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GF Rating
7.7

3076 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

I loved and hated this game simultaneously

posted by profkilljoy7z (SANFORD, FL) Mar 19, 2013

Member since Jan 2012

This was a very strange gaming experience for me. I am a huge fan of the series, and this is definitely it's weakest link (Including the PSP games). The story is satisfying and the set-pieces are [as always] AMAZING! And thats the main thing that kept me playing. This series is one of the few games that still gives me that "I need to keep going so I can see the next level" feeling. And Ascension held that up superbly. It was however lacking in many other areas. The jumping mechanic was sloppy and irritating. I died many many times just because Kratos missed a landing on a simple jump from point a to point b over a tiny gap. Also, the difficulty is not very well balanced, I found my self irritated as opposed to challenged like I was on the other installments. And I miss full the arsenal of weaponry and gadgets you get in the other games. There are a few new additions however that are wonderful. Such as grabbing an enemy and wailing on them while dodging their defense attacks was awesome and I loved doing it each time.

If you are already a fan of the series you do need to play this. You will end up liking it in the end despite wanting to stop playing it several times throughout. At one point I almost just took it out and returned it without finishing. But the story kept me going until the end. I doubt I will ever play it again, but I am glad to have played it the once. I hope whoever makes the next one gets it together a little better. Santa Monica is a wonderful studio... and they definitely made an amazingly beautiful if slightly flawed game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Not what I expected

posted by mikesloan91 (LUDINGTON, MI) Mar 18, 2013

Member since Dec 2011

This god of war has EVEYTHING god of war should have but a story I started playing and it started off so amazing then the story crashed and was craped out. its a ok game if ur a god of war fan but the story will suck

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great

posted by usafman (LAS VEGAS, NV) Mar 18, 2013

Member since Jul 2010

If you've like the previous games in the series, you'll like this one. Only gripe I have is you are limited to types of weapons to just swords for the most part. You can pick up random weapons tossed on the ground but I'd much rather have the option to swap weapons at will like in previous games.

Graphics are a step up in this version compared to previous games. So much so that I found myself looking at the surrounds while getting my face busted up. Make sure you play this game on Hard if you are in it for the trophies (it's not much harder than Normal, just bosses hit much harder so you learn to avoid/block).

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