Summary: How do you top something that was already considered over-the-top? Especially when this particular brand of over-the-top has become pretty familiar since in past eight years? We all know that God of War 's protagonist, Kratos, is an angry, super powerful killing machine that takes down even the...
God of War Ascension review: Representing the old guard
29 August 2013
Excerpt: When Sony held a big event in New York City last month to show off the new PlayStation 4 console it trotted out a handful of games that were the “future of gaming.” They should have waited until after God of War: Ascension’s release, as Kratos’ latest journey is not only a testament to the power of...
Conclusion: Is God of War Ascension a must have or a must play game? The answer to that is simply “YES”. If you’re a fan of the franchise then you definitely need a Kratos fix and Sony Santa Monica definitely gives you one here.
Excerpt: God of War and the PlayStation brand have been the best of friends ever since the game first launched on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005, but 8 years is a long time and since the first God of War title there is certainly time for chance, even more so given that this is now the 6th console release for...
Kratos’s softer side still kicks plenty of ass in God of War: Ascension (review)
27 April 2013
Excerpt: [ Apologies for the review being a little late. Due to some technical problems, Giancarlo had trouble connecting to Sony’s prerelease online sessions for God of War: Ascension’s multiplayer modes.
Pros: God of War’s most distinguishing characteristic has always been its sense of scale, with Kratos fighting legendary monsters who can seem as large as entire cities. Ascension wastes no time in getting to the good stuff: Within the first hour, I was fighting the hundred-arm Hecatonchires, a menacin...
Summary: God of War: Ascension might deliver a grander experience than comparable action titles, but that is largely due to the robust foundation created by previous releases, on which Ascension rests rather than builds upon.
Excerpt: Violence in video games is not a recent phenomenon. From savagely tearing out an opponent’s spinal column in Mortal Kombat to callously beating prostitutes to death in Grand Theft Auto, gaming brutality has been prevalent for many years.
Excerpt: God of War: Ascension starts off a little slow compared to the other entries in the series but it ultimately does ramp up to something you’d expect from Santa Monica studios. This entry takes you through Kratos’ past, revealing more of what happened before the first game.
Pros: + Gorgeous graphics, wonderful cutscenes., + The same sense of beautiful destruction you have come to expect., + Deep elemental combat system despite lack of new weapons in single player., + Incredibly unique and interesting multiplayer.
Cons: - Secondary weapons are useful but feel rigid and kind of forced., - Non-linearity of the story takes away from the total package., - Slow start compared to the rest of the series.