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God of War - The Official Novelization

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What I think I liked the most was how this book dragged you, as the reader, along on the father-son journey to honor their mom/wife's last wish.

I love how they go into detail on Kratos and Atreus' feelings for each other, and how, during one particular section, you are able to see what Atreus went through while waiting for Kratos. It's because there are some utterly baffling characterization choices and plot changes that really drew me out of the experience, doubly so as someone who has a 100% completion saved file on the game proper.As such, the book is far more linear in its approach focusing solely on the main story and missing out the lore and side quests. God of War is a game about father and son made by a studio with a director thinking a lot about how his life has changed since becoming a father. As the saying of a famous rich person goes if you are born poor it is not your fault, but if you die poor, it is certainly your fault.

From its initial release on the PlayStation 2 all the way back in 2005 through to the recent 2018 PlayStation 4 instalment that this book is the novelization of. Had he written about everything else that is included in the actual game then the book would have been double the size in length and probably well over 800 pages.Kratos past will never stop hunting him and he has sworn for the wellbeing of his son to maintain his past a secret, deferent paths and creatures will slowly unveil his past and his capabilities while a whole new world of gods and mythology unveils. Then someone decides to record the song, but while most of the words are the same, they change some, and rearrange the rest, and to top it off, they change the music entirely. It made me realise how vivid the discriptions are, as so far most have been almost the same or atleast quite similar as I imagined it in my head while reading.

When Atreus deciphered the message on the half-submerged statue of Týr, he questioned if its from the gods or if they want him and his father to be unarmed in the lake.A bummer, but that makes this novelization of God of War 4 even better for me to experience the story.

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