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God of War Doesn't Entirely Solve the Kratos Problem | Unrivaled Gamer
I was skeptical. I expected this new, serious, grown-up God of War to mistake misery for maturity—to think a Kratos that's sullen instead of angry, that's struggling to connect with his only living son rather than seeking vengeance for his dead family, would somehow make up for the adolescent angst that has defined all these games so far. I expected it to show one asshole's journey into being a slightly different kind of asshole. There's definitely a lot of that to this game—early on it seems like Kratos is worried that his son won't grow up into a merciless, rage-filled genocide machine if he shows him even the slightest bit of tenderness—but it isn't entirely a po-faced paean to surly dads and their sad mama's boy sons. There's at least a bit more soul here than the name on the box would ever lead you to believe.Here's the gist: after slaughtering the entire Greek pantheon, Kratos beats it far north, settling in a cabin deep in Norse territory with his new wife. Eventually they're