God of War II book. Read 19 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. All the majesty and mayhem of Greek mythology springs to life once mo.. . bestthing.info: God of War II (): Robert E. Vardeman: Books. out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews. Book 2 of 2 in the God of War Series. God of War II is a hack and slash action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). First released for the PlayStation 2 console on March 13, , it is the second installment in the God of War .. The first book omitted Kratos receiving the Blades of Athena; this book did.
|Language:||English, Japanese, Dutch|
|ePub File Size:||24.44 MB|
|PDF File Size:||20.32 MB|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Sign up for free]|
God of War by Matthew Stover and Robert E. Vardeman. God of War II by Robert E. Vardeman. Sign me up to get more news about Sci-Fi & Fantasy books. cover image of God of War 2 God of War Series, Book 2 · God of War After destroying Ares, the God of War, Kratos was granted his freedom by Zeus--and. The God of War book series by Robert E. Vardeman & Matthew Woodring Stover 2 Books. #1. God of War - Book #1 of the God of War · God of War. Robert E.
He is celebrated for his original fiction as well as his licensed fiction, including several Star Trek novels. He also collaborated with Matt Stover on the first Go We want your feedback! Click here.
Vardeman ebook. Subjects Fantasy Fiction Mythology Thriller. Fantasy Fiction Mythology Thriller. Publication Details Publisher: God of War. Robert E. More about Robert E. God of War 2 Embed. On the outskirts of the island are the Steeds of Time, and on the island itself are the Temples of Lakhesis and Atropos , and the Bog of the Forgotten, which hides the Gorgon Euryale and is the site of Jason of the Argonauts ' last battle.
Beyond the Bog are the Lowlands and the Great Chasm: At the base of the Chasm is the realm of Tartarus—prison of the Titan Atlas , condemned to hold the world on his shoulders.
The Temple of the Fates is also filled with traps and monsters, while the final battle occurs on Mount Olympus, home to the gods. The protagonist of the game is Kratos voiced by Terrence C. Carson , a Spartan warrior who became the God of War after killing the former, Ares.
God of War II
Kratos, the new God of War, is still haunted by nightmares of his past and is shunned by the other gods for his destructive ways. Ignoring Athena's warnings, Kratos joins the Spartan army in an attack on Rhodes, during which a giant eagle suddenly drains him of his powers and animates the Colossus of Rhodes.
While battling the statue, Zeus offers Kratos the Blade of Olympus in order to defeat it, requiring Kratos to infuse the blade with the remainder of his godly power.
Although now human, Kratos defeats the Colossus but is mortally wounded. The eagle reveals itself to have been Zeus all along, who states he was forced to intervene as Athena refused to do so. Zeus then grants Kratos a final opportunity to be loyal to the gods, but Kratos refuses.
Zeus kills him with the blade and destroys the Spartan army. Kratos is slowly dragged to the Underworld, but is saved by the Titan Gaia. Gaia tells Kratos that she once raised the young Zeus, who eventually betrayed the Titans as vengeance for the cruelty inflicted on his siblings by Zeus' father, Cronos.
She instructs Kratos to find the " Sisters of Fate ", who can alter time, prevent his death, and allow him his revenge on Zeus.
With the aid of Pegasus , Kratos finds the lair of Gaia's brother Typhon. Imprisoned under a mountain, Typhon is angered at the intrusion and traps Pegasus, forcing Kratos to explore on foot. Kratos encounters the Titan Prometheus, who is chained in mortal form and tortured at Zeus' directive for giving fire to mankind. Prometheus begs to be released from his torment, so Kratos confronts Typhon to steal his magical bow.
He blinds the massive Titan with it to escape and then uses it to free Prometheus, who falls into a fire and dies, finally free of eternal torture.
The Immolation releases the power of the Titans which Kratos absorbs, using it to free Pegasus and then fly to the Island of Creation. Just before reaching the island, Kratos fights and kills Theseus to awaken the gigantic stone Steeds of Time—a gift to the Sisters of Fate from Cronos in an attempt to change his own fate—which grants Kratos access to the island.
There, Kratos encounters and defeats several foes, some of whom-themselves are also seeking the Sisters of Fate, including an undead version of his old foe the Barbarian King, the Gorgon Euryale, Perseus, and Icarus. He eventually encounters the imprisoned Titan Atlas, who initially resents Kratos for his current predicament. After Kratos explains his intent, Atlas reveals that Gaia and the other Titans also seek revenge on Zeus for their defeat in the Great War.
