One of Sony's bigger announcements out of this year's E3 was the return of Greece's favourite son, Kratos, in an entirely new God of War. However, the setting for the next chapter in Kratos' life was anything but familiar and created far more questions than answers.
So we've taken a good old look at it, and asked the big, hard question: Why is a Greek god now a Norse god?
Let’s get a few things out of the way first. Naturally, Kratos is awesome and the God of War series is, and has been, fantastic. Creating a game about Norse gods in as violent a fashion as the God of War series is also a very cool idea, but marrying the two really doesn’t make sense. It’s been suggested that because multiple belief systems coexisted in history (and to this day), that it’s largely plausible that Kratos could have left the Greek isles at the close of God of War III and found his way to Norway where Norse gods walked the Earth, in much the same way they did in the traditional God of War series. But I don’t buy it. It’d be like setting Nathan Drake’s next adventure in space, because now he’s an astronaut, or something.
There's obviously a lot more about his circumstances than we know, but at face value, we're not entirely sure this direction is good, or at least good with Kratos at its helm.
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