1 18 points ago +19 / -1

"When I got told my review was for Smash Bros, I was expecting LGBTQ+ orgies but I got a fighting game. Title is misleading, 0/10."

"I started playing the new Call of Duty, but I can't help but feel your character is too aggressive, he never tries to reason with the terrorists. 2/10 because the graphics were good."

BandageBandolier 15 points ago +15 / -0

Week by week games journalists prove ever more convincingly they are not born, they crawl out from under palaeolithic cave rocks as fully formed ignorant shitstains.

bamboozler1 8 points ago +8 / -0

Comment of the day, so far, this one, lol. 👌🏻

theradraccoon 17 points ago +18 / -1

I could never bother with that game. The thought of me being expected to give a shit about the family life of a mass murderer seemed silly.

Khenal 14 points ago +14 / -0

It's an interesting dynamic he has with his son. The player thinks Kratos would make a terrible dad, and Kratos would agree. He was very deliberately not a father to his son, until his wife died. He may be the ghost of Sparta, but he would still rather not throw his son to the wolves, so they both have to grow.

And, you know, carve a bloody path through the Norse Pantheon, too, because they won't leave him and his kid alone.

LinkR 11 points ago +11 / -0

He has a lot more character development than you think. The franchise is a lot more than the violence. Kratos is psychologicaly tortured constantly.

FrostedCricketFlakes 9 points ago +9 / -0

The original game has Kratos seeking revenge because Ares leads Kratos to kill his former wife and child.

yamez 7 points ago +7 / -0

which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, frankly. If somebody pulled that on me, I would stop at nothing to see that person dead.

OBRIENMUSTSUFFER 10 points ago +10 / -0

I always kind of hated Kratos, honestly.

FromTheShadows 5 points ago +6 / -1

While I liked the older games for their gameplay and polish, it's always rubbed me the wrong way how hard the writers tried to make you sympathize with Kratos when it becomes evident that he's not only a piece of shit who becomes an even bigger piece of shit with every iteration, but that he was always one before the story even began. The fact that they keep on bringing him back to life after killing him just so they can keep the series going is fucking retarded.

LinkR 3 points ago +3 / -0

Everyone in the world of God of War is generally an even bigger piece of shit than Kratos.

FromTheShadows 0 points ago +1 / -1

I disagree. God of War is not a game of lesser evil versus greater evil, even if that's what the writers think they were doing. It's exact same evil versus exact same evil. The gods go around exploiting and killing humans at their whim, and so does Kratos. He kills panicking civilians indiscriminately as he cuts a way through the usual monstrous adversaries. He murders people brutally and without hesitation to open a path forward. Sometimes, he kills` people just because. He begins the second game raiding Rhodes the exact same way Ares raided Athens in the first game, and that was just his latest sacking in his war of conquest across Greece. He constantly cries about how his family was killed and how it's all the gods' faults, but never once considers the hundreds if not thousands of families he tore apart before and after he achieved godhood.

I think the whole incident with the slave girl in GoW3 represents represents just how truly vile a thing Kratos is. This was an innocent who was more or less enslaved by Poseidon, kept around as a sex slave and abused. So what does Kratos do when he finds her? Ignore her? Let her be? Free her and send her on her way? Feel at least a tinge of sympathy for this woman who, like him, has suffered at the gods' hands? Nope! He yanks her around, manhandles her, treats her like an animal, and then chains her up to a crank so that she can open a gate for him, getting torn to pieces in the process. He doesn't give a shit what happens to her. The entire scene showed just how completely lacking in empathy Kratos is and how he is exactly the same as the gods he hates so much.

And how did Kratos' beloved family die? He raided a village and killed people left and right for no other reason than because Ares told him to, stopping only when he noticed his wife and daughter among the bodies. And what was he doing before he made his deal with the Devil Ares? Being a good soldier boy for Sparta, meaning he was spending most of his time terrorizing the Helots. Kratos is not a tragic figure who fell from grace. He was an evil bastard from the very beginning and he only became an even eviler one over time.

one_two_three_4 4 points ago +4 / -0

The gameplay itself is great. The story and character are complete crap.

bamboozler1 15 points ago +15 / -0

Is that… Is that a real thing someone wrote, unironically..? Were they intending to be humorous?? 🤔

I know we are in severe cultural decline, and infantilization, as a species, but that is…

Absolutely batshit.

bamboozler1 8 points ago +9 / -1

Also, a “loving game”..?

What even IS that?? The SIMS..? Fucking FarmVille?? Animal Crossing??

I’ve never heard “loving”, as in that exact word, applied to a vidya in my life. And I’m not exactly a spring chicken, so… 🤦🏻‍♂️

BIgDaddyDangler2 12 points ago +12 / -0

I wanna KILL things in God of WAR, you fuckin fag.

cccpneveragain 10 points ago +10 / -0

Next they will write a review for GTA that it's may not satisfy everyone looking for a game where they don't have to be a criminal.

Ahaus667 8 points ago +8 / -0

Everything must comply with lgbtq worldview. Clearly “toxic” masculinity is a no-no.

BrainJuice 7 points ago +7 / -0

I honestly thought that was the whole character arc. He starts off gruff, almost unloving. By the end he's much more compassionate and caring toward his son.

Steampunk_Moustache 6 points ago +6 / -0

a loving game

It's called GOD OF WAR.


AllGunsNoCope 5 points ago +5 / -0

When parents and other relations are absent, people look for love in video games.

But our society is totally healthy guys, glorious progress.

simpdestroyer 5 points ago +5 / -0

The author of that article is a woman and a diversity hire... So...

GoofTroop186 4 points ago +4 / -0

I wish the moments of him attempting to be a good father only to draw back weren’t so prevalent

Imagine being a professional writer and your criteria for whether or not a dad is good or bad is how like affectionately emotive he is. Especially in a fucking universe where the kid is being hunted by Zeus or whoever.

Knife-TotingRat 1 point ago +1 / -0

Game named God of War

"Journalist" expects it to be "loving"

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