Atlas also reveals that the Blade of Olympus is the key to defeating Zeus and helps Kratos to reach the "Palace of the Fates". After evading traps and defeating more enemies, including the Kraken , Kratos encounters an unseen foe, revealed to be a loyal Spartan soldier also in search of the Sisters.
Before he dies, the soldier informs Kratos that Zeus has destroyed Sparta in Kratos' absence. Outraged, Kratos is further motivated and frees a phoenix , riding the creature to the Sisters' stronghold where he confronts two, Lakhesis and Atropos. After they refuse his request to alter time, Kratos battles them. During this, the Sisters try to change the outcome of Kratos' battle with Ares, but Kratos kills them both, then confronts the remaining Sister, Clotho.
He kills her using her own traps, and acquires the " Loom of Fate " in order to return to the point at which Zeus betrayed him. Kratos surprises Zeus, seizes the Blade of Olympus, and finally incapacitates him. Athena intervenes and implores Kratos to stop, as by killing Zeus, he will destroy Olympus.
Kratos ignores her and tries to kill Zeus, but Athena sacrifices herself by impaling herself upon the blade, granting Zeus' escape. Before she dies, Athena reveals that Kratos is actually Zeus' son. Zeus was afraid Kratos would usurp him, just as Zeus had usurped his own father, Cronos.
Kratos declares that the rule of the gods is at an end, then travels back in time and rescues the Titans just before their defeat in the Great War.
He returns with the Titans to the present, and the gods watch as their former foes climb Mount Olympus.
Kratos, standing on the back of Gaia, declares that he has brought the destruction of Olympus, setting up the events of God of War III.
A sequel to God of War was first teased at the end of its credits, which stated, "Kratos Will Return". In an interview with Computer and Video Games CVG in June , Barlog said that while working on the first few drafts of script, he studied the mythology extensively. He said that the mythology is so large that "the real difficulty is picking things that really fit within the story of Kratos as well as being easy to swallow for audiences.
Parent reviews for God of War II
Senior combat designer Derek Daniels said that for God of War II , they were basing the magical attacks on elements e. He said the combat system was updated so that it flowed smoothly between attacks and switching between weapons and magic. He said that they were working for a similar balance of puzzle solving, exploration, and combat seen in the first game, and they used elements that worked in that game as a base for the overall balance.
Barlog said the game would feature new creatures and heroes from the mythology, and he wanted to put more boss battles in it.
God of War #2
As for a PlayStation Portable PSP installment, he said that he thought it "would be freaking awesome," but not something he had time to work on and it was Sony's decision whether or not to make a PSP installment.
In an interview with IGN in February , Barlog said that his goals for God of War II were to continue the previous game's story, expand on several elements, and to feature more epic moments as opposed to cinematics during gameplay. He said there were many additions to the game, but they did not differ greatly from the style of the previous game. Set-pieces and large scale epic moments were reworked "so that each battle you have really feels epic and unique.
The end has only just begun. Jaffe said that they did not want to include the Roman numeral number two II in the title for this reason, but they did not want the title to convey the impression it was an expansion pack. Four of the voice actors from the previous installment returned to reprise their roles, including Terrence C.
Carson and Keith Ferguson, who voiced Kratos and the boat captain, respectively. Linda Hunt returned as the narrator, who was revealed to be the Titan Gaia, and Carole Ruggier returned in her final voicing of the character Athena. Both Paul Eiding, who had voiced Zeus and the gravedigger, and Fred Tatasciore, who had voiced Poseidon, returned but did not reprise those roles, and instead voiced the characters Theseus and Typhon, respectively.
Corey Burton assumed the role of Zeus, having previously voiced the character in the Disney animated film Hercules: Zero to Hero and the subsequent animated series Hercules. Actor Harry Hamlin was chosen to voice the character Perseus because of his previous portrayal of the same character in the feature film Clash of the Titans.
Although removed early in the game's development, Cam Clarke is credited for the voice of Hercules. The first disc contained the game, and the second disc was dedicated to the game's development, including a diary of the game's production. Upon release, God of War II was commercially successful in multiple markets. In North America, it sold , copies by the end of March , twice as many copies as the next-best selling game.
