Kratos, the protagonist from the epic game series God of War by Sony’s Santa Monica studios has come a long way from where he started off to now in the present game God of War. He began his journey as an angry Spartan demi-God who lost his family because of the Olympian Gods. And he has come a really long way from being the raging God-killer on a solo mission to a stony-faced father who has been hiding his past from his son, while teaching him about the ways of a warrior.
In the latest video posted by the developer team of God of War, Cory Barlog, the creative director of the game, talks about the evolution of Kratos, “In the time between the games God of War 3 and the new God of War Kratos has been wandering the world alone. He realized that interacting with people is a problem, he has inter problems that he needs to face alone. In my mind he has hit rock bottom emotionally.”
“His time at the Greek era, was him blaming others, with him thinking “It’s your fault, and your fault,” and he is not ready to deal with these things. And Atreus becomes important here, he is the hand that pulls out the humanity from Kratos’s dark heart.”
He continues on the importance of Atreus in the game and explains, “When Atreus does show us how to pull out the human side of Kratos, it feels so much more satisfying. And it seems like Kratos is not on a heroic journey, but on one to regain a fraction of his humanity.”
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God of War releases exclusively for PlayStation 4 on April 20.