Okay, so it's not gameplay, but it's still a good bit of totally sweet CGI. The day Kratos started ripping apart baddies back on the PS2 is the day he became an instant bad-ass, and before long, he's gonna be revered as one of the industry's most recognizable characters. There have been three installments already (don't forget God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP), but it's this fourth one - the first in the new generation - that might open our eyes to the utter amazingness of Kratos and GoW. Of course, Mr. Jaffe is gone (he's all kinds of busy heading up his new studio, Eat Sleep Play), but that's okay. We have complete faith in SCEA's Santa Monica team, and this movie here is a damn good start.
7/18/2008 Ben Dutka