God of War: Ascension
Wheres the collector's edition gamestop??
this game looks amazing and it even has multiplayer. FINALLY! Gamestop there is one thing your missing, the collectors edition. Amazon already has it up for pre ordering right now, but i am waiting to pre order it from gamestop. Guys BTW if you dont know much about it, this is what comes with it:
•Exclusive 8" Kratos Statue
• Premium Steelbook case
• Official Game Soundtrack (digital version)
• PS3 Dynamic Theme
• PSN Avatar Pack
• Multiplayer Double XP Unlock
• Pass for future DLC content
This collectors edition is pretty cheap for what comes with it! (cant give price because helpful tips says to not reference prices) Anyone else getting this over the standard??
HE DID IT AGAIN!
This game is really really amazing. specially the tethering mode..and new brutal concept... God of War never stop exceeding my expectations... Hands Down to STA. MONICA!!!
Reviewers are never satisfied.
The first thing I did before buying the game was watch reviews, bad idea. Every reviewer just kept on moaning about stupid stuff, and lowering the score of a great game like this. Multiplayer is great, there are some moments in which you will be a little frustrated, sure, but all you need is just more practice and once you get the grasp of it you should be fine. Single player is just epic, people say it's short but honestly i didn't think so, if you rush through it obviously it will be short, but if you just take your time the game is pretty long. In other words, if you are tired of having to deal with the horrible games that keep coming out then God of War: Ascension is what you are looking for, though it's another god of war game, and it's always kratos, the game feels fresh and new, a must buy for hardcore fans, and still a must buy for newcomers.
For fans of the series.
This is a game for GOW fans. It has everything we've come to expect from the series, but little more. Beautiful graphics, brutal combat and stunning environments are all included, however, if you are expecting anything new or groundbreaking, you will be disappointed. While fun, the combat becomes a bit repetitive and the puzzles seem to have been dumbed down from previous entrys. Add in the relatively short single-player campaign, and what you get is a game that isn't going to win over any new fans. Now that isn't to say this is a complete GOW rehash. The addition of environmental weapon powers was a solid inclusion, but does little to make the combat stand out from previous GOW titles. There was also the addition of online multiplayer that, while fun, isn't going to hold your attention for very long. Overall, GOW:A is a solid game and a definite buy for long-time series fans, however the repetitive combat and lackluster multiplayer isn't going to buy over any GOW newbies.
Zeus, your son has returned!
I have been a god of war fan for a very long time,ever since god of war was on PS2. After god of war 2 was made they held on to announce god of war 3 for a little bit so I sold my PS2 to get and Xbox 360...wrong choice,because right after I did that then god of war 3 came out. I sold all my games and Xbox right back to get a PS3 just for god of war 3. It is undoubtedly the best video game series of all time. Kratos has had the best story line in a video game than any other video game ever made. Its undeniable. God of war Ascension looks amazing as well. I have pre-ordered the collectors edition on amazon and cant wait till it comes(in one year). I cannot wait to see how the studios took his more mortal side into play. This game will be AMAZING.
Surprised Me Within the First 30 Minutes.
When I first played the game I immediatley noticed the graphics. They are completely realistic and amazing. You sadly don't get to enjoy them as much because you're almost always zoomed out, but they are still amazing in cutscenes. The gameplay feels pretty smooth but I always feel like I never took damage. I played on all modes and never really died or felt the pressure of low health. It should be noted though, that within the first 30 minutes there is a very dirty scene. It shows a room full of women all without shirts on kissing each other and posing. I thought this would be a 25-45 second cutscene but the game makes sure to zoom in on all the women. This surprised me by how early on it was, where in games like Far Cry 3 scenes like this are much further in. The soundtrack is pretty good, but the sound effects are nothing too amazing. The multiplayer was pretty good but it depends if you like the gameplay. In the end, I think this game is a rental, at very minimum. God of War:Ascension is a great game.
I have a good feeling
God of War is one of the best games ever. I would play it non-stop. This game is beast, and the campain is awesome.
My personal opinion about God Of War: Ascension was that it was WAY to over hyped. It was exciting to finally have a new God Of War game, and the description sounded great! but it honestly left you hanging. Basically it gives you the same old, same old except with a slight twist. The game itself is really short, the end of the game would be halfway through in the other GOW's. As for the story, it's very forgettable, any God Of War veteran would be disappointed in this game. It basically left an impression on me that they are running out of ideas, and honestly it's true. Where else could they go after the third one? As for the multiplayer it's basically a bunch of kids button mashing. It's fun for an hour or so, but nothing you would want to come back to like other multiplayers. I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy this game, you could probably rent it or borrow it from a friend and beat it that night. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
God Of War: Ascension(Collectors edition)Announced
todd papy just announced their will be a collectors edition with a 8'' tall kratos action figure,steel book case,digital soundtrack, XMB dynamic theme, PSN avatar pack, double XP unlock in multiplayer and pass for future DLC. Those who pre-order either the regular or collector’s edition will also get the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack, which features armor from Achilles, Perseus, Orion and Odysseus. WOW! cant wait to see if gamestop steps up a notch to make customers have a reason to pre order from here huh.
For Fans of God of War
Is it God of War...Yes. Does it provide the same stunning graphics and tight gameplay that is well deserved of the God of War franchise? Yes...and yet there is something missing. The story was simply not fleshed out, period. It's more of a side story fit to be alongside the likes of PSP's chains of Olympus rather than to stand among the epic re-imaginings of Greek mythology in God of War 1, 2 & 3. Those stories were so good, so well thought out, that they could have truly been part of the Greek Classics that so heavily influenced David Jaffe in 2005. The story in Ascension however, while it provides a reason to keep on slashing your way through hordes of dead Spartans and mythological beings, just did not provide what I hoped to be a more comprehensive telling of Kratos' past, as not only the Ghost of Sparta but as a General and more interestingly a father in Sparta.
But I digress, some smooth and brutal combat as well as interesting puzzles make this more than an average hack n' slash, this much is true. But it is the commitment to sheer excellence in the genre that has made God of War one of THE games to beat in a fading category that I and so many others so love. Adding multiplayer to the mix was an admirable attempt to make the franchise more mainstream for a growing fan base of social gamers. But I can't help but feel that while developing this, they missed the point of what made God of War great, and the single player campaign seemed to suffer for it. Repetitive insect enemy encounters and sliding sequences as well as some somewhat lackluster sub-weapons made it feel a bit a bit stale by the end of the 7-8 hour campaign. As well as some glitches in the sound design that took me out of experience more than a few times. With that said the last half hour of the game was excellent! Providing those adrenaline fueled moments of sheer visceral excitment rarely found in modern day titles but so often found in the in the other games in this series.
In summary, there is no denying that hard work was put in to Ascension. Fantastic production values, spot-on combo and platforming gameplay, a new twist on some puzzles, and of course multiplayer. I just can't help but feel that perhaps Todd Pappy and the crew worked a little too hard and when it was all said and done, the passion and creativity to make Kratos a more fleshed out character was lost. It is an unfortunate turn that Kratos' last adventure on the PS3 felt more like a cliff note than a new chapter, but it is one that fans of action/adventure and more importantly fans of God of War should give a chance.