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It’s time for the original God of War trilogy to get remade

Richard Lee Breslin

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It’s time for the original God of War trilogy to get remade

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The God of War series is one of Sony’s flagship titles on the blue brand which has increased in popularity following the soft reboot in 2018 for PS4.

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Since the series's inception in 2005, the God of War series has offered some of the best combat mechanics of the action genre. When the series began in 2005, it was very much a different game from what we know today.

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Sure, it still featured brutal combat, epic boss battles and a level of storytelling that would keep you engaged from start to finish. Yet, rather than having an over-the-shoulder camera perspective post-2018, the camera angles for the original games on PS2 as well as the PSP prequels are fixed and its gameplay could perhaps be compared to Capcom’s Devil May Cry series.

The original God of War games also featured sex QTE scenes that probably wouldn't be suitable today. Here’s a little fun fact that I recently learned. My natural assumption would be that the sex QTE scenes in the original God of War series would have been created by male developers. However, Alanah Pearce, a developer on the God of War team at Santa Monica Studio revealed in a YouTube video that those scenes were created by women. Regardless of whether they may or may not contain oddly sexualised QTE scenes, once the Norse stories are over with, I think it’s time that the original God of War trilogy is remade.

Can you imagine how good the original God of War would look, powered by the Proprietary Engine, the same in-house Santa Monica Studio software that powered the most recent entry, God of War Ragnarök? Granted, there would have to be some changes to adapt classic God of War games to the modern era, such as mixing up the gameplay and perhaps changing the camera angles or maybe players could toggle between perspectives. The remakes could also be further justified with new scenes and locations not seen in the original games, similar to that of the Resident Evil remake in 2002.

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If the original God of War games were to be remade, it’s probably unlikely to be this generation. That being said, playing the original trilogy on the more powerful PlayStation 6 makes that prospect all the more exciting. So, what are you waiting for Sony and Santa Monica, let’s get some classic Kratos modernised for a new era.

Topics: God Of War, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Santa Monica Studio, Sony, Capcom

Richard Lee Breslin
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