gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I had originally started to play God of War 3 first, and after beating that I wanted to go back and find out about the story line. I'm very happy I did. For all the games that are like this that I've played: The platform style combat, button sequences, button mashing.. for some reason the God of War series has just really done it for me. I'd suggest this as a BUY for any real GOW fans.. and a definite rent for anyone who is looking to indulge into the story line more. Having the two games on one disk is really nice, and the Blu-ray really adds to the visual value.
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
Sony did its fans proud with this re-release on one Bluray disc of two of the finest action titles from the PS2. "God of War" and "God of War II" look better than they did before, and with a smoother framerate, play even better. This is pretty much a must buy for fans of Kratos, and will do nicely to satisfy gamers bloodlust until "God of War III" arrives in March, 2010. Everything that you remembered being fun is there with a slick new look- the game controls well, the action is fun and furious, the boss fights truly epic (how can you argue with a game that opens with you fighting the Hydra?). Of course, those same annoyances that plagued the original games are also back, such as the fixed camera and the lack of more frequent checkpoints in the Hades level. While these keep the game from getting a perfect score, they're minor quibbles, as the fun you will have hacking and slashing your way through Greek mythology more than makes up for the games faults. The price is right for the collection, as both games should give you a decent amount of gameplay (each game can run you between 10 and 15 hours, depending on the player). The story line and the voice acting are both first rate, and still pack a punch. Ican hardly wait til March to see how Kratos' story turns out!