Excerpt: Where does a series go after it has reached a conclusion? Do you accept that the story is done, complete, finito? Or do you go the way of Alien and produce sequel after sequel, drawing out the story’s original concept thinner and thinner? Eventually producers turn from sequels to prequels.
Summary: God of War: Ghost of Sparta had the nearly impossible task of one-upping Chains of Olympus while also managing to stand out on its own in the shadow of God of War III . For the most part, it succeeds.
Sex and graphic violence loom large in adults-only brawler.
Common Sense Media
13 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that God of War: Ghost of Sparta is an extremely violent hack ‘n’ slash game not intended for children. Action sequences involve lots of blood and cinematic deaths, and there is a sex mini-game that involves a topless woman (the sex act is not depicted onscreen -- players only...
Excerpt: Two years ago, Chains of Olympus crashed down on the PSP and raised the bar for what could be done on the hardware. It delivered the full God of War experience, but with some sacrifices made to the epic scale.
Excerpt: With a long-running franchise like God of War , the challenge is always trying to find a way to keep things fresh without drifting so far away from the core that it pisses off your loyal fans (and they WILL let you know if something isn't right - just ask Ninja Theory or Valve).
Excerpt: The more things change, the more they stay the same. God of War opened with Kratos tearing mythical creatures in half on a boat and now, five years later, God of War: Ghost of Sparta opens with Kratos tearing mythical creatures in half on a boat.
Conclusion: Ghost of Sparta is a must for any die hard God of War fan. With all the blood and gore and beautiful cut scenes, to the most impressive fight scenes, Ghost of Sparta will surely impress upon you.
Pros: Must have game, Excellent detail and graphics are impressive, Game play is awesome
Cons: Not much replay potential, once all the videos and few challenges are opened up there is not much more to do except try it on different difficulties, Not appropriate for younger players
Excerpt: God of War III released back in March of this year to wide acclaim, hailed for its fantastic visuals, gameplay, and an overall great ending to the trilogy. Ghost of Sparta , the series' second entry on the PSP, comes as a surprise so soon after what was thought to be Kratos’ swan song.