Excerpt: God of War 3 is a great action game. There is no doubt about that. From the minute that first level loads up you know the scale of it all. The epic feel is evident just from the view of the Titans scaling Mount Olympus, and that never wavers throughout the entire experience.
Excerpt: Brutal, brutal, brutal. This is the most distinct impression God of War III will leave on the player when they have played through the most recent tale of Kratos battle with the Gods of Olympus.
Excerpt: It’s been a long wait, but God of War fans can now celebrate the conclusion of the trilogy on the PS3, and boy, what a finish it is. Sony Santa Monica has crafted an amazing showpiece for the PS3, and makes minor refinements to the tried-and-true formula that God of War games are known for.
Excerpt: On the PlayStation2, the God Of War games established an unlikely blend of nearly pornographic violence and architectural fetishism. In each chapter, the damned anti-hero Kratos, driven well around the bend by killing his own family, explores ever-larger classical edifices while systematically...
Excerpt: I loved the original God of War . I was pleased to discover that God of War III begins with an inspired montage depicting Kratos's tormented life thus far. With grandiose symphony and fiery passion, Sony's declaration is clear: this is an epic the likes of which the world may never see again.
Excerpt: February marks the end of the year for football fans. The college bowl games happened the month before and both the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl are done. Sure, there’s the Draft in April, but that is only two days and there isn’t an actual game going on.
Excerpt: It's pretty much what we expect from this epic franchise, but the limited scope and fairly mundane ending hasn't rounded off this franchise with the dignity it deserves.
Pros: Great epic scale the series is known for. Mostly well told story. Looks great most of the time. Wonderful soundtrack. Fun combat system with a lot of weapons. Good pacing between combat and puzzle segments. Some very cool camera angles are used to display the world and action.
Cons: A surprising lack of polish in some parts. Sound bugs. Game crashed. Noticeable slowdowns and framerate drops at random times. Fixed camera will have you occasionally fight enemies you cannot see. Controls can be a little unresponsive during platforming segments. Timed challenges are paced so tha...