posted by Sourpatchjunkie (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) May 22, 2013
Member since May 2013
I am giving this a seven because the game is good fun but does not compel me over the long term.
The good: There is a lot of action, obvious to anyone who has played it before. There is a selection of memorable and loved characters if you are into playstation exclusive content or have simply become an Uncharted fanboy. There are nice graphics, and the background arenas are creatively done.
The unlockables items can be entertaining and it's always nice to get stuff.
The bad: The unlockables items are not enough. The leveling system does not mean that the character gets stronger. A level 45 Kratos has as much chance in the ring, power wise as a level one Sackboy. Sackboy is fun but c'mon... God of War being overpowered by a puppet? No way...
Melee in the game, except for the "Supers", of course, does not carry that much weight in that the damage you do does not seem to vary much if at all based on the type of general attack you use. The arc and or range of the attack’s reach seem to matter more. This latter characteristic does not help to make the characters evenly matched but only makes them unbalanced in a different way.
Perhaps it would have been a fun game more if I were an avid online, multiplayer type of gamer. I am not and so the game did not hold much sway for me in the longer term.