[PS3] God of War III

Discussion in 'Games' started by zacparis, Mar 17, 2010.

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  1. zacparis VIP

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    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/God_of_War_III_not_final_art.jpg">

    I'm surprised there isn't a thread for this already, at least not one that google can find.

    Anyway, anyone picking this up? I'd like to hear some impressions, as I have my eye on it but probably won't pick it up just yet.
  2. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    A store here is having a 'trade 3 PS3 games and get GOW or FF13 free' special, so I'll probably pick them both up this weekend.
  3. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    I want this game so bad. But right now, I have other things that need my financial attention so I have to wait. Damn it.
  4. whateveritis12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Awesome game, just amazing visually and the gameplay is better than the previous ones. Kratos is a jerk ass but then we already knew that. Just the sense of scale is far and above any other game that I've played.
  5. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    One of the main reasons I don't care very much for this franchise - the lack of a protagonist that I give a **** about.
  6. whateveritis12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well he does get some type of redemption in the end. He is a jerk ass, but then you look at his life (outside of his time as a Spartan Army officer), he's been used ever since he made his pact Ares. First by Ares, then by the rest of the gods in the 10 years before the first game, then by the Titans in the second game. The only times where there wasn't anything guiding his actions in his life were when he was commanding the Spartan Army (as a mortal then as a god in the second game). Sure he isn't the nicest of guys (vast understatement) but he'd been screwed by the gods numerous times.
  7. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    Today was the last day for Gamestop's 50% trade in, so I took down a few games I don't give a crap about and traded them in, plus the money I had on my Edge card, and hoorah. GOWIII for under forty bucks.

    Now, to get into it!
  8. zacparis VIP

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    I'll probably be trading in some stuff too. I actually finished the demo today, it's pretty awesome. I loved the flight scene, it's just like the Death Star tunnel. [face_laugh]
  9. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I tried to install the demo but my 40Gb is out of space :(
  10. whateveritis12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Funfact: The soundtrack was recorded at Skywalker Ranch, at least that's what I got from the extra movies. (But then I guess you could say that about a lot of stuff).

    Also Kevin Sorbo is the voice of Hercules.
  11. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Traded-in Darksiders for this last nite...
    The first person POV at the end of the BOSS battle with Poseidon?

    Awesome.

    No I'm stuck in hell somewhere.
    :p

    Graphics, soundtrack, action... all 5 stars.
  12. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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  13. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    Same. I was about to go find a good download for the ST, but seems Reynar did that for me. :p
  14. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    Just to note, as the time of this posting, the link in Reynar's post works; I downloaded all three OSTs and the "Blood and Metal" which is decidedly underwhelming, in comparison to the OST.
  15. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    I wanna take a minute to RAVE about the new engine. The graphics are top-notch, yes... but there are no load times... the old action buttons are there to finish the fights, but the seemless transition from real-time to pre-rendered vid is pretty amazing. The only time the graphics don't look off the charts is when Kratos is standing still.:p

    Just beat the Centaur and am about to begin my assault on Olympus.
    Taking my time to play through and enjoy.

    I hope TFU-II is like this game.
    Not repetitive and boring with the combat.

    This is best game I've played in quite some time.
  16. whateveritis12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok now it's been a few days, what does everyone think about the ending? Looking around the net, there's a general split down the middle about people hating it and calling it stupid and people who found it fitting and a great ending for the series. So what do you think?
  17. zacparis VIP

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    I bought it on the weekend, but haven't played it yet. :oops:
  18. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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  19. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    lol, "been a few days". Really? I haven't even gotten out of Hades yet. Been busy.
  20. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    I know I prob shouldnt ask this but does one need to play the other games to really understand III or can you just jump in it? I have played none of them before but this one looks great and tagged my interest
  21. whateveritis12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Playing God of War I and II will probably help you understand Kratos and his motivations, and I guess I'd recommend you playing them through before hitting up III. II ends up ending sort of like Halo 2, like you're left in the middle of the climax and the story doesn't get resolved. III starts up practically at the same point II left off, and if you don't at least know the stories of why then it might go over your head.

    If you want to play them, I'd recommend renting (or buying for $30) the God of War collection. It has both games on one blu-ray disc with upgraded graphics, also has the E3 demo for free. But if you don't want to spend any money on that then do an extensive read on the story of the first two.
  22. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Never played the first-two, was a 360 owner...
    That said, the end was sortof weird. Not bad. Not good.
    Weird... in that it ends nothing.

    I'm stuck on three of the seven challenges: "no hands, stoned, smash everything".
    Even watched vids on YouTube and still can't solve those three.

    Oh, and can't find Zuess' item in Gaia.
    Probably looking in the wrong spot.
    :p

    All in all, one the most entertaining games I've ever played.
    Never felt bored or stagnant, not once.
    And no load-times? =P~

  23. Stuffy Jedi Youngling

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    I played God Of War 2 on the PS 2 and did not really like the idea of having to slay these big monsters in a vicious way. It's a turn off. It's too messy. The lead character is messy. Slaying big monsters is messy. Why should I like it?
  24. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    god of war + vicious monster slaying = peanut butter AND jelly
  25. whateveritis12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Very first time you enter Gaia right after the second time you face the water horse, there's that puzzle where you pull the stretch of wall from one side of the room to the other to get the vines connecting so you can move on. Instead of moving the wall, climb up that side and the Eagle is sitting at the top.
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