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The player controls Kratos, the former servant of the God of War, Ares, who tricked Kratos into killing his wife and child. Kratos renounced Ares, breaking his blood oath to the god. For this act, Kratos was imprisoned by the three Furies.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Orkos / Multiplayer Announcer / Worker / Prisoner (voice)
Alethia (voice)
Oracle (voice)
Spartan / Slave (voice)
Zeus (voice)
Kratos (voice)
Dave Carter ...
Multiplayer Soldier (voice)
Civillian (voice)
Poseidon / Soldier / Prisoner (voice)
Keith Ferguson ...
Boat Captain (voice)
Megaera / Bliss Whore (voice)
Brad Grusnick ...
Pollux / Spartan / Civilian (voice)
Alecto / Slave / Lysandra / Civilian (voice)
Dave Hill ...
Multiplayer Soldier (voice)
Narrator (voice)


The player controls Kratos, the former servant of the God of War, Ares, who tricked Kratos into killing his wife and child. Kratos renounced Ares, breaking his blood oath to the god. For this act, Kratos was imprisoned by the three Furies.

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Before he was a god, he was a man.


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12 March 2013 (USA)  »

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God of War IV  »

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Same old, same old. Gore ,nudity and even more gore.
23 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Thoughts: Ahhh! God of War, the prime example of grand button mashing goodness, none will ever compare. The game is easily the second most graphic in the series, it wasn't shocking like GoW 3, but it is more detailed than the other four games. This game is really pointless, I don't care about whats happening or whats gonna happen, since I know how it all ends. This really is a game only die hard fans will thoroughly enjoy, everyone else could care less. But I'm not complaining, the more GoW, the more better.

The Game: The story is made up of present day situations and flashbacks, throughout the game I started to forget which was which. The opening level pits you in a prison built on top of a titan, that was a pretty cool idea, but you don't get to fight the titan, but instead another monster that offers little to no excitement. Lets just say none of the boss's I have played so far are worth any thought. Nothing will ever beat those awe inspiring boss's in GoW 3. Here's a little content advisory: The brunt of the nudity is in the first stage when you walk into a room with at least 5 nude women with over-sized you know whats, but it is just an illusion. Kills include slicing an enemies head vertically in great detail and tearing open a Cyclops's abdomen exposing organs and the rib cage. The rest is nothing you haven't seen before for experienced players. And then there is the over abundant force of bare cheated female enemies, even more so that previous games. I thought I'd put this here since no one has updated the actual content advisory.

The game play: GoW 3's combat was easy peazy, it is pretty much an offensive style game. Thats no longer the case, defence is more important than ever. The game is defiantly much harder that the game prior to this. A fight with Cerberus or anyone, will end with you losing all of your health and magic, but don't worry there is always a health chest after the fight. Pressing L1 and triangle will solve pretty much any problem, I tend to over use it. Then there is other fights that are too easy, there is no medium, it's either hard or easy. I am playing on normal difficulty and it gives a good challenge, if you consider trial and error a challenge. You will die more from pit falls than you will in combat. I recommend easy, just so you know where everything is and how to defeat enemies for a second play through. There are some glitches here and there, most of them require you to restart the game, there are at least two times I have had to do this in order to continue. The graphics are nothing new, just that the gore looks better. They put more effort into making the nudity look realistic, well good for them, job accomplished. Overall it's a sort of step back from GoW3's presentation, it really offers nothing to people who aren't fans.

GoW Ascension offers nothing new, but that doesn't effect my opinion of this game is awesome. Some parts are boring, but hey it's a prequel, nothing big has happened yet. I enjoy it and have some fun playing it, and thats really what counts at the end of the day.

Warning to everyone. Please wait to buy this game you will save yourself a lot of pain and suffering. I have just received a game breaking glitch, prior to this one I have had three that required me to restart the game. But the one I just got is unfix-able. I was about halfway past the 20 chapter mark, but when I loaded the game today I died a little inside. I am now back on chapter thirteen where I got the first glitch. I have lost 2 or so hours of work. Oh well, playing through it a second time has allowed me to learn a few new tactics for certain enemies. Now that I have played through the lost progress again, I see that the game is actually pretty easy, you can block anything, the hardest enemies are the gorgons and those dragon/bat things, the rest is a piece of cake. The trial of Archimedes is the hardest part of the game so far, just because of those Gorgons.

I have just completed the game, it was pointless, but I enjoyed it. The end boss reminds me of the ending of Pirates of the Caribean at worlds end. This was the grandest fight in the game. The song "Warrior's truth" is my favourite in the series, they rest of the soundtrack is good also.

Recommended to fans, if your not a fan, start with the earlier games.

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