Six games, almost an entire Pantheon of Greek Gods brutally murdered, and lots of screaming. Here is the story of God of War summed up in 7 minutes.
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Kratos becomes a servant to Ares (war). Kratos goes mad. Kratos kills Orkos (breaks his oath). Kratos becomes (synonymous to) War. Gaia helps Kratos in order to end Zeus. Kratos ends Hades. Hope helps Kratos end Zeus (theocracy).
A brief history of past nightmares and future dreams?
Ok IGN figure this one out. Kratos used the loom of faith to go all the way back in time to bring back the titans to help destroy mt olympia, BUT. Why couldn't he go back in time to save his wife and child?
So he f***ed up the world and left it in that state. Should have left it to the gods to maintain order. Also how come the world is not f'd up in God of War 4? Been watching walkthroughs of it for hours and hours and still haven't had any answer to what happened between god of war 3 and 4. The game (4) progresses very slowly and doesn't have much story from what I've seen.
AWESOME recap, i was not confused after all , i was pretty sure that we had to retrieve pandora's box twice in the entire saga... but i have totally forgotten the plot on the PSP episodes... so great recap.
So, here comes a thought, aimed at all the people who are asking how he survived after GOWIII, and made it to the reboot. 90% of the following is speculation, NOT necessarily fact, but bear with me. Spoilers of the Greek saga ahead, although if you're watching this video, you certainly don't care. None about GOW4. Here's your big old warning anyway.
Thanatos and Hades are the two gods of death and dying. Thanatos, literally the god of death, was slaughtered in Ghost of Sparta. Hades was killed not long before Kratos' demise in GOWIII. The Greek hell is in ruin, equal to or worse than the mortal realm. There is no god to drag a soul to hell, nor give orders to any other being to do so. Thus, Kratos can't die. He probably considered this before stabbing himself with the Blade of Olympus, and only did so to release Hope to the mortals, rather than allowing Athena to keep it for herself. After this, he throws himself off the mountain, and I suppose waits to heal, before escaping Greece, and as we know, travelling to the shores of the Norselands.
Now, there's one big plot hole in all this, and that's unfortunately where we have the least factual information to speculate from. If Kratos survived because the Gods of Death are dead, did any OTHER gods killed AFTER Hades survive? Debatable. We know Athena is still at least somewhat alive. Her spectral form walked away from Kratos after he shanked himself at the end of GOW3. But you must remember, the olympians are full-fledged gods. Kratos is a DEMIgod, born of a god, and a mortal. He is half human. While he was given full godship after defeating Ares, and still retains much of that power, something simply must have changed after the Pantheon's destruction. This is why I believe that Kratos survived, and other gods didn't. They have their own WAY of dying. They don't go to the underworld after their respective defeats, they just disappear, leaving a trail of bodies and chaos in their wake. Ares explodes into fire. Poseidon floods the oceans. Hera... kills a few weeds. But that IS their death; No afterlife. No chance at crawling out of hell, like Kratos after his "yearly vacation in Hades". Hence, Zeus, Hermes, Helios, and other gods killed AFTER Hades and Thanatos are dead.
Kratos survived, because of his human half. Because of it, Kratos DOES get taken to the underworld each time he dies, and there have been a LOT of different occasions to prove it. Probably more than even he would like to admit. Without Hades or Thanatos, no one can drag him there, and he walks away. Despite the gaping hole in his chest, the lack of blood, and nowhere to go, he simply gets up, and walks it off. Fun thing to think about though, by that logic, is that other people, humans, demigods, similar, like Perseus, Hercules and other mortals are still alive also. Might they make an appearance later in the series? Who knows. I'm sorry this was so long, but i've been thinking about it for a while now, and I hope you enjoyed it.
The Genius Who Invented Economics Blogging Reveals How He Got Everything Right And Whats Coming Next.
Bill McBride, Calculated Risk The economics blogosphere was invented in early 2005 by a retired technology executive in Southern California named Bill McBride.
Thank God for that, because his blog, Calculated Risk, has been an invaluable and influential read for numerous reasons.
For one thing, its always been right. In its early days, when we all started reading it, it was way ahead of the curve in terms of warning about the housing bubble, horrible bank lending practices, and generally the economic collapse. From his perch in Newport Beach, CA he could see first hand the people taking out loans worth 10x their income, filling their Inland Empire garages with Harleys and Boats that they obviously couldnt afford.
But unlike many other bloggers who made a name during the crisis, he didnt stick with the doom and gloom message. He started making arguments for a GDP rebound in 2009.
Then in February of this year, he made his most important call: He announced: The Housing Bottom Is Here . McBride had officially come full circle from his days warning of housing collapse. Today, 8 months later, the housing bottom is becoming general consensus.
In addition to being correct on the economy, Calculated Risk has imparted the internet with other good practices, such as dutifully charting out the data, and examining data in an impartial, apolitical, non-hysterical manner.