Unbelievably difficult game even on the easy setting! It irritated me SO much I removed part II from my queue as well. From someone who has beat the God Of War series amongst others, I can say that this game is ridiculous. And this of course is outside of the MANY glitches. I even had to have a second one sent to me when the first one kept freezing up. Doesn't anyone beta test before they sell a game anymore. If I have any more VIGIL games cross my path again, they will be tossed aside like trash. 8 hours in, and it went right back into the return envelope.
Button Mashing fully structured game with lack luster cutscenes. A lot of shakey screens which can lead to headaches after prologed play. There was not much room for exploring and after an hour i packed it back in the box and shipped it back. Honestly, it was not PS3 level gaming, more along the lines of Wii style games. Not really worth the rental.
posted by Mario11168 (RIO RANCHO, NM) Jan 22, 2011
Member since Jun 2008
This game really is great fun, although it can feel like any other hack-and-slash.
The story is an obvious copy of the Bible with human made elements thrown in, but that is fine since Heaven vs The Underworld has always been my favorite line of story. You start off as one of the Four Horsemen (in other words, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) and lose all your powers (as you do in every God of War related game) but the beginning gives you a glimpse of how strong you really can be.
The rest of the game is basically smash Square to kill enemies, and press Circle to kill them once they're weak enough. Some of the tougher monsters are really annoying since they have magical block breaks and explode when you're done with them, but once you get used to jumping and walking around them it's not so bad.
The graphics seem a little too "sharp" as if there's no anti-analising, meaning edges seem ragged but when you're in the heat of battle it isn't too bothersome.
The music was my favorite part, epic and awesome, sounded like whoever made it spent a great deal of time making it.
It does have that kind of repetitive feel to it, talk to demon here, kill demon there, and the combos are sometimes too slow or too complicated to even bother with, so you generally end up using the Square button until you win.
As for difficulties, Easy would be if you want to be like a super-powerful-horseman and kill everything, Normal is if you want some challenge, and Apocalyptic is if you like a challenge until you figure out the best way to kill the enemy.