• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

God of War: Ragnarok Could Be Like The Last of Us 2 by Allowing You to Play As Atreus

LectureMaster

Member
Apr 3, 2016
593
977
575

Well, not a fan if it takes up a fair amount of gameplay. Not that Atreus isn't interesting, just to me Kratos is the god of war, old trilogy or the new ones. The can make individual game/DLC for Atreus for all I care.

I have a feeling they should have rather concrete story outlines for the sequels, based on the secret ending and the murals, so hopefully they don't really need to " look to The Last of Us 2 for more inspiration" story wise.
 
Last edited:

GuinGuin

Banned
May 18, 2021
1,754
3,503
445
Seeing a story from varying perspectives is an interesting mechanic. I could see it happening if the story is leading to a final confrontation between Kratos and Atreus. It would be in keeping with how Kratos and his own father ended up.
 

GuinGuin

Banned
May 18, 2021
1,754
3,503
445
Would be cool if Atreus becomes the bad guy and you have to kill him on the third game.

There is no way Atreus would be the "bad guy." if anything it will end up with Kratos needing to be stopped by Atreus. Kratos has always been something of an anti-hero
 

shubik

Member
Dec 23, 2019
495
1,087
345
Barlog knows what he is doing. I have 100% faith in his and Santamonica's abilities to create another masterpiece.
 
Last edited:

Strategize

Member
Apr 23, 2020
350
658
300
Unless he takes up half the game and is in direct opposition to Kratos then it'll be nothing like TLOU2.

More TLOU1 if anything.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GC_DALBEN

Krizalidx11

Banned
Mar 18, 2021
474
719
345
Exclusive 1st look on adult Atreus


 

skit_data

Member
Nov 3, 2020
2,200
5,332
425
I think Atreus true identity opens up for more interesting paths in terms of both gameplay and story than Kratos, but they might have to rename the series

God of Pranks and Mischief doesn’t really work though
 

rofif

Member
Sep 13, 2019
6,950
9,667
620
Allowing?
I don't want choice like in gta 5.
FOCUS the story, Focus the gameplay.

Unless it's 2 player coop. That could work
 

Rhazer Fusion

Member
May 2, 2006
11,269
2,614
1,660
In my own world.
m.youtube.com
Honestly I wouldn’t mind playing as Atreus, but it could be a risk for the game if not executed properly mostly because Kratos is a huge part of the franchise and lore. It’s like replacing Ryu Hayabusa with his daughter halfway through the game. Sure, it will still be a great game, but you just know a legion of fans will probably be upset not playing with Ryu throughout the game.
 
Last edited:

IDKFA

Member
Jan 15, 2017
1,846
2,452
540
I really hope not.

I found Atreus to be annoying AF. That and he is mainly a ranged fighter.

The combat was so good in the last game because you could combine melee attacks from Kratos and ranged attacks from Atreus. The combat was incredible! If it's not broke don't try to fix it!
 

GymWolf

Member
Jun 11, 2019
19,033
28,569
635
The only thing i care is about the game not being crossgen.

Please jimbo, don't fuck up this one after you ass fucked the horizon sequel already.
 
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: Bladed Thesis

Agent_4Seven

Member
May 6, 2012
3,622
1,963
940
I'm just gonna say this, Atreus is the most annoying, whiny, disgusting and extremely unlikeable bitch I ever seen in video games. There's absolutely nothing to like about him as a character, he talks too much, he screams too much, he annoys the fuck out of me everytime he talks and attacks Kratos for whatever reason. Ellie in The Last of Us 1 was FAN-FUCKIN'-TASTIC and Atreus can fuck off.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Polelock

sephiroth7x

Member
Jun 27, 2013
675
97
570
England
There is no way Atreus would be the "bad guy." if anything it will end up with Kratos needing to be stopped by Atreus. Kratos has always been something of an anti-hero

This -

It would complete the cycle far better with Kratos killing his father and then Atreus killing his (as in Kratos). Shows that no matter the path you take the end result will always be the same. (Then again there could be an interesting defying fate mechanic but will leave that thread for another time).
 

cormack12

Gold Member
Mar 21, 2013
10,419
27,211
1,550
Part of the fun of these games is seeing how SSM marry all the lore together. I think Ragnarok will be about Thor pursuing Kratos and Loki for Baldur like in the mythology. I can see at the end the fakeout where we think Kratos is dead and Loki is taken by Thor for imprisonment. But the mural below - possibly they put a healing/protection ward on Kratos for which he is able to wake from in III, rescue Kratos and go kill Odin

The big question mark will be how they incorporate Fenrir. How old is Loki going to be in the next god of war, or will it take place over ten years or so as he becomes stronger etc

 

Flabagast

Member
Feb 24, 2021
388
654
275
Please no, Atreus was such a boring and annoying character. Ellie in TLOU1 was much more well realized.
 

