Kratos Will Have Morals And Cry About His Feelings In God of War Ascension
Doesn’t he just look all warm and cuddly in the image above?
Anyway, the story here is that according to Sony Santa Monica’s lead designer Mark Simon, God of War: Ascension will feature a very different Kratos compared to the awesome and completely deranged murderer we know and love. This time he’ll have morals and not introduce himself to innocent bystanders by destroying them to steal red and green orbs from their corpses.
Simon, recently speaking with Polygon, gave an example of how Kratos will be more human.
“For example, there’s the guy who’s against the wall, and there’s a fire, and in order to get past him Kratos just kills him and moves on. I think what the Kratos in this game would do is, he would try to move around the guy”, Simon explained.
“He wouldn’t try to kill him to move on”, Simon continued, “He’s not going to go massively out of his way or anything like that, he is very driven to do what he does — the guy is a Spartan general, he’s killed hundreds and hundreds of people.
“But the civilians in this case,”Simon added, “he doesn’t kill any civilian, here. The ones that are killing the civilians are the beasts that he’s fighting against, and we want to get back to that. Because it’s important to know that, like, these guys are terrorizing the workers on this statue.”
“Kratos is going to go in and fight those guys, so in a way he’s more heroic for doing things like this. When the Juggernaut shows up, he kills three guys just like that, and Kratos runs in and fights this guy. That’s the monster, in this game, not Kratos.”
You know, it’s generally understood that it would be a catastrophe to make a dead baby joke after a baby has actually died. Similarly, I feel the goal here of making Kratos more human is completely lost in Ascension after the psychopathic Spartan showed the entire world what a massive prick he is in God of War III by successfully doing something many Dragon Ball Z villains have tried and failed to do.
Actually, I don’t quite see how the dead baby joke analogy is relevant, but sometimes I just say stuff and that’s how the potato explodes. Yeah, I just went there.
But really, this is dumb.