gamers (71%) found this review helpful
God Of War..... mmmm.. Let's say you could be Kratos for a day....
I know you wouldn't want to beat down the gods or their demi creations. However you may want to do this in high def... if you have a backward compatible ps3 as I do you may not want to play this new rendition. However sony has seen fit to place this in highdef 720p and include trophies. I must admit as a huge GOW fan this is most impressive the gameplay doesn't miss a beat. The boost in graphics is where this really shines.. and i might add realllllllly shine.... Not too mention the trophy support. I have beaten GOW 1 and 2 on the highest difficulty and I will be doing so again..... BRAVO sony let us hope that other game developers will follow suit IE Devil May Cry... Hope you enjoy this gem in HD a game like GOW only comes around every so often....
Minor set backs but the Good Parts are still there
posted by MrWestcoas (PORTER RANCH, CA) Nov 20, 2009
Member since Jul 2005
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
I bought this game and the only thing Im not happy with is the cinematics. They still look like the ones from the regular PS2. But the rest of the game is a big upgrade and you still will get addicted to playing it. It does play a whole lot smoother (if thats a word), the graphics got amped up and the puzzles and action are just as flawless as before. Even if you have the 2 games on PS2 already, like me, still play these classics over on Blu-ray. Oh, and of coarse the GOW 3 demo is no joke either. it is 2 gigs of perfected gaming. You will like it for sure.
I'm actually new to the God of War series, so I wanted to write a small review for anyone else new to the series. Of course everything isn't included here, I just wanted to point out some of the highlights. I hope it helps.
Pros: -Awesome story. It's very original.
-Awesome combat. I'm a fan of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta and while those two games have more complex combos (at least in my opinion), God of War is a nice break from having too many combos to remember.
-Not sure if this is a pro or con, but the trophies are extremely easy to get.
-Weapons can be upgraded. I've always enjoyed games that offered weapons upgrades instead of replacing your weapons with new ones.
-Graphics are surprisingly nice. I wasn't disappointed with them at all, especially considering how old the franchise is.
Cons: -Personally, I despise the parts of the game where you have to walk balance beams, run on top of a rolling.. eh.. thing (king of like a log), and move boxes around quickly before spikes kill you. Some people enjoy this kind of thing, I'm just not one of them ;) In fact, I've been so irritated by them, it's the only reason I didn't give the game a ten.
-Fixed Camera Views. I loved Resident Evil 1-3. In fact, they are in my top five favorite games of all time. I'm saying this because I'm not new to fixed camera games... but in God of War the writers sometimes hide chests off the camera on purpose which means you need to continually check for them.
As I said, there's a lot more to GoW than what I've posted here, but these are the things that have stuck with me throughout my time playing the games. I hope this was helpful. :)