‘God of War’ review: Keeping it in the family
If anything, the God of War series has always been about complex familial relationships. After all, Greek mythology is dominated by stories of fathers killing their sons, children betraying their parents and endless war punctuated by short spells of peace. But after following Kratos as he knocked off the gods of Mount Olympus one by one, the new God of War jumps forward, years after Kratos gave up his Blades of Chaos and settled down to start a family.
Though he is able to escape his old life, he cannot escape tragedy. God of War opens with Kratos cremating his wife, who passed away unexpectedly, as his son Atreus watches on. Her last wishes were for the two to spread her ashes from the tallest peak, and thus the long and winding journey through a new world begins.
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