JerryinSoCal

Member
Apr 11, 2020
1,164
2,030
390
Please no, Atreus was such a boring and annoying character. Ellie in TLOU1 was much more well realized.
Yeah but Ellie was totally unlikeable in the 2nd game, it's like they just assumed they could make her a jerk and we'd still like her. Atreus could go either way still and they'd know they need to do more work on him I'm sure.
 

Pedro Motta

Member
May 19, 2020
627
2,583
385

Well, not a fan if it takes up a fair amount of gameplay. Not that Atreus isn't interesting, just to me Kratos is the god of war, old trilogy or the new ones. The can make individual game/DLC for Atreus for all I care.

I have a feeling they should have rather concrete story outlines for the sequels, based on the secret ending and the murals, so hopefully they don't really need to " look to The Last of Us 2 for more inspiration" story wise.
Another butthurt fan if the story doesn't roll out as he expected. Grow up.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bonsaibäumchen
Sep 18, 2019
1,355
3,406
365
As long as they don't kill Kratos in order to propel others uninteresting characters and their useless vengeance story.
 

Yoboman

Member
Sep 17, 2005
20,637
18,083
1,890
Part of the fun of these games is seeing how SSM marry all the lore together. I think Ragnarok will be about Thor pursuing Kratos and Loki for Baldur like in the mythology. I can see at the end the fakeout where we think Kratos is dead and Loki is taken by Thor for imprisonment. But the mural below - possibly they put a healing/protection ward on Kratos for which he is able to wake from in III, rescue Kratos and go kill Odin

The big question mark will be how they incorporate Fenrir. How old is Loki going to be in the next god of war, or will it take place over ten years or so as he becomes stronger etc

This is obviously Tyr IMO

Missing hand and face purposefully obscured. Tyr loses his hand to Fenrir in Norse mythology

Tyr is depicted in murals with a green tunic and Kratos with red


 

cormack12

Gold Member
Mar 21, 2013
10,419
27,211
1,550
This is obviously Tyr IMO

Missing hand and face purposefully obscured. Tyr loses his hand to Fenrir in Norse mythology

Tyr is depicted in murals with a green tunic and Kratos with red


Do you think Kratos will become Tyr either by ascedancy or inheritance?
 

KungFucius

Member
Jul 16, 2008
2,145
1,056
1,280
I doubt it, but I would be up for some parts being played as Atreus and some as Kratos if done right.
 

Haggard

Member
Nov 25, 2020
717
1,414
460
Let´s just say that making Atreus (Loki) feel as good as Kratos in combat would be a difficult development task.
I certainly don`t want to play the as the scrawny bow-baby he was in GoW.
 

MayauMiao

Member
Feb 14, 2018
3,954
6,882
560
I don't understand how allowing you to play as Atreus is the same as like playing TLoUII that forces you to play as Abby.
 

harmny

Banned
Oct 29, 2020
1,396
3,580
410
God of war 2 will be Atreus coming out as a trans woman and the entire game will be kratos fighting the demons inside his mind to leave behind his transphobia and accept her daughter. You fight thor at the end as a metaphor of the LGBTQIA defeating White cishet Alt right males.
 

kyliethicc

Member
Mar 14, 2020
5,570
27,084
590

Well, not a fan if it takes up a fair amount of gameplay. Not that Atreus isn't interesting, just to me Kratos is the god of war, old trilogy or the new ones. The can make individual game/DLC for Atreus for all I care.

I have a feeling they should have rather concrete story outlines for the sequels, based on the secret ending and the murals, so hopefully they don't really need to " look to The Last of Us 2 for more inspiration" story wise.
1- Kratos is definitely going to die eventually and Atreus will become the playable character. He'll be the new God of War. But when?

2- Cory Barlog said The Last of Us was a major inspiration for the reboot. In that game, we played as Joel for most of the game, but Ellie was playable for a portion of the game as well. Could they do something like that in the next God of War game? Its possible.

now


Imagine playing as an older bigger Atreus with his bow and his spells..

... and the frosty Leviathan axe, forged by Brock & Sindri for his mother, passed down by his father..

... and a flaming longsword, again forged by Brock & Sindri, made from his father's fiery Blades of Chaos.

That'd be fucking cool.