Everywhere I turn, I seem to see someone else talking about how God of War III has effectively killed off all the Greek (and, for the fastidious, Roman) gods, leaving none for the assumed continuation of the series. But, these same people go on to point out, there are many other pantheons to choose from, and Kratos can continue his deicidal mania in any one of these alternative settings.
To all these people I say, give the man a break. I mean, he’s been killing everyone for a long time now, and it doesn’t seem to be helping much. I mean, can we really say things are better? Personally, I believe Kratos probably has a strong passion for collecting miniature porcelain dolls, and I think we should, as a community of gamers, support his pursuit of healthy, constructive alternatives to killing every supreme being he encounters.
I grant, God of War IV: Display Cabinet Arrangement doesn’t immediately seem to pack the same punch, but we have to give it a chance. If Kratos wants to settle down, I think we owe him the opportunity. And if it doesn’t work out, we steal his tiny Darth Vader doll and tell him Buddha took it.