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Why Kratos Looks Weaker In God Of War Ragnarok ?

With each new entry in the God Of War series, it seems greater evident that no immortal can stand in Kratos path. From the Greek Gods of the Norse ones, The god of war has prover his mythical superiority against all kinds of divine foes. That said, there’s a clean divine between the kratos that fought against the greek pantheon and one who now face Ragnarok. In the latest entry in santa Monica studio’s epic saga, God Of War Ragnarok, Kratos seems weaker than he used to be. Not only is the Ghost Of Sparta a bit easier to beat this time around, but it seems like the other gods are having a much easier time standing up hi, than their greek counterparts.
Since the 2018 improvement, it’s clear that this is a very different Kratos from the one we know from games like God of War 3. The matter of Kratos suppressing power is not merely a fan theory or some sort of hypothesis: it’s one of the core aspects of God of War 2018 plot.
Following the overpowering of Zeus and his cohorts, Kratos’ quest for revenge was finally completed, and his desire for battle was over with it. It was time for the God of War to take off on yet another adventure: trying to live like a “normal” human — not something that one can do that easily after slaughtering an entire pantheon.
By the time we see Kratos in the series reset, the man who once fought against the gods and monsters on a daily basis was more of a traveler than a warrior. Fatherhood and losing a second wife have also taken duty for Kratos, limiting his once-legendary strength to a snatch of its potential.
Why Kratos Looks Weaker In God Of War Ragnarok ?
Some minor spoilers for God of War Ragnarok: the story takes place years after the incident of the previous game. By then, Kratos has been fighting even less than before, pretty much commited his life to Atreus and continue the Fimbulwinter — the eternal winter that lead up to Ragnarok.
The cruel winter and the lack of real motivation for battle might be some of the reasons why this new Kratos feels a bit less powerful than before from the Greek days — even if he’s still more than capable of taking down the daylights out of a god or two.
From a game design view point, there’s also another vital reason why Kratos has to feel weaker in this entry, and that’s because Ragnarok isn’t just another Kratos story — Atreus is much more leading character to the plot than the God of War this time around.
This is also the first time that players will get to play as Atreus, and the developers had to make sure that the experience feel almost equal. In many aspects, Atreus feels even stronger than Kratos, but that might have been done on reson to make players feel more at ease in the Atreus scene.
So, while Kratos has been getting slowly weaker with each new entry, this is only part of the series plot development. It might be about time for Kratos to retire, something that the sequel of God Of War Ragnarok unequivocallyc onfirms. Still, we might have to wait and see if Atreus becomes the next “God of War.” After all, the Egyptian Gods aren’t going to fight themselves.
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