Now that God of War: Ragnarok The release date is here, the game looks more tangible than ever. No one expected such a touching story to come from a series previously known for gratuitous violence and one-dimensional characters. But thanks to 2018, a new vision and respect for past games god of war Succeed in exceeding everyone’s expectations. Fans have been waiting for the sequel of this movie for a long time god of warAnd on November 9, everyone will finally be able to experience the story of Kratos and Atreus.

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to go along with God of War: Ragnarok, Sony Santa Monica has released a cinematic trailer featuring Kratos and an older Atreus battling Droager’s army as well as Fenrir, the great wolf. With the trailer released last year, it looks like Kratos and Atreus are still using the same weapons as in the previous game; Kratos with his Leviathan Ax and Blades of Chaos; Atreus with his talon bow. With so much history tied into these weapons (and given that Kratos doesn’t really need to carry much gear), it would be a mistake to expand the player’s arsenal with weapons that have nothing to do with the characters.

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The Leviathan Ax and Blades of Chaos are central to Kratos’ story and gameplay

2018 when the Leviathan Ax was introduced god of war, the players were confused. This ax replaced Kratos’ iconic Blades of Chaos with slow hits and dealt frost-based damage. While the Leviathan Ax felt good to use, the Blades of Chaos did not have the same history with its wielder. As it turns out, the Leviathan Ax was Kratos’ way of distancing himself from his troubled past. The weapon was a gift to him from Faye – his late wife who is central to the new Norse setting as well as Kratos and Atreus’ journey.

Players have a good time with the Leviathan Axe, and as they get used to it, they find that the weapon will not be effective in the frozen realm of Helheim. It is here that players are reintroduced to the Blades of Chaos – Kratos’ original weapon god of war Game Blades are fast, and their attacks have a wide sweep and are fire-based – making them perfect for fighting Helheim’s forces. The weapons are also strongly tied to the past Kratos wants to forget – a past he will eventually have to face if he wants to move forward with Atreus. Leviathan Ax and Blades of Chaos are both built very large god of warof mythology and gameplay that adding more would only complicate the story and straightforward gameplay players have become accustomed to.

Most of Kratos’ old weapons were not memorable

Not that Kratos hasn’t used other weapons before. the past god of war Kratos wields all kinds of weapons in the game – from the original Artemis Blade god of war to Nemean Cestus of Hercules in God of War 3. Although these weapons are powerful in their own right, they are not as linked to Kratos as the Leviathan Ax or Blades of Chaos. Many of them are picked up by Kratos after defeating their previous wielder – enemies whose moves and weapons don’t fit the base style presented by Blades. To this end, some weapons (such as Claws of Hades) attempted to mimic the playing style of Blades, but this led to players preferring the more tried and true Blades instead.

Adding more weapons isn’t completely off the table

That doesn’t mean Sony Santa Monica can’t introduce more weapons for Kratos to use God of War: Ragnarok; It would be extremely difficult to do so. Players are already used to Leviathan Ax and Blades of Chaos. The former is slower but does more damage; The latter is faster and excels at crowd control. Gameplay wise, the two weapons cover almost all the bases when it comes to fighting enemies.

According to the lore, Blades of Chaos now represents Kratos’ acceptance of his past. What used to be a weapon of shame for Kratos is once again an integral part of his personality. Likewise, the Leviathan Ax represents Kratos’ present – the ongoing task of maintaining the world and child that Fey left behind. As of now, there’s no weapon that indicates Kratos’ future, but considering he already has two weapons to choose from, he won’t be getting a new toy anytime soon. So God of War: Ragnarok The new weapons Kratos wields should be as integral to the gameplay and story as the Leviathan Ax and Blades of Chaos.

God of War: Ragnarok Released on PS4 and PS5 on November 9, 2022.

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