Originally Posted by KGKK
Oh and to the people :lol at Dante killing Death, well in GoWII you fucking kill the "Sisters of Fate" which is even more far fetched. Didn't stop GoWII from being one of the greatest most epic games of last gen:D
I'm not going to feel too ashamed about arguing this - it's a gaming forum, after all - so no, no it isn't more far-fetched.
It's obvious in God Of War that Clothos controls the threads of destiny themselves, hence how the endgame plays out. But she's not the personification of destiny - she has all that equipment doing stuff for her. In killing her there is no contradiction, no weird consequence of Kratos's actions - fate doesn't stop being written without the three sisters being there, they're more like guardians than anything else.
In Dante's Inferno, though, you are presented with Death coming to claim Dante's spirit after he gets knifed in the back. As far as we are aware, this is THE Death, there aren't a multitude of them; hence why it's such a big deal that Dante kills him and gets his scythe and therefore DOESN'T DIE. So how is it that Beatrice gets butchered by soldiers when there's no Death to collect on it? Why are there no consequences to it? I know, it's only a video game, but it's a ridiculous way to set up the game and it really pulls you out of the experience.
I don't know why it bothers me so much here when it doesn't at all in Castlevania, as ponn01 mentions upthread. I also don't think it's a deal breaker; the game is sheer cheese (plus gratuitous tits) but plays well enough. But it's obviously offputting to a lot of us.