The description of Kratos War : Chains of Olympus
Kratos is guided by the goddess Athena, who instructs him to find the Sun God Helios,
as the Dream God Morpheus has caused many of the gods to slumber in Helios' absence.
With the power of the Sun and the aid of the Titan Atlas,
Morpheus and the Queen of the Underworld Persephone intend to destroy the Pillar of the World and in turn Olympus.
Kratos War : Chains of Olympus is loosely based on Greek mythology and set in ancient Greece, with vengeance as its central motif.
The player controls Kratos, a Spartan warrior who serves the Olympian Gods.
Kratos War : Chains of Olympus' story takes place before the first "God War" game on the PlayStation 2,
which is a little confusing because you find yourself trying to remember just what had and hadn't happened in Kratos' twisted life at the time of the first game.
At this particular point in the God War timeline, Kratos is a general whose sole purpose is to serve the gods of Olympus.
During the course, the gods' orders create a certain moral dilemma for Kratos,
and he finds himself faced with the decision of whether or not to do the bidding of his gods or do what is best for him.
The story doesn't play a prominent role here, but this is "God War",
so all you really need to know is why Kratos is pissed off so you can go off and slaughter mythical creatures with reckless abandon.
With few exceptions, the combat in Chains of Olympus is just as you've come to know and love.
The controls are tight and in general quite good. Learning to evade attacks requires a bit of an adjustment,
given that you need to hold both of the shoulder buttons and then move the analog stick, but you get used to it and it works fine.
Kratos can make light and heavy attacks using his blades of chaos, and you can perform combos by pressing specific, simple button patterns.
Eventually you'll get your hands on a second weapon, the Gauntlet of Zeus, which is essentially a giant glove that Kratos can use to pummel his foes.