Amazon promises God Of War Show will be ‘True’ with games

Kratos jumped to attack a giant troll while his son shot an arrow at it.

Picture: Santa Monica Studios / Sony

In the last few years, TV shows and movie adaptations of popular games have exploded. And even more are going down the pipe. If you ask some fans, many of these shows have gone too far from their original source material, so it’s great to know that the makers of Amazon God of War The TV show aims to stay “extremely true” to its original source material: the games.

While it was reported earlier this yearIt wasn’t until last week that Amazon officially confirmed it was develop a TV show based on popularity and long term God of War Franchising. The PlayStation series features Kratos, a god-like Spartan warrior who runs around the world killing everything. Recent games have aged him and bore him a son, changing the tone of the series and making it more popular than ever. And now, in an interview with colliderAmazon Studios head of television Vernon Sanders explained that the upcoming stream will be “extremely true to the original material” which he says has a “real emotional core”.

“We know that there is such a passionate fanbase for God of War“Sanders said collider. “But what we’re always looking for is whether there’s a real emotional core, is there a real narrative, and I think [that’s] part of what makes God of War very special.”

The Amazon TV boss continued, explaining that the newer games, despite being “huge epic” adventures, are still focused on telling a story about “fathers, sons, and families.” family”. He thinks this will appeal to everyone, including those who have never played the game.

“So what [showrunners] Rafe Judkins and Mark Fergus and [writer] Hawk Ostby came up with the first season, and for the series, I think, is both incredibly true to the original material, and engaging in its own right,” Sanders explained. So we think it’s going to be huge.

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Recent video game adaptations, like Evil inhabitant on Netflix and Halo above Supreme +, has been heavily criticized online by fans for straying too far from the original source material the shows are said to have inspired from. And while I hesitate to agree with angry fans online and I think adaptations should be allowed to make changes, it’s hard not to get annoyed with how often Master Chief takes off his hat. his insurance in the new section. Halo Shows. And as Sanders points out, Amazon has a good track record with fan-favorite adaptations, listing Boys and invincible as an example of how to do an adaptation correctly.

Of course, talking is cheap, and making TV shows is hard. It’s nice to say you’ll stay true to the plot and story of a video game, but that’s a lot harder to do when so many games are turned into TV shows that are mostly 20 hours of fighting with about four hours of cutscenes and scripts. But hey, maybe God of War on Amazon Prime and Our last on HBO Max would be great and true to their source material. Clearly, Our last Truly the best story ever told in a video game. Looks like that would make for a few good episodes of prestige TV?


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