Submitted by Patriots_Pride 876d ago | opinion piece

Ascend: New Gods Is Xbox 360's God Of War

Microsoft let loose a number of new game titles at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo and one of the titles really stood out. No, let me rephrase that, Signal's Ascend: New Gods was a show-stealing masterpiece and is a legitimate AAA exclusive that gives Xbox 360 gamers a God of War type experience.

I'm not going to waste a lot of words trying to desperately convince people that this is going to be a rocket-busting title. Instead, I'll let the following debut trailer for Ascend do all the convincing. (Ascend: New Gods, Xbox 360)

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Abash  +   876d ago
Hyping this game as a God of War killer wont end well
Patriots_Pride  +   876d ago
I dont think anyone is calling it a GOW killer but more of a game that draws inspiration from GOW and made for those who only own a 360.

This game is being made by a small studio who make XBLA games and rumors have it that it suppose to MS first stab at the free to play market.

I am really liking what I see and dont see much similarities between GOW and this apart from the Greek mythology and the name Gods - but you can tell that the developers are big fans of GOW.
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WetN00dle69  +   876d ago
EXACTLY!! People are starting to see and hear things. Who exactly said that this was or will be a God of War killer????
shoddy  +   876d ago
The graphic doesn't even come close to god of war.
ABizzel1  +   876d ago
Who even thought to compare this to God of War. The only thing they have in common from what I've seen is their titles.

This looks more like a mediocre action RPG. A poor man's Dark Souls or KofA:R. Seeing how it's developed by a small studio that's more understandable, but this is no God of War.
badz149  +   876d ago
it does come close...to the PSP's GoW games!
Army_of_Darkness  +   876d ago
360's god of war??!?! Really?! LMAO!
I don't see any resemblance.... Looks more like a typical action RPG.
NewMonday  +   876d ago
this is an Action/RPG like Kingdom of Amalur

is every game with a cinematic kill going to be called the next GOW?
xPhearR3dx  +   876d ago

You do realize this is an XBLA game, right? Of course it's not going to come close to GoW in graphics.

For those who think differently, here's the site for the game. Clearly says XBLA at the bottom.

EeJLP-  +   876d ago
Doesn't really look anything like God of War IMO. It remind me more of a mix between Darksiders and Demon's Souls, brought down a notch or two, and obviously limited by being an XBLA game instead of full retail.

I know Darksiders is similar to GoW, but my point in saying this looks more like that than GoW is the slightly more bulky character, a slower and shorter feeling of range to the attacks, and overall lesser quality level.
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turnerdc  +   876d ago
It doesn't sound like the article is hyping it as a God of War killer but instead saying that it offers a comparable experience. It also kind of reminds of Demon Souls and Dark Souls online. There's a silhouette of what I'm guessing is of another player. Also near the end of the video it seemed like another player "invaded" the current players world. All in all the game looks promising!
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black911  +   876d ago
Dantes Inferno?????
Patriots_Pride  +   876d ago
I am going to get alot of disagrees for this comment but I enjoyed Dantes Inferno more than I enjoyed God War.

Dantes Inferno was a very good and underrated game - cant wait for part 2 as the ending left you with a cliff hanger with the adam and eve thing.
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srcBFMVBMTH  +   876d ago

Loool. I'd rather watch this trailer over and over again than go through another play through of Dante's Inferno. Dante's Inferno was literally one of the biggest fails I've ever played!


Nothing really can top God of War in epic scale without trying too hard. Others that have tried just make it too over the top where it just seems SO cheesy it becomes boring.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   876d ago
Dante's inferno
Looks and plays better than this game.
VINNIEPAZ  +   876d ago
Patriots_Pride I'm glad u stated your feeling then let the Sony fanboys get to you.

I wouldn't say Dantes Inferno was better than any God of War game I played, but it was a damn awesome game in its own right. I really got pulled into the game and had a blast with it. Hope they make a 2nd game!

Hell, I might go replay it when I get a day off
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GameOn  +   876d ago
I am also eagerly awaiting Dantes 2. Hopefully it comes after deadspace 3
joab777  +   876d ago
U think its an accident its called Ascend new gods. It does look pretty cool but in reference to GoW I'll let the E3 demo for Ascension do the talking...enough said.
WeskerChildReborned  +   876d ago
Nothing can beat God of War.
WetN00dle69  +   876d ago
Not even God of War itself can beat God of War.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   876d ago
Exactly. Nothing can beat it not even Chuck Norris.
shoddy  +   876d ago
Don't fuk with Kratos even the mighty gods fear him.
egidem  +   876d ago
Correction - they have died by his hand.
WeskerChildReborned  +   876d ago
Even Chuck Norris fears him.
vortis  +   873d ago
Had to disagree about Chuck Norris...

