The outcome is nothing quite so drastic. This is the same God of War formula you're used to, spiced up with tons of variety and a new setting that centers around -- but does not take place entirely on the side of -- Mount Olympus. I'll spare the exact location details to avoid spoilers, but once again the series blends combat, platforming, and puzzles to make a grand, story-focused adventure, wrapped in high quality production values, giant set pieces, and over-the-top cut-scenes. Chances are, if you were bothered by things like the button-pressing minigames, the puzzles, the linearity, etc. in previous God of War games, God of War 3 isn't going to change your mind. And if you loved them before, get ready for an incredibly well made follow-up in that same template.