Let’s Talk About God of War

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?

What Parents Need To Know About God of War

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What’s a Metroidvania?

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.

What's a Metroidvania Game?

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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