God of War sat as number 1 in the game charts for 5 consecutive weeks, taking the record for Playstation 4 exclusives. It also sold over 3 million copies in three days. It’s the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever made, and is both a commercial and critical success, sitting at a Metacritic rating of 94.
So, you might say God of War is a big deal in the gaming world. And if your kiddo’s a gamer – you can bet they’re talking about it. So, what exactly is this thing? And as a parent, what do you need to know?
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If you have a kiddo or kiddos way into games, you may have heard them talk about Metroidvania games. They’re pretty popular for a game type with a completely nonsensical name. As a genre or game type, you tend to find them in smaller indie games. However, nowadays, even large blockbuster games use the core mechanics of the genre.
So, what are these games? What is a Metroidvania game? Why is it called that? What’s this all about? In this entry, we explore all that and give everything you, as a parent, need to know.
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