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GF Rating
7.7

3301 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

TERRIBLE

posted by JahSoulSun (LINDENWOLD, NJ) Apr 10, 2013

Member since Feb 2010

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

I loved God of War 1, 2, and 3. This game is terrible. From the beginning story line, simple combos, lack of weapons, just about every aspect of this game is a step down. I felt like I was playing Streets of Rage (Look it up young ones!) Walk a few feet, imaginary barriers, clear enemies, repeat. Hardly any puzzles or any need to think the first four hours of the game. Even the platforming felt stale in comparison to games like Uncharted of Tomb Raider. Just terrible in every way except for the graphics. At this point in time, most games look gorgeous and thats just not enough. Shame on you God of War developers.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Same ol' God of War!

posted by HungSolo (RICHMOND HILL, GA) Apr 2, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

God Of War: Ascension is the prequel to the God of War Trilogy, and stays true to the God of War franchise. Meaning that if you like any of the other God of War games then you will love this one as well. The Story is not as great to me as the others, but I loved it never the less!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Controls, gameplay, graphics, scale, and the BIG 3

posted by apples14 (YORK, PA) Mar 15, 2013

Member since Feb 2013

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Also referred to as GOW Ascension. The controls are very good, and there is such a variety of different combos that you will have a great time mixing up your moves. This is one of the main reasons the gameplay flows so well. The 2nd reason why the gameplay is really good is the way you as well as your enemies react when being hit. There are many different types of enemies, and you'd be surprised how much detail goes into each one by watching the making of the game videos. You won't be disappointed by the graphics either. For me, 3 things holds this game back from a 10. The game doesn't add anything new to God of War's Story, the multiplayer code, and the audio problems. The game centers around you defeating the 3 Furies in order to break your bond with Ares. While a prequel is exciting, maybe fans were looking for a sequel instead. For the next GOW, I would like to see a sequel, if it's possible that is (Krato's fate at GOW3's end). Now to talk about the multiplayer access code. You have to buy it, and it doesn't come with GameFly's GOW Ascension rental. Do you get the multi code if you actually buy the game? I'm not too sure but I hate it when I am forced to buy a code to play multiplayer. Last thing that holds the game back from getting a 10 is the audio problems. This might only be in my case, as I'm playing on a used disc (because, well, I got it from GameFly). The audio keeps breaking up. Sometimes even visual components lag as well. I've heard some other people have had this problem. But hey if your game runs fine that's great. As for replay value (One of the most important elements in my opinion) is fairly decent. You can choose from about 10 costumes when replaying the single player, on multiple game difficulties as well as something called new game plus. And then there's multiplayer which I can't really do a review of, sorry. Also, scale - GOW3 had a more adrenaline rush the whole time but ascension still has huge scale moments. In the end, you'll want more

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