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GF Rating
7.7

3078 ratings

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

A Disappointment to the GoW Series.

posted by moo2 (LOVELAND, CO) Apr 13, 2014

Member since Apr 2014

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.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Worst of the bunch

posted by ocdgamer (CHARLOTTE, NC) Mar 25, 2014

Member since Aug 2011

Title says it. This is worse than the PSP games that they moved to the PS3. It's an okay game so I will give it a 6. I had never played them so I went through over last 2 months or so and played every GOW. This is the only one I didn't care about the story line at all. Just wanted to get the game over because I played all the others. t's okay as a game but the way the camera pans out in several fights is pretty dumb. Oh I am playing on a 70" TV and Kratos is 2" big. Really? I would hate to see what he looks like in those spots on a smaller TV. Don't get me wrong, it's worth a play through but if you haven't played the others I suggest you give them a try and don't just write off this franchise because of this game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Glitch Happy

posted by abs5611 (NORWICH, CT) Mar 13, 2014

Member since Sep 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

A sometimes fun game, but I think stuck on rehash of the same ol GoW things, nothing felt new. The "parkour" of the game felt useless and sometimes utterly bad, I am not a crazy good at anything gamer, so its a casual mans look at it, but I died from enemies almost never, but died falling cuz I the jump point didn't match the character intuitiveness, or the camera never rotated to allow the vantage point to see what is next at least a billion times. Which leads to me real only fault with the game, glitch after glitch after glitch, and at Chapter 20 a game ender for me couldn't work around with any reboots of any kind, after playing chapter again 4 times and same glitch I gave up. Which is actually pretty sad, seeing as I rented game ages after it came out, where you would think DL patches would have already been issued to address these things.

So a feeling of rehashing the previous ones, bad glitchy cameras, and the back breaker glitch that wouldn't let me advance is why the rating is low. If I was able to finish I'd suffer through the rest and prob give it a point higher.

Plus I feel it has zero replay value, glad I rented it. I'd freak if I bought.

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