Kratos will be more 'relatable' in God of War: Ascension

God of War: Ascension allows the team to create a more "likable" Kratos--someone you could "somewhat relate to." At least--according to the game's director.

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In God of War 3, Kratos climbed upon Titans and fought the gods of Olympus to a bloody end. It's the very definition of epic. But Ascension is a prequel--what is the appeal of playing as a mere mortal? Game director Todd Papy says that Ascension's prequel nature allows the team to create a more "likable" Kratos--someone you could "somewhat relate to."

Papy explains that in the first God of War, "he was still somewhat ruthless, but there was a side to him that you could somewhat relate to. And that was something I wanted to get across." The goal? For him to be less of an "a**hole" like he was in God of War 3.

Speaking to Game Informer, Papy explains that the story of Ascension is more personal and more psychological. "The whole idea behind the story is more, 'How do you undo selling your soul to the devil?' In essence, that is the question that we are answering in this story."

It's hard to believe Kratos will be any more likable, given that we've seen him shove a knife into an elephant-man's brains. But, at least he won't hit any women?

"Where does Kratos pick up roughly six months to a year after he killed his wife and kid? What's his mental state? It's not a very pleasant one," Papy further explains, making us wonder how exactly we'll be able to relate to Kratos in this prequel story.

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    July 24, 2012 10:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Kratos will be more 'relatable' in God of War: Ascension.

    God of War: Ascension allows the team to create a more "likable" Kratos--someone you could "somewhat relate to." At least--according to the game's director.

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      July 24, 2012 10:30 AM

      so the monsters will first be huge jerks before you rip them in half?

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        July 24, 2012 10:59 AM

        He will cry tears of ash for his family. INSTEAD OF GETTING MAD AND EVEN BY RIPPING THE PANTHEON A NEW ONE.

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      July 24, 2012 10:45 AM

      First the (GoW3 spoiler) shitty touchy feeling ending to the original, now this. Fuck.

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      July 24, 2012 10:51 AM

      Sure, you can rip harpies in half and stick a giant blade through a titan's skull...but how does that relate to YOU?

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      July 24, 2012 10:54 AM

      this is not going to go well.

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      July 24, 2012 11:20 AM

      Maybe they're going back to God of War 1? I hope? Kratos wasn't exactly what you'd call likable, but his motivations and behavior were basically understandable. In 2 and 3 it just became "Kratos is angry because Kratos is angry, the end".

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      July 24, 2012 2:19 PM

      Not what will make this game interesting to me.

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      July 24, 2012 2:40 PM

      More relatable? Really?

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      July 24, 2012 2:45 PM

      i'm getting hints of ninja gaiden 3 here...

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      July 24, 2012 2:56 PM

      Do I play games, watch movies, read books set in fantastic worlds filled with mythical creatures and bloodthirsty violence to find leads I can relate to? *scratches head*

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      July 25, 2012 7:04 AM

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