God of War Ragnarok recap video makes the game’s story more confusing

It’s just a wild guess, but I don’t think I’ll be the only person whose first God of War game will be. God of War Ragnarök. Luckily for me, the devs have already anticipated players who haven’t played God of the war (2018). When the engine starts Ragnarok a very handy option appears at the top of the main menu, titled “God of the war to sum up.”

At first I thought it would help people like me get into Ragnarok know with confidence what happened in the previous game and what to do wait in this game. However, after watching it, I’m more convinced that it’s actually for those who just haven’t played. God of the war in a moment. That’s because the minute-and-a-half-long video jumps incoherently from scene to scene, and it’s delivered without context or any direct summary of the first game’s plot. looked, I have no idea what happened. So I decided it would be fun to write an article about what I think happened in God of the war based on the official summary of Ragnarokthe main menu.

Let’s start.

There is a tall, strong bearded man named Kratos and a small child named Atreus. I can at least understand that because, surprise, I already knew who they were. The game begins because Atreus’ mother dies and he and his father want to spread her ashes on a mountaintop.

Image: SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Seems like quite a difficult task as a random lady says the area is a realm of the gods. I don’t know if this is the area of ​​the mountain they need to go, but I’m going to assume it is, because why on earth would they want to go any other way. Kratos tells someone he’s a god; however, I can’t tell if it’s addressed to Atreus or that lady, Freya. I guess it’s Freya, because the recap shows her using magical powers that can grow plants, and she refers to being the leader of the Vanir.

Kratos chops off the head of a guy named Mimir, then quickly presents it to a giant dragon. I don’t know why Mimir would invite Kratos to cut off his head, but the clip shows Kratos raising his head, so I think Kratos did the thing. Mimir mentions that Kratos killed Odin’s children, who I assume are gods. Next, Kratos gives a hot little gossip about himself. Apparently he chose to become a man, but in fact he is a god. So I don’t know if he’s a god or a man or just a very strong man now.

Atreus learns that he is a god. He says he’s a giant but he looks like normal height to me. This leads Atreus to think he can do whatever he wants as a god, so he goes and kills another god. (This god doesn’t seem to be fighting a child, one way or another.) Kratos looks very upset because he yells and tells Atreus that there are consequences if you kill a god.

Kratos holds Atreus by the arm and looks at him seriously.  Atreus also looks back with a furrowed brow.

Image: SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

At this point, the story becomes even more dramatic. Another guy named Baldur enters the scene. He doesn’t seem to like Kratos or Freya. And I guess Kratos and Freya bonded again, so I guess Freya serves as Kratos’ guide. But now everything looks bad because that Baldur guy gets pissed off, and Kratos twists his head off and kills him. I don’t really know why he’s pissed, but maybe it’s because Atreus literally killed a god. Meanwhile, Freya mourns Baldur’s passing and calls him her boy, so I’m assuming it’s her son.

Then Atreus mentions that someone called him Loki and he asks about it. Kratos doesn’t seem to care to explain anything! He deflects Atreus’ question. So I guess Atreus is not just a god, but a very special god, because Loki is a pretty big Marvel character.

In the end, we see them high in the clouds and somewhat at peace, so it looks like they’ve accomplished their goal of spreading the ashes. (Although again, I’d love to know why that mattered.) The recap doesn’t say if Atreus is directly related to Kratos, which seems pretty important. All in all, it looks like there are a lot of unresolved plot points from the first game that will be expanded upon in Ragnarok. The recap wasn’t amazing, but you know what? I just resign myself to searching wikis when I need additional information.

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