God of War Part 1: God of Damn That’s a Great Game

Five months in to 2018, I was shocked to discover that my front-runner for game of the year is the new Norse-mythology based reboot of God of War. I have to admit that I was not a fan of the original God of War games. While the originals were fun to play, I found the rampant misogyny to be so extremely off-putting that I could never truly get into them (note: I feel the same about Grand Theft Auto). Thankfully, this game is vastly different. In fact the entire premise is based on you respecting your beloved deceased wife's final wishes, and finding a way to protect and raise your son in his harsh new world.