Review: God of War Ascension

With the initial build up for “God of War Ascension” centered on multiplayer, series veterans began to fear that the grandiose single player would be a thing of the past. Those fears can be put to rest. Kratos’ latest epic journey is just as compelling, heart-pumping and bloody as his five previous tales. The combat — the franchise’s bread and butter — has never been so visceral and developer Sony Santa Monica has added an additional layer of depth to the tried and true Blades of Chaos. Add to that a multiplayer that is unlike anything currently out there, and this is a worthy entry into one of the most beloved franchise in Sony’s stable of exclusives.

Taking place months after being tricked into killing his wife and daughter, Kratos is captured by the Furies, three sisters who dole out punishment to anyone who betrays the gods. Upon freeing himself, Kratos sets out to try to break his allegiance to Ares while also trying to end the visions he sees of his wife and daughter. The…

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