I feel like they focused more on multiplayer with this game, trying to make the franchise still relevant considering it does have alot of fans. While the single player hit some high notes, it also missed some but thats coming from the over familiarity. The multiplayer tho is decent for some ego tripping
Since I finished Metal Gear yesterday morning (I've already received a negative vote for my review too!), I said to myself, after a bracing trip to the Burberry at Tyson's Corner, where I ordered this, I decided to play God of War, thinking I have time to get through some of it, and also my general rule is to not have more than one game open for any one console, not counting games like Rocksmith. I could ramble about Rocksmith, and the fact that I bought Rosetta Stone, similar idea, but I won't.
Needless to say, I'm regretting paying $80 for the CE of this game, or picking it up on release. I've already ordered Gears, and I am a firm believer in punishing yourself if you make stupid decisions. I am a fan of these franchises, but like the new AC, I might just pass and suffer the repercussions.
There is little new to this game, to be honest, it reminds me of RE6, there are many QTE events, and while they are breath-taking, as they were in RE6, you aren't really playing, you're doing what the screen tells you to. I know this was supposed to come from the same studio, but I don't feel that Kratos vibe as much. If you're on the fence about this one, you might want to wait for the inevitable price drop.
My opinions are subject to change.
Uh oh.....you mentioned RE6 when comparing GOW Ascension. That can't be good.....
Anyway, I tried liking the original God of War (I alluded to this in an earlier blog) but it failed to change my mind. For that reason, I'll have to regretfully skip this one.
@Asagea_888 yeah, that's never good ;)
I'd say skip, though, if you play them through, maybe you'll find value!
Kudos on that jacket... très chic!
Kratos has never really interested me much, and this latest title even less than usual. :|
@s_h_a_d_o I'd like to think I'm fashion-forward ;)
I know...wish I had thought this through more...
@s_h_a_d_o yes, Burberry is 'an iconic British' brand - the reason I grabbed the jacket was the last time I waited on something, it vanished. They make a small print run of things so the demand meets the need ;)
Never played a God of War game...*runs and hides*
But oooooooo me likey the jacket. Did you get in that colour too? I have an orange coat and I LOVE it.
@wavey_gravey never? wow!
yes! as a charmander fan, things in orange grab my attention. I have a trench from Burberry that's burnt orange...I'm trying to stop myself from buying a Tory Burch bag...
Shouldn't this be an editorial? I kid I kid ^_^
And what's with the negative score on the review? Some fan boy not agree? It seems like the only way to get a positive review is to go with the popular opinion. :(
@-Saigo- ha, yes, let me change it right now :p
I am betting that's the case, I don't think it was written all that badly, but who is to say, right ;)
Ascension is game seven in the series. I guess they could freshen it up with a few pirates next time around. Apparently, according to "market research" we love sequels and micro-transactions, so...
@BravoOneActual if there had been pirates or zombies, I'm sure I would like it more!
and hey, Caps - win one, lose 2!
@ShadowofSonic have you played this newest one? I loved the others, but this one just seems too familiar and utterly unoriginal.
Ascension is decent, but exceptionally familiar. It does all the beats expected from the series (epic setpieces, puzzles, brutal combat) but it just feels a bit tired now. There's not much new really, and it pales in comparison to GOW3. Still fun, but it's just not so special anymore. It does get better the further you get into it. I also found it didn't really feel right, like all the pieces were there but the special glue that made it all come together was missing. Part of that is the weak story (it's throwaway at best, pointless nonsense at worst and giving zero insight and no new revelations) but for me it's the fact that Kratos barely ever seems to say anything. He rarely ever talks and for me that's a problem. Still fun, just not so amazing.
Strangely i've been really enjoying the multiplayer. Brutally murdering other players is fun.
@Katzenbalger yeah, that is my impression too. I am not a fan of MP, so I probably won't waste too much time on that...
@pokecharm @Katzenbalger Fair enough. I dunno, when it comes to multi, i play for maybe that first week pretty heavily, then sort of stop and move on. Happened with Crysis 3 and Tomb Raider, probably happen here. But i've been enjoying it. Hell i've been playing the Ascension multiplayer more than the single player.
@Katzenbalger wow, I'm so asleep by then - I need to recharge - though, that might be gym related ;)
@pokecharm @Katzenbalger My internal clock is fine-tuned to be ridiculously specific. If i get to bed around 1am i'll be up at 7.30. So i usually do my gaming in the 8.30pm - 12ish window, so maybe three hours a night or so. Since most games clock in around 8 hours or so i can get through most titles over the course of a week.
@Katzenbalger see, when I watch TV, I lose only two hours, then I head to bed - how late do you stay up? this might be where I'm losing time!
@Katzenbalger I'm not trying to pry, but after working all day, gym first thing in the AM, some nights, I just can't find time to play, you know? I'm impressed that you can fly through so fast!
@pokecharm @Katzenbalger I dunno. I like to think i'm pretty good at games in general so i guess i fly through a lot of them. I usually only play later in the evenings (despite how much i love games, i've got other hobbies and stuff going on) but if i've got nothing else going on i might sit there for a few hours. I do seem to fly through a lot of games pretty quickly, but some games are just exceptionally short (you could seriously do Crysis 3 in about 3 hours on the hardest difficulty setting).
@Katzenbalger honestly, I have to say, how do you find time to play all these games so quickly...am I doing too many things?
I played all the other God Of War and really liked the main serie and didn't really care for the two games that came on the PSP ( and now in HD for the PS3 ). After reading and seeing some video about the MP for that new GOW I was very on fence ... then I played the demo and I was like : " I think I had enough of Kratos, it was great in the main serie but now it just feel like milking for nothing". I have the same feeling about Gears Of War, I thought it was supposed to be a trilogy ...
I don't know what it is about the God of War series, just never turned me on. I love Greek Mythology and all, but the series itself just always seemed too ...intense? violent? I know people that will defend the series like its their child though, its so funny.
@Allicrombie the over-the-top violence usually appeases me, but not this time - it's just not all that fun...
I played the demo for Ascension and enjoyed it, but I'm not a huge God of War fan in the first place. I would probably pick it up once the price falls, but man, I wish my country does game rentals. :\
Btw, that Burberry jacket is really nice!
@mufujifi I'd say that's the right call - wait it out!
and yes, I love orange, I love Burberry, I had to have it :)
I'm a huge God of War fan but I'm going to skip ascension. I've played all the others and loved them, but I feel satisfied with my God of War playing being just that. I guess I will have to read this Revengeance review of yours also, seems I liked the game a whole lot more than you but I look forward to seeing your take on it, makes for a more interesting read.