Seeing Through the Eyes of Kratos

October 2, 2009 Written by Jonathan Leack


The God of War series has been universally deemed as potentially the best in the Hack-and-Slash Action genre. The first and second God of War titles were very well-received, and their upcoming bigger brother sequel God of War 3 is one of the most anticipated titles of next year. However, without the third-person action style of God of War, would it have been as spectacular?

In a recent article, it was revealed that an Art Director for SCEA, Ken Feldman, tried to convince the director of God of War 3 to develop the game as a first-person shooter. Ken Feldman states:

“I tried unsuccessfully to convince [Director] Stig to make ‘God of War III’ a first-person shooter. Kratos could have some truly badass huge weapons that rip gods to shreds. Unfortunately he didn’t see the genius in the idea.”

There’s no doubt that the third-person action nature of God of War is one of its best qualities, and it is likely a good thing that the first-person shooter concept was denied. However, it is interesting to think about exactly what would have been of this upcoming sequel to the series, and in some ways it actually sounds pretty exciting. However, the series will remain in third person for now, but perhaps God of War IV will feature a first-person perspective with full motion controller capabilities. We can only imagine.