God of War: Chains of Olympus
God of War: Chains of Olympus is a handheld installment in the action/adventure God of War series.
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Story & Themes
With the help of Helios' sister, Eos, Kratos learns that the Titan Atlas has abducted the Sun God. In order to save him, Kratos travels to the Underworld, confronting the queen, Persephone. He's then offered the choice to forsake his mission and his powers in order to stay with his deceased daughter, Calliope. Kratos initially takes this deal, but then discovers that it was a ploy to distract him. Working with Atlas, Persephone was using Helios' power to destroy Mount Olympus. At great personal cost, Kratos leaves his daughter forever, regains his powers, and binds Atlas to the Pillar of the World. Helios is restored, and the sun returns once again to the sky.
- Kratos is a viciously violent and ruthless character. Do you think there's any justification for his actions?
- What do you think of Kratos' backstory? Does it help explain the type of person he is in the earlier games?
- What do you think of the choice Kratos made? Would you have done the same? Why/why not?
- What do you think of the way in which the game portrays/interprets Greek mythology? Is it anything like what you learned in school?
Action/Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle
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