Excerpt: God of War: Chains of Olympus is one of 2008’s biggest releases. This time around it’s a prequel to the original God of War and is made by Ready at Dawn Studios for the PSP. Kratos had huge success on the PlayStation 2 but the portable god killer just doesn’t cut the mustard (no pun intended).
Conclusion: Overall, Moon is the first great game of the new year. It might not necessarily be a must-have game, but it is a nice addition to anyone’s collection. With a little more polish and a little more focus on the shooting part of the game, Moon would have been one of the best shooters on the DS. Nevertheless though, the game still provides a great experience.
Excerpt: It’s a well known historical fact, (i.e one you get off the telly and internet) that nobody actually did anything in Ancient Greece other than drink lots of wine and kill people. It’s also widely known that they had proper Gods in those days, who didn’t balk at the idea of throwing a lightning bolt at your face and then eating your family. Such is the dreamy past that the God of War games take place within.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is both violent and sexual. The violence makes up most of the game-play as you fight enemies using blades chained to your wrists. When you take on bigger boss characters, you can do even more to them such as smash their head in with a heavy chest or stab them in the face with a blade (note: with boss characters, the action plays out for you as you simply press the correct buttons at the right time).
Conclusion: All in all Formula One 2009 is an authentic and very playable F1 game that is fun and up to date. It does lack polish and detail in some areas, but the gameplay is quick and compelling and the game modes are very addictive.
Excerpt: Few PSP games match the visual prowess of God of War: Chains of Olympus . In some respects, the PSP's entry into the series looks better than the console version. Levels are kept small, but still feel like they are part of something much bigger. While the feeling doesn't carry through as well in Chains of Olympus as it does in past games, it still works incredibly well.