The graphics arent remastered in hi def blue ray. there look worse than on ps2. Its really really bad. The gameplay is good, the game is good. but cinematics, and detailing of the game is just horrible. Looks like its from super nintendo. GOW 3 will be alot better. They didnt work on this and just wanted to make some extra cash, dont even get this game, your not missing anything.
posted by MizoOfOz (SHERMAN OAKS, CA) Nov 21, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
GoW and GoW 2 were already great games when they came out. And now with this slightly updated version for the PS3, they're even better and more challenging. The gameplay looks better running at a faster frame rate, however the cut scenes are the only things that remain the same.
Some enemies have been made a little tougher to beat (the undead soldiers that carry the glowing golden shields in GoW used to be able to beat them without destroying their shields by using Poseidon's Rage. Now you have to actually destroy the shields before they will take any damage.)
Most of the Trophies are easy to get (I managed 32 out of 35 in GoW in only one play through). Also, keen eyes may notice a possible hint at what may come in GoW 3 with one of the Trophies available in the first GoW game. I wont say what it is to avoid spoiling it for anyone, but if you've seen it, you probably already know what it is. Also, each game has their own set of Trophies, which means there are 2 Platinum Trophies available to add to your collection.
While it's a re-release of a game that fans have played many times over since their original release, it's very much worth trading in your PS2 copies of them and getting this version.
this is such a waste of time. who cares if its in HD, it's not like they took the time to actually update the graphics like the riddick game did with EFBB, and if you don't have an HD TV than its no different aside from a slightly smoother framerate, they didn't give any good reason to make the re-purchase if you already have them like capcom does with a lot of their games (the ten minute god of war 3 demo certainly doesn't justify the overpriced $40's their asking) , they didn't fix any of the many problems that the games had, the cutscenes are still in standard def which doesn't make sense at all, and they didn't even update the gameplay. the camera still sucks in both games. now, playing through the second game was still really fun, but going back to the first was so frustrating and annoying, and it was really just a drag. if you haven't played these games before than none of this of this really matters, both games will be still be amazing to you, so absolutely make the purchase and beat them before the 3rd entry comes out, but if you already own the games on PS2 than don't even bother with it. You're much better off spending you're on Uncharted 2 (arguably the best game on PS3,second only perhaps to metal gear solid 4), or Assassins creed 2, or infamous, or devil may cry 4 if you want a similar game. bottom line, they're still fun games, but they're is sooooo much more they could've done with it to make it an important and satisfying release. 8/10