God of War: Ascension (GoW:A) is a subtle commentary on the philosophical concepts of ancient Greece, how anthropomorphic deities give rise to–just kidding. It’s a game where a badass kicks many other bad asses in a badass way. GoW:A is a stylish killfest and does not pretend to be anything other than that.
Except for a few bouts in Guild Wars 2, I’ve never been heavily into multiplayer combat. In retrospect, God of War: Ascension may have not been the best choice for another excursion into the world of PvP. But after multiple messy deaths, I learned how to navigate the arena and found myself with respectable scores. One time, and one time only, I came in first. I take pride in this accomplishment.