Sure, Rune did Norse mythology 19 years ago, long before God of War came (back) around and won almost every Game of the Year award on the planet last year. But look, there’s just no planet on which Rune 2 won’t get compared to God of War on s ome level, as both are third-person Norse mythology action games. And it’s tough for any game to stand next to Sony Santa Monica’s masterpiece, Rune 2 included.
As such, your interest in Rune 2 is likely to hinge on what it does differently. And aside from being more of a survival-action game than an action-adventure, that primary different thing is dismemberment. It’s not just for show; it’s a gameplay element. You can lop the arms, legs, and heads off of the fantastical bad guys and, even better, use those displaced body parts as weapons to beat (or throw at) your enemies with.