This post contains spoilers for the God of War series.
I love the God of War series. I’ve played all the games multiple times and on various difficulty settings. By my rough estimate, I’ve written over three-thousand words specifically about the games, and I’ve probably made reference to them in dozens of other columns. Despite my fandom, God of War: Ascension is proving to be a challenge and not in the sense that I’m having a hard time beating the enemies (it actually feels easier than most of the other games). It is challenging because the game constantly reminds me about how much I dislike prequels, especially in video games.