Summary: overall the game is simply a lesser copy of the previous two titles. there's absolutely nothing new to be found here and some aspects of the originals actually suffered. the story is short. there aren't half as many types of enemies. the magic skills are nothing special.
Pros: has great graphics that look just like the first 2 games in the series for the ps2. gameplay is almost identical to the originals and some of the control changes are actually a bit of an improvement. it's like putting GoW in your pocket. the new gauntlet weapon is awesome and a blast to play with.
Cons: there are a number of instances where there was noticable stuttering in the graphics. the cut scenes weren't the best quality and the story was kinda mediocre. overall, it seemed like they left out alot in terms of gameplay. some parts of the game start out well developed and polished, but end wi...
The frustrating elements of this series are taking it's toll
joe bitterman, Amazon
28 August 2008
Summary: I love the God of War series, and ordinarily I'd give a game like this 4 stars, but there has to be some punishment when there are several problems with this series that are alive and well in this game. First, the camera angles.
Summary: .....way too short. The game plays like a dream and looks amazing - however it only took me (an unexperienced PSP player) around 1 day to complete it which was a great dissapointment; I certainly had expected more.
Gameplay greatly satisfying but game is way too short
R. P. Vermeulen, Amazon
2 September 2008
Summary: Fans of Kratos will not be disappointed, since look and feel are exactly the same on PS2 and PSP. Scenery, artwork and music are beautiful, diversity of quests and moves are good. My only and great comment is on the length of the game: in normal modus I finished the game in under 5 hours.
Summary: At the time of writing Chains of Olympus is the highest ranking PSP title on metacritic (the review comparison site) and is being named as 'game of the year' by all of the major PSP media outles. Despite having never played either of the God of War PS2 games I came to this with high expectations.