posted by DungForever (WESTMINSTER, CA) Feb 20, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
I'm a HUGE fan of Greek Mythology which is why I even rented this game to begin with, but along the way it lost my vote. I got through half of the game before calling it quits. The story strays very far from the actual Perseus myth (though I doubt anyone here actually cares about that). The gameplay isn't bad but can be incredibly repetitive. The most annoying thing is that you don't get to see the enemy's health bar unless they're a boss. Maybe if the game is ever on sale for $10 and I'm SUPER bored, I'll give it another shot but for now, I'm going to pass.
This game closely follows the recent movie with Sam Worthington, but it does also veer off in its own path in an attempt to create a better gaming experience. There are 10 missions and they will take you more than 8 hours to complete them all, since each mission has a few side quests to complete.
The God of War type action adventurer is actually quite a deep little fighting game. There are surprisingly 50+ sub weapons and powers you can acquire and customize/upgrade, so you'll have lots of options for fighting.
But obviously the budget movie games are solely for promoting the movie. So with that said, graphics are poor, gameplay is laggy and a little stiff, sound quality was poor, and none of the original movie actors wanted to do voice-overs... for obvious reasons. The maps on each mission also recycle for each side quest, so it gets so stale like a day old pizza.
The button masher is designed around having your regular non-upgradable sword, and then 50+ sub weapons that can be slotted with the D-pad. They range from swords, axes, magic, bows, and hammers, etc. You can upgrade them with XP to unlock moves and abilities or improve strength. Most of the weapons have recycled moves also, just like the maps. But it does keep it interesting if you choose to experiment with other sub-weapons.
The 1 difficulty level can be frustrating and cheap at times, but the game is not that difficult. It will yield you some easy achievement points too, which is always a plus for me. To wrap it up, I'd rent only for the gamer points or if you are a giant Greek mythology nerd who loves Clash of the Titans more than anything else.
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I just wanted to point out what might be a typo in the games title. This game is so horrible, I'm sure it should have been named TRASH OF THE TITANS. I have a high tolerance for bad games, but they at least have to be playable. While I was in the middle of the game, my wife asked me to take out the garbage. I then grabbed two large waste bags, and this game, and took them all outside. Good riddance.