For starters, I’d just like to apologize again for this week. It turns out I had, and still have, the flu. I almost never get sick, and this time really kicked my ass.
On the plus side, however, I couldn’t have picked a much better time to be sick, as news is starting to slow down due to the holidays. And speaking of the holidays, I imagine that next week will be pretty much dead in regards to news. Of course, I’ll post whatever I can, but I wouldn’t expect much. Either way, I should be feeling a lot better by the time news starts to pick up again in a week or so.
I’d also like to thank everyone for the kind comments, they really meant a lot to me and definitely helped my will to live. Now, onto the Thought!
Another Friday, another Thought! This week, I’d like to talk about one of Sony’s biggest games for 2018, and how we know suspiciously little about it. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!
At E3 in 2016, Sony officially announced a new God of War title. Simply titled, God of War, the new game is set to take a new direction for the series. With a more open world, a deeper combat system, and an entirely different setting all being new features. A new companion for Kratos, Atreus, is also something new for the series.
But there is something just a little bit odd going on in regards to the way that Sony is showing off the game. What I mean to say is that, for a game that is suppose to come out within the next 3 months, we have seen a very small amount of actual gameplay. In the past year and a half since the original announcement, we have only been shown short clips of gameplay that didn’t really seem to exhibit anything too exciting. There could be a few reasons for this, but I have one idea that I believe makes a lot of sense.
I think God of War could be pulling a Metal Gear Solid 2.
Let me explain what happened with that game, beware of spoilers for those that would rather not know. Before the launch of Metal Gear Solid 2, all the marketing and promotion for the title only showed Solid Snake as the player character. And no one had any idea that that Snake was only the player character for the first 2 hours of the game. After that, Raiden would make his entrance, and be revealed as the true main character of Metal Gear Solid 2.
It would make a lot of sense if Santa Monica was trying to pull the same thing with God of War. Have Kratos be playable for the beginning of the game, and then switch to Atreus at some point early on. Maybe there could even be a time skip to go with it. This would explain why they haven’t shown us much of a game that is coming out very soon.
There are other possibilities of course. Maybe the game isn’t quite ready for launch and a delay will be announced here soon. Or maybe they know they don’t have to show much footage to generate hype. I also know that Santa Monica is very attached to the character Kratos, so I don’t know that they would want to take a risk and abandon him yet.
Having said that, I would be so much more interested in the game if Atreus was the main character. The new God of War is set to shake up the core of the series significantly, and I think it is only appropriate that a new face go along with it. I say have a proper send off for Kratos, and then don’t look back.
What do you think Santa Monica is up to? And perhaps more importantly, what do you hope they do? Be sure to leave a comment below!
Well, that is it from me folks. For everyone celebrating the holidays next week, I hope you all have a great time. And for those that aren't, I hope you all enjoy your week too! Thanks everyone!