God of War III
God of War III is an action/adventure game in the God of War series based in Greek mythology.
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Story & Themes
Eventually, Kratos is able to reach Pandora, but she sacrifices herself to open the box when Zeus and Gaia arrive. After opening it, Kratos finds Pandora's Box to be empty. He then fights Zeus and Gaia, killing both. However, Zeus's spirit continues to attack him, and Kratos only finds the strength to keep fighting after entering his unconscious psyche and finally attaining self-absolution for his past sins. Zeus is eventually destroyed, and the Olympic gods no longer maintain power over the world.
In the final segment of the game, Athena confronts Kratos, demanding that he return the hope he unintentionally absorbed from Pandora's Box. But Kratos chooses instead to impale himself, releasing the hope into the world for everyone to have.
- Kratos is a viciously violent and ruthless character. Do you think there's any justification for his actions? Does he deserve forgiveness or atonement?
- What do you think of Kratos' character arc? Did you like the ending to his story?
- Is Kratos a likable protagonist? Is he meant to be? Are the antagonists more likable?
- 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, Minigames, Platformer, Puzzle
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Cannot be played online