Excerpt: Kratos’ scars haven’t yet healed and we can already admire his wounds in HD. In part three of the saga we again get to control master Kratos who’s got some unfinished business with the gods above. Forget the clone Dante’s Inferno, the wannabe Bayonetta and the superficial Darksiders as for the third time in a row Kratos proves he’s the only god of hack & slash!
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: 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.
Excerpt: Sony has been on a pretty amazing roll. In the span of just over a year, the company’s first-party lineup for the PlayStation 3 has included the likes of Killzone 2, inFamous, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, MAG and Heavy Rain. That’s an impressive bunch. It came to a head earlier this month with the release of God of War III, the final chapter in what has become Sony’s prominent franchise.
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.
Summary: God of War 3 has had a lot to live up to. It’s one of the few titles you can put the label “system seller” on. While it is hard to match the masterpiece that is God of War 2, God of War 3 is just as incredible of a game, plus it looks stunning in HD. Kratos has become one of the icons of the PlayStation brand, and his story wraps up well here. You’ll feel like a badass the entire time, and you’ll want to replay the opening scene over and over again.