Summary: Kratos has successfully killed the God of War, Ares. He has challenged Zeus, the King of the Gods, and lived. What's next? Well, take down all of Olympus, of course. In the latest and final installment of the God of War trilogy, that's exactly what Kratos intends to do. Fans of the series expect great things, since the previous installments of the franchise held up as some of the best gaming experiences of all time.
Conclusion: God of War III is the summer (spring?) blockbuster you've all been waiting for. Big, beautiful, violent and sexy it's the type of big budget game we were all expecting. What I didn't expect is how insanely beautiful the game would be, nor did I expect a story so intriguing that people would sit and watch me play God of War III. Heck, sometimes they'd ask me to play just so they could watch. Now there's a stamp of approval.
Pros: God of War III is one of the best looking games to date, Improved combat means you'll use all the weapons and have more fun doing so, Epic battles abound, GoW III truly delivers with memorable battles, Every level not only was aesthetically different, they have unique game design, The post-game content is fun and offers high replay value, God of War III is one of the best looking games to date, Improved combat means you'll use all the weapons and have more fun doing s...
Cons: The fear level was dull and self-indulgent, It ended. I was genuinely sad it was over. Kratos, come on, GoW IV... pretty please?, Targeting is still not as tight as other games, The fear level was dull and self-indulgent, It ended. I was genuinely sad it was over. Kratos, come on, GoW IV... pretty please?, Targeting is still not as tight as other games
Conclusion: God of War 3 is fantastic, and has at least three scenes that are utterly magnificent. Design and gameplay-wise, it's absolutely stunning. The downside is that it doesn't have that clear cut perfection that its predecessor had; the polish shine that brilliantly lit up our eyes when we first enjoyed God of War 2.
Excerpt: As I ran home from work with my copy of God of War III (GoW III) in hand, thoughts of not being impressed with the game kept running through my head. Would the game live up to the hype? What insane stuff would this game bring to the table that I haven’t already seen were some of the questions I bounced around in my mind.
Excerpt: God of War III on the PS3 is simply beautiful. The God of War series has always set the bar very high for production values, even back when it was on the PS2. But on the PS3, the developers were able to push so much more out of the system than they ever could on the last gen stuff. Naturally, we'll revisit Hades, but the land of the dead is far more detailed and rich this go round.
Excerpt: Of all the iconic video game characters, Mario, Sonic, Master Chief, Samus, Link, etc, Kratos is one of the most recent and certainly the most vicious. Created for the original IP God of War on the Playstation 2, Kratos has become a Sony mascot, wielding a path of bloody destruction that carved him a spot at the top of the sales charts.