For some reason back when God of War was released on the PS2 I never thought to play it, though now that I think about it there was a good chance that my system was already broken… Stupid broken systems… Anyway, now with the collection on the PS3 I had no reason not to finally give them a go, and thank the gods I did because they still hold up with the best of the games currently coming out (a lot of which God of War has acted as inspiration for).
In these games you play Kratos, a Spartan warrior with a love for soaking the ground with blood as the errand boy of the gods. In the first installment Kratos is going on a mission to bring a stop to Ares, the God of War, who is terrorizing Athens. Spoiler alert: In the end Kratos, being as BA as he is, kicks some Ares booty and is given the title of the God of War. Which brings on the plot of the second game: Eventually the other gods on Olympus realize their mistake and devise a way to take this thrown from Kratos. By doing so, Kratos is fueled to once again set out on a revenge mission to bring about the fall of the gods, and he is not a man you want holding something against you. [Read more...]