We've seen this story before. A simple man versus the gods and insurmountable odds. Apotheon strips this ancient story to its very bones and what results is a very simple plot which is easy to follow. Story isn't Apotheon's bread and butter and it understands that by limiting story to brief conversations which serve to give you objectives to accomplish. This is an admirable trait as players who play Apotheon will do it for the bloody gameplay. Basically, the gods have abandoned humanity, causing death and destruction on Earth and Nikandreos with the help of Zeus' wife Hera, in an act of betrayal, plot to kill and dethrone the gods in hopes to save the world from destruction. Nikandreos, in part, is a very one dimensional character. He is for the most part, silent, and follows missions without question. Despite that, the game succeeds at letting the player feel the gradual improvement in strength of the protagonist the more he acquires powers from the gods he had slain.If you need more out of the story, the game provides very brief pieces of lore in the form of tablets scattered throughout the world however, Apotheon doesn't do a good job of making you feel the need to read more about its lore. They contain various information about the symbols or statues you see throughout the game, which are interesting but do not add that much to the experience. To those really into Greek mythology, there is a lot to read up on in the game. I still felt for Nikandreos despite all these little complaints albeit in a very basic way.
|Greek painting come to life|
|Brutal yet unsatisfying|