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'God Of War' Is Secretly A Violent 'Shrek' Remake, According To Cory Barlog

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'God Of War' Is Secretly A Violent 'Shrek' Remake, According To Cory Barlog

2018's God Of War is pretty much a masterpiece, I think most of us would agree. Director Cory Barlog and his team at SIE Santa Monica Studio deftly retooled Kratos for a new generation, turning him from a hyper-violent one-note bore into a struggling single parent coming to terms with the horrors of his past.

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My favourite thing about this journey is that it feels completely organic and serves the story God Of War is trying to tell. Kratos' history isn't forgotten or rewritten - it's reckoned with. That's what I love about God Of War. Others, apparently, like the fact that it's secretly a remake of the classic Dreamworks animation Shrek. To each their own, I suppose.

Take a look at our all-time favourite PlayStation 4 games below. God Of War of course made the cut.

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Over on Twitter, a fan by the name of BT_BlackThunder jokingly outlined the surprising number of ways in which God Of War is a lot like Shrek. Heck, if you look closely it could almost be a shot-for-shot remake!


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Barlog swiftly responded, writing that he asked Sony if he could remake Shrek as a "violent Norse drama", and that when they said no he decided to do it anyway.

Just to clarify for any humour-impaired readers out there, Barlog is joking. At least, he claims to have been joking. The more I think about it, the less sure I am that Kratos' last adventure wasn't inspired by the famous green ogre.

If God Of War Ragnarok involves a giant gingerbread man or a single bar of 'Funky Town' by Lipps Inc., we'll know for sure. In the meantime, could somebody please edit Smash Mouth's 'All-Star' over the top of God Of War's opening scene to see how it lines up?

Featured Image Credit: Dreamworks/Sony

Topics: News, God Of War

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