A lot of people are losing their shit over God of War 3 in general, and this video of the game’s first 10 minutes in specific (yeah, it’s in German, because I think Sony keeps pulling all the English language versions). I liked the first game, and managed to play through the second game even though it was just the first game again, and graphical majesty aside, God of War 3 looks… just like God of War 2, which of course looked exactly like God of War 1. Now I’m a big Greek myth fan, so I feel like I should be into this series — clearly, something is either wrong with me or with God of War. I admit it could be me, but I’m not the one covered in clown make-up. Just sayin’.
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