God of War is being hailed as a masterwork created by Sony game-development team SIE Santa Monica. Director Cory Barlog managed to completely re-imagine Kratos without taking away any of his signature, beloved characteristics (anger, mostly). Barlog took Kratos out of Ancient Greece and placed him smack-dab in the middle of the nine mythological Norse realms.
The game follows Kratos and his son Atreus as they traverse the rugged Nordic terrain. The gameplay differs greatly from the original trilogy as well, as the game is framed in a single camera shot, which sits directly over the shoulder of our favorite grumpy dad. And not to worry, there are plenty of people criticizing Kratos's specific brand of parental justice. The internet was quick to attack the new masterpiece, swiftly delivering the meme-haymaker Kratos deserves.
I wonder if I should get the new God of War. Never played one before, but I’d be down to try this new one. I hear it’s amazing. Anyway, enjoy this meme. pic.twitter.com/xybRhP7VOg— Corbin (@YoItsCorbeano) April 25, 2018
KRATOS: boy. translate these runes— 20XX (@TheYear20XX) April 23, 2018
ATREUS: they say "updog," father
KRATOS: what do you know of this creature?
ATREUS: what creature?
KRATOS: "updog," boy! what is "updog?!"
ATREUS: not much, father. what is up with you?
KRATOS: *eyes narrowing* i will stay alert for this "updog"