For the few months leading up to its release, I had adopted the habit of referring to the latest entry in the God of War series as “God of War IV.” After all, it was the fourth game in the series to be released on home consoles (not counting the HD remake of the PSP titles). Even if Sony was simply calling it God of War: Ascension, I wasn't fooled. This was God of War IV, plain and simple.
Except, when I finally started playing it earlier this month, I realized that I was wrong.
There are plenty of potential reasons, besides simple marketing, why Sony chose not to affix a number to the end