Parents in Video Games
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I was going to make this thread about mother's in video games since today is Mother's Day (in the US) but I don't see the point in not just focusing on parents in games in general instead. 

Anyway, are there any parents in games that you like/dislike? I feel like parents aren't really common in games and the only one I can think of easily is the mother in every Pokémon game because your father never seems to exist in those games. Tongue
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I was going to make this thread about mother's in video games since today is Mother's Day (in the US) but I don't see the point in not just focusing on parents in games in general instead. 

Anyway, are there any parents in games that you like/dislike? I feel like parents aren't really common in games and the only one I can think of easily is the mother in every Pokémon game because your father never seems to exist in those games. Tongue
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I think Kratos' journey into being a single father in God of War 2018 was a really good showcase for his character and how he's changed over the course of the games he's been in. This wasn't his first rodeo into parenthood--you see in the prior God of War games that he's had a family to love and care for (his white skin is a testament to that). He is, however, new to being the sole parent in the family, which is something he clearly left to the job of his wives. Through his interactions with Atreus and other helpful friends in the Norse realm, he essentially turns a weakness of his into a strength, which I think is apt for a character known for their might/prowess.
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I think Kratos' journey into being a single father in God of War 2018 was a really good showcase for his character and how he's changed over the course of the games he's been in. This wasn't his first rodeo into parenthood--you see in the prior God of War games that he's had a family to love and care for (his white skin is a testament to that). He is, however, new to being the sole parent in the family, which is something he clearly left to the job of his wives. Through his interactions with Atreus and other helpful friends in the Norse realm, he essentially turns a weakness of his into a strength, which I think is apt for a character known for their might/prowess.
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(May 15th, 2024, 06:46 AM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I think Kratos' journey into being a single father in God of War 2018 was a really good showcase for his character and how he's changed over the course of the games he's been in. This wasn't his first rodeo into parenthood--you see in the prior God of War games that he's had a family to love and care for (his white skin is a testament to that). He is, however, new to being the sole parent in the family, which is something he clearly left to the job of his wives. Through his interactions with Atreus and other helpful friends in the Norse realm, he essentially turns a weakness of his into a strength, which I think is apt for a character known for their might/prowess.
Although the original God of War trilogy shows Kratos cared for his family given them dying by his hand is the driving factor in him going postal on the Greek gods, are there any moments where he really demonstrates that love/care for them in a way that isn't by killing something else? With how he's portrayed as a father in the Norse games I get the impression he didn't really show a gentle caring side towards his family or we are least didn't really see it because that side of him was before when the games take place.
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(May 15th, 2024, 06:46 AM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I think Kratos' journey into being a single father in God of War 2018 was a really good showcase for his character and how he's changed over the course of the games he's been in. This wasn't his first rodeo into parenthood--you see in the prior God of War games that he's had a family to love and care for (his white skin is a testament to that). He is, however, new to being the sole parent in the family, which is something he clearly left to the job of his wives. Through his interactions with Atreus and other helpful friends in the Norse realm, he essentially turns a weakness of his into a strength, which I think is apt for a character known for their might/prowess.
Although the original God of War trilogy shows Kratos cared for his family given them dying by his hand is the driving factor in him going postal on the Greek gods, are there any moments where he really demonstrates that love/care for them in a way that isn't by killing something else? With how he's portrayed as a father in the Norse games I get the impression he didn't really show a gentle caring side towards his family or we are least didn't really see it because that side of him was before when the games take place.
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