Kratos isn't balanced in the least. Everyone has said most of the reasons why, but I also want to add how ridiculous it is that he can turn MID-combo, and how his moves have so little commitment, he has the skill and potential of a comboer, but he's as safe as you can get. Kratos is easily the hardest person to pull off supers/general moves against, the man has no weaknesses.
They made him resembling his games, which of course, he can take down a God. They can't just make him crappy in a game such as this. Even in MK he can hit hard, though he is a LOT slower than everybody else.
And in the end, I blame spammers for giving him a bad name and we can't do much till they release a patch and see what do they do to him and the rest of the cast. :\
I had to kudo karatechamp for his reply but I couldn't stop I just had to see the reasoning why.
Now everyone has pretty much discredited every point you've made. (I was overcome with laughter at your second remark)
The main thing I want to say is your last remark states; "He's not really overpowered, people just like to cry about him XD Go ahead and nerf him, you'll still lose to players who know how to use him correctly. x)" As if to say the nerfing that has occurred or any nerfing to come neither does nor will matter to you or any other Kratos user. But if that was the case, why such a defensive topic in the first place?
In reply to something else I seen mentioned in this topic: The "fluid combo" type characters in this game (mainly Dante, Kratos, Raiden and Nariko) all have a bad rep for sameness but is it not true that: Drake players spam barrels; sweet tooth players flood mines and shotgun shots, sackboy's are overly frivolous with slices of cake and shock pads and that radec players are awfully liberal with their incessant sniper rounds?
Lastly if the argument can be made that kratos is not OP (satire) then I will make my argument that seeing as he is the only character without a projectile (something to throw, shoot, drop, spit or summon) making himself constantly vulnerable to immediate retaliation after every failed attack. Raiden is -also- NOT overpowered (again satire)
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I cannot simply believe what you're saying. You're really an ignorant Kratos user, and just don't want him to be nerfed. I never ever complained about anything from Kratos (I usually don't lose to them) but there are always times were im like "dam Kratos is a very ridiculous character". He's good combos are very short and give him good AP, some of his normal attacks that don't go in combos have good AP gain. He can Kill Confirm into his level one and 2 very easily. And when Omar was asked in an interview bout nerfs he said that they were looking at Kratos, and he basically said that it was true that anyone can spend bout 10min in training and use him very well and that they were going to see what they were gonna do. And please stop calling every one here "unskilled" just because they are trying to discuss your post, actually you're the one that's unskilled and has sticked with using Kratos, the easiest character to use, instead of actually taking a challenge and using somebody else.