posted by gman11 (HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO) Mar 13, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
This game is something no other game is similar to, and it sparks a new meaning to action - adventure games.
GAMEPLAY 9/10 - The combos. weapons, and magic are pretty fun and doesn't really seem to get old. The blades of exile are super cool and the moves Kratos can pull off are awesome. The gore and explicit content is the best part of this game which makes it great adult fun, not children's play. The only reason this game gets a 9/10 on gameplay is because some of the puzzles can stump you pretty good, and will sometimes get very frustrating, also the checkpoints are pretty rough as well. You will come to a big 10 minute fight, only to die and restart at the beginning of it
GRAPHICS- 8.5/10 - Pretty decent graphics for the ps2, especially towards the end of the console's life, and the graphics give the gore and explicit content some justice.
SOUND 9/10 - The music is great. It sounds like it came off of a 300 movie or some epic medieval fantasy movie or something. Also the blades and the explosions, as well as the monsters and characters have good sound to it.
Overall this game is very good and gave it a 9/10 because of its great, revolutionary gameplay and puzzles, great story line (very original), and pretty good graphics and sound/soundtrack. I definitely recommend buying this game since the story is somewhat long, and there are extra mini games after completing the story.
posted by GF_casualgamer (MANTECA, CA) Feb 22, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
I'm a casual gamer and I would've rated this game perfect except for 2 hard areas. For some reason, I couldn't pass the ceiling beams area (about 2/3 of the way through) and the spinning spikes (towards the end). I needed my kid to help me get through it. Beware, if you must finish games like me, these 2 areas took me almost 8 years to finish. I played originally on PS2 and got stuck on the beams. I put it down after trying a hundred times!! Almost lost my mind!! 8 years later and after finishing #2 and #3 (both of these are perfect 10's!!), I came back and finished it on the PS3.
I think the developers figured out they made #1 a little too hard and corrected their mistakes in #2 and #3!!
Everything else about this game is perfect!! From the opening fight, it will suck you in and never let go.