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A Quick Tip by GargantuasGames

  • Dec 19, 2013
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It's difficult to find anything positive to say about the GOD OF WAR series that hasn't been said before. Why does it continue to be so engrossing while so many of its imitators falter? After playing through this game, one thing I can say is that it has variety. Unlike DANTE'S INFERNO, which pads out the last 1/3rd of its game with recycled enemies and environments, GOD OF WAR knows how to carefully craft its single campaign so that things rarely get boring or repetitive. The player is constantly being introduced to new enemies, new environments, new challenges all throughout the course of the 12 something hour single player campaign. Whether it be diving at supersonic speeds through the bowels of the earth or ripping off the heads of a fire breathing Cerberus, the game is constantly searching for ways to make you feel like you're at the center of a big budget blockbuster instead of a pale imitation of one. Amazing production values don't hurt either.

That said, GOD OF WAR III is a sequel and does retain many of the same faults as its predecessors. The button mashy combat is entertaining, but lacks the depth of titles like ONIMUSHA, NINJA GAIDEN or DMC (all of which preceded the series). So much of the impact of the experience is derived from these cinematic moments which play out exactly the same every time you play through the campaign.  These segments rarely require much more skill to overcome than an average game of DRAGON'S LAIR. The latter title, cited as the beginning of the interactive movie genre in the industry, has historically been criticized for its shortcomings as a game because of how limited the actual gameplay is.  Unfortunately the same limitations also carry over to GOD OF WAR's QTE's, which are the heart of the experience.  Without the gameplay, it is mainly the technology and art design which keeps these titles thriving.

For better or worse, GOD OF WAR is the new standard in the industry.  But given the fickle taste of modern audiences, I trust it's only a matter of time before the evolution of technology combined with visionary direction produces something bigger and better.
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God of War III is a single player action game, exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and the final installment of the God of War trilogy. Containing signature and addictive God of War gameplay — a combination of over-the-top action combat, exploration and puzzle-solving — along with an engrossing mythologically inspired storyline and a selection of new weapons and a new weapons system, it is a fitting conclusion to the much praised God of War franchise.

 

God of War III game logo Story and Gameplay
God of War III allows players on the PlayStation 3 to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hades once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, as well a selection of new weapons, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.

 

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The Ghost of Sparta returns in the final chapter in the God of War trilogy.
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  • Only on the PS3 - The award-winning development team leverages the processing power and technology of PlayStation 3 system to makeGod of War III one of the most-graphically advanced next gen titles available, with even the dramatic cut screens running off the in-game engine.
  • Groundbreaking Depth of Scale - Kratos will explore areas...
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ESRB: M - (Mature)
Number of Players: Single-player
Publisher: Sony
Developer: Santa Monica Studio
Console: PlayStation 3
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: December, 2009
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