It seems very clear that you haven’t played the new GoW. This is nothing compared to the old games. I could never like them due to the excessive violence. Conversely, the new GoW is likely my favorite game of the entire gen.
But it carries the name. People know the name. The series has a reputation that we're not about to forget any time soon. That reputation will make people not care about it and avoid it.
And i am currently playing it, and it's still violent as ever. It's just more "artsy" now.
Equating this game to the other GoW games is really off base.
Violence against a Draugr/troll/Ogre, as in the new GoW, is COMPLETELY different from violence against humans. 99% of the violence in this GoW is non-human. I’m with you on the old games. I was turned off enough by the violence in GoW 2 and 3 that I stopped playing them and never finished. But are you seriously offended by violently killing an undead/demon creature? And even the human violence in the new GoW is greatly subdued. It’s no longer excessive and tasteless and, a big one: it is now done only in SELF-DEFENSE or by necessity (e.g. to protect Atreus). In the prior GoWs, Kratos killed for the sake of killing, and he sought it out. In this one, he actually tries to avoid fights with human enemies. I assure you, you will see nothing like the human kills in the other GoWs. I’ll never forget that Hercules kill. :/
I don’t want to spoil anything for you; you’ll just have to keep playing the game. And by the time you finish it, I think you will see how positively different the new GoW is compared to its predecessors. It’s an awesome experience and a hell of a redemption for the character of Kratos.
Also, now that it’s officially confirmed this game has done godly numbers with 3.1 mill sold through in 3 days, it further drives the point that this game is not what you think it is.
Last edited by pitzy272 - on 09 May 2018