The game and its predecessor, God of War , were released in North America on November 17, as part of the God of War Collection , featuring remastered ports of both games for the PlayStation 3 platform, with upscaled graphics and support for PlayStation 3 Trophies. As a pre-order incentive, the demo disc of God of War II was made available to all customers who pre-ordered the game.
God of War II: Dave Valentine of Square Enix Music Online gave the soundtrack an 8 out of 10, and said that it features a wide variety of ominous orchestral pieces, and each composer's contributions seem slightly more distinctive than the previous installment. An official novelization of the game, titled God of War II , was announced in July , along with a novelization of the original God of War. The Sisters of Fate are given more story instead of only being the next to last boss fight of the game.
They are introduced in Chapter 2 and have several chapters dedicated to what they were doing throughout Kratos' journey. For example, they allowed the Titans to come back due to their boredom and Lahkesis in particular liked to toy with Kratos. The intentions of some characters actions are also explained, and some characters are given more backstory.
The Titan Typhon did not want to help Kratos because if he failed, Zeus would kill Typhon's wife Echidna and their children, who Zeus had allowed to live in freedom while Typhon was imprisoned. Theseus had the Aegean Sea named after his father.
He also loved a witch named Medea , who helped him steal the Fleece by killing her own brother. She also convinced Jason's nieces to murder his uncle Pelias and eat him as Pelias was going to betray Jason due to a false prophecy.
Jason forsook Medea and married the daughter of King Creon , Creus, who was killed by Medea, along with their children.
Despite this, Jason wanted Medea back because Creus did not truly love him. Jason died by Kratos' hand instead of the cerberus' as Jason tried to kill Kratos to get the Fleece back.
He had fought the Graeae , a trio of witches. He fought the Gorgons and killed a monster that King Cepheus had tried to appease with a sacrifice. The novel introduced some characters who were not present in the game, or any other game.
The goddesses Demeter and Hestia both made a very brief appearance just prior to Kratos joining the Spartans in Rhodes where Kratos overheard them discussing their displeasure of the endless war in Greece. Atropos contacted Iris and had her lie to Zeus about Kratos on several instances,  and was the cause of distrust among the Olympians due to her rumor spreading and half-truths.
She also told Zeus that he would need to appoint a new God of War. Iris was subsequently banished from Olympus, only to appear at sunrise and sunset, and when it rained. Also in the game, Kratos and Theseus' fight was to determine who was the greatest warrior in all of Greece. This was not the bases for their fight in the novel.
Regarded as one of the best PlayStation 2 and action games of all time,   God of War II received "universal acclaim" according to review aggregator Metacritic with a score of 93 out of ,  and a score of Kristan Reed of Eurogamer said that " God of War II sports one of the most satisfyingly honed game designs we've ever come across.
He said that the balance "always feels spot-on," and the "learning curve is just right," adding that the magic attacks are more useful than those in God of War. Reed praised the amount of detail and said that "at no stage did we ever see even a hint of frame-rate drop or v-syncing glitches. Roper said that there were a couple of puzzles "that seemed a little rough around the edges and whose otherwise straightforward solution suffered a bit from imperfect implementation.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cory Barlog David Jaffe. Kinetica [a] Bluepoint Engine [b]. March 13, March 13, EU: April 27, AU: May 3, JP: October 25, November 17,  JP: March 18,  AU: April 29,  EU: April 30, .
See a Problem?
August 28, May 6,  EU: May 9, AU: May 14, JP: May 15, . Action-adventure hack and slash. Further information: Common gameplay elements in the God of War series.
Main article: Characters of God of War. Archived from the original on March 17, Retrieved August 4, Sony Computer Entertainment America. Archived from the original on November 22, Retrieved November 19, Ultimate Trilogy Edition".
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Retrieved December 28, Digital Spy. Nat Mags. Retrieved July 31, Retrieved February 11, Retrieved March 17, God of War II Review". Ziff Davis Media. Archived from the original on November 26, Retrieved March 12, Rovi Corporation.
Retrieved July 9, The Escapist. Themis Group. Retrieved June 22, Showing Job ads that scream to us: God of War 2 is coming, people. However, as he travels through ancient Greece, he regains his powers so that he may enact revenge on Zeus. With the aid of Pegasus , Kratos finds the lair of Gaia's brother Typhon. God of War.