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Fun but Waaaaay too violent

  • Jun 6, 2005
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"God of War" has finally pushed the envelope a little too far and has created a game that is completely unsuitable for children. While the game is very fun, and challenging, it has included too much gratutious violence and even (gasp) nudity for my tastes.

While I don't exect every game to be watered down to the level of "Kingdom Hearts" (a game that has similar game play), I also don't expect to see slow motion decapitations. Honestly, the added violence adds nothing to the game play - so why is it included?

Besides this flaw- I found the game to be both fun and challenging. Many of the battles take a fair amount of thought and skill before you can get through them. I also enjoyed the mythologhy that is included - a kind of "Clash of the Titans" turned into a video game.

In short - Buy at your own risk - if you are in any way squeemish you may want to find another game.

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Unleash the power of the Gods and embark on a merciless quest as Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior driven to destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with lethal double chainblades, Kratos must carve through mythology's darkest creatures - including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solving intricate puzzles in breathtaking environments. Driven by pure revenge, nothing can stop Kratos from achieving absolution.
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