Summary: Gameplay was fun, and it lasted an appropriate amount of time. I agree with one of the reviewers that this one sucks compared to the others because you sometimes get cornered, getting your * kicked, and there is no way to get out of it. Also, I just can't get "into" these games after the debacle with GOW Saga and DLC.
Summary: If you are a fan of the others than you probably won't be disappointed. Playing on hard I realized the dodging controls are slowed down a lot from previous god of wars. Which is a huge agro point and gets under my skin like no other. You would expect to be able to dodge in mid attack, but for some reason they chose not to have that.
Summary: This game is graphically gorgeous. That is it's best feature. I found the story in this game to not be as engaging as other GoW titles. Also, the story wasn't as easy to follow as other titles. I still think the best are 1, 2, and Ghosts of Sparta. The gameplay is sort of standard, but the developers changed the controls around a bit and it doesn't play as elegantly as the other titles. Also, I kept experiencing momentary audio drops during cinema sequences.
Summary: God of War Ascension is a good game. It's not great, but it's still quite good. If you loved GOW 3, you'll like this game. GOW 3 is a better game, but if you're looking for more of that experience, this should whet your appetite. Feels like an extension rather than a new experience, essentially - even though it is a prequel. As for the extras in the collector's edition ... well, I'm not super impressed. The statue is made of a very light plastic and feels cheap.
Summary: By itself, this game is pretty good, but when compared to its siblings, it's not worth the plastic it's printed on. the fight against the hecatonchires felt lifeless and soulless, and the furies were an overwhelming joke. The combat have been changed for the worst (stupid block), good luck pulling off parries like a boss. The story was way subpar, I found myself not caring about 30 minutes in.
Summary: Just a quick side story, I've literally followed all the God of War games from God of War 1 on the PS2 to Ascension. To be honest, my favorite God of war games were God of War 1, 2, Ghosts of Sparta and GOW3. (though I enjoyed God of War 3 less than previous efforts) Anyway, here's my review- Graphics- Graphically, God of War Ascension's a mixed bag. When you first play the game's first level, it looks amazing.
Summary: Well, it is a God of War game. You play as Kratos. You kill hundreds of people. You kill a titan here, a god-like being over there. It's all good, but it isn't that great, and I say this with regards to action games in general and how to compares with previous God of War installments. Let me be clear and point out that the game still plays exceptionally well. On a technical level, the game runs as smoothly as ever, no matter what is happening on screen.
Summary: I honestly think it's hard to top the last GoW. That game was simply phenomenal. Although this game was fun, and the graphics were still great - it just didn't draw me in. The last GoW left me wanting more, so I played the game again immediately. This one I beat and haven't picked up again. I think a few of the bosses were underwhelming, the story was lacking, and mostly it just felt like a grind.
Summary: The game is fine and all, but it seems they resorted to throwing wave after wave of the same enemy AI to make it challenging rather than previous GoW games where there were giant enemies and Titans to fight. Instead we're given another Great story, without the epic God versus Titan battles. Really, I just mean boss fights in general though. There are a few boss fights, but none are quite as fun as the previous games'. Everything else is very satisfying and fun.
Summary: I want to start off by saying that I am a huge God of War fan. I've played almost all the installments (didn't play the PSP releases) of the series on all the difficulties and had a lot of fun. So when this game came out I knew I had to buy it (after it dropped in price)...but I have to say that this game was kind of a let down. It isn't a bad game but there are some changes that were made that ended up hindering the game.