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God Of War (2005)

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Action
Publisher: Sony
Release Date: March 22, 2005

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SCEA And 'God of War' Director David Jaffe Accused of Plagiarism

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2008 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT

God Of War makes powerful use of the darkly imaginative world of Ancient Greek mythology, where the realms of the mortal and the divine collide in a pervasive atmosphere of brute force and violence. Playing as Kratos, throughout the game players will wield double blades bound to his body by long chains, weapons symbolic of this vicious world to which he is bound and the fate from which he seeks to escape.
While SCEA is working on a third title in the franchise, and in talks about a God of War movie, it has been accused, and sued, for plagiarism by Jonathon Bissoon-Dath and Jennifer Barrette-Herzog who claim God of War is based on their Olympiad screenplay they sent to Sony Pictures back in 2002, three years before the first GoW title appeared on the PS2. While the plantiffs list various obvious similarities between the two projects, then project director David Jaffe says the lawsuit is "inaccurate, incomplete, abstracted and/or misleading."
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