I was very excited to play this game until I actually played it. Keep in mind that I didn't play any of the multiplayer stuff, mostly because God of War hasn't exactly been for multiplayer. The plot was EXCEEDINGLY boring, the epic boss fights were gone (except for the first boss fight), and the whole concept of charging your gauge to attack was flawed. What got me the most was the setting of the game was completely plain for GoW, no epic back drops or cool labyrinths to go through. They removed the cool power ups/weapons that you got in the old games and replaced them with more "puzzle like" up grades that just allow you to move objects and have a little battle potential. All in all I felt that they really messed up this last game and got away from what made GoW so popular in the beginning. Still worth trying if you're a die-hard GoW fan which I am not.
Sadly I wont be able to play this game. 2 months ago I rented the god of war 1 and 2 saga. Loved it went and rented god of war 3. Also loved it. now I got what looks like a brand new copy of ascension. put it in the ps3 and the dashboard background changes to show the go of war artwork. but as soon as I start to play the game I just get a black screen. after about 2-3 minutes IM back to the dashboard.
did some searching, seems a lot of people are having this problem. I have the newer slim ps3 (the assassin creed 3 500 gb version) So the game is unplayable for me and that is why I rate this as a 1.