If a Call of Duty playing bro buys this game, the character he's most likely to pick up first is Kratos, because he's the most mainstream character in this game. If he starts to win a lot by only pressing one button, he's gonna enjoy the game, therefore this game gets a permanent new player. My point is, that Kratos will always be the character that will keep people who aren't good at fighting games or are just too young to play as a character that takes skill to use. This is just a theory, but it makes a lot of sense to me. P.S. Drake is also in this category, but most of you guys think AK/Barrel spam is skillful, so I won't bother.
Because they just see "Oh Kratos, I know this guy." Even if Radec is ranged, and IS a FPS character he dosent offer that kind gameplay. (he offers camping gamplay i guess) But he dosent know ho he is yet.