Kratos once tried to kill a god but stopped and turned around when he realized he wasn't trying to kill a god, he was trying to kill Chuck Norris.
GusBricker  +   876d ago
God of War? It looks more like grown up torchlight with some aspects of demon/dark souls with invaders, etc.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   876d ago
Well its an exclusive, Journalist's and anylists looked passed this new Ip as well as Loco Cycle and Matter. The whole entire presser E3 were too busy rippin MS apart and looked passed other games they announced. Now that's a definition of "Shady Journalism"

Btw the game looks great.
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Hicken  +   876d ago
Yeah, try to spin it.

It was evident from the start that it was a GOW clone. We don't even know what the hell the Kinect games are about, aside from Wreckateer. Face it, the conference sucked.
joab777  +   876d ago
Yeah...its called Ascend: New Gods. It even uses the new GoW title and maybe the "new" is a reference to its attempt to replace kratos...lol. Not gonna happen. The new demo is damn good.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   876d ago
@Hicken This troll follows me around the comment posts on N4G for trying to force his opinion on me. You need a life baaad bro.
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EeJLP-  +   876d ago
Loco Cycle and Matter are also XBLA games and they showed zero gameplay.

What are journalists supposed to say about them? That there's some XBLA game about a futuristic looking motorcycle coming out next year? Since they showed nothing at all besides that motorcycle..

That there's going to be an XBLA Kinect game called Matter that we also know nothing about, but likely involves rolling a marble (orb) across a level? Possibly while dodging obstacles and being chased?

I think 0:33 here might be a tiny peak at what the actual gameplay might look like:
With the 'marble' rolling from right to left, before the cinematic cuts to being chased by the block.
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vega275  +   876d ago

seems like you want this to be a GoW clone so badly. i guess so you have an excuse to say sony isn't the only one's copying nintendo'S SSBM and mario kart when MS it copying GoW. nothing about this game is like GoW except for the last part of the trailer. so try harder

like you said we haven't seenwath these kinect games are. yet you've already dismissed them as bad games why? cause kinect is in the game? grow up

I find it funny that journalist and gamers scream about MS needing new IP's. yet they announce three and all you here is excuses as to why no one want to creadit MS for listening. so what they are XBLA games. does that make them any less of games. most of you people bitching and bashing about MS not announcing anything new are just whinny biotches
Hicken  +   876d ago
I don't care about "copies." PS All Stars is obviously influenced by SSB. Ascend is obviously influenced by GOW. As long as the game is good, though, who cares? Honestly, I was just glad- and surprised- to see a new core IP out of Microsoft; I really wasn't expecting anything from them.

Wreckateer looks like it could be fun, but I'd enjoy it a whole lot better if it WEREN'T Kinect. Or Move, or Wii, for that matter. But I can really see kids having fun with it.

LocoCycle and matter had ZERO gameplay; LC's trailer hardly even told you anything about what the game will be like. We know the bike's a female, and we know she's pretty good at what she does... whatever it is she does. That's it.

We can assume some things about matter from the trailer given, and EeJLP explains that below, so I'm not repeating it.

Four new IPs, three of them Kinect, none of them retail. Then there was Halo, Gears, and Forza. And multiplat stuff.

That's all the games there is. Not a lot to write about.
BXbomber  +   876d ago
lmaoo and they said sony copies everyone especially nintendo. look wat we have here MS and its god of war rip off, u see u xbox and nintendo trolls everyone copies everything so STFU,
DivineAssault  +   876d ago
Its a download game.. Looks cool but will never be GoW.. the two names shouldnt be used on the same page..
Hufandpuf  +   876d ago
I've always wanted to see Ninja Gaiden and God of War fight each other. Who'd win?
Chevalier  +   876d ago
Kratos would win, he kills gods, Ryu Hayabusa is just a man even if he is an awesome ninja.
Hufandpuf  +   876d ago
ah, but Ryu can disappear and has magic abilities. Also Ryu has a bow and arrow.

It's a tough one to call.
EeJLP-  +   876d ago
Kratos also has magic abilities and the Bow of Apollo. He can also blind you with the Head of Helios, which is basically the same as being invisible if the opponent is blind.

It's actually better, because not only can your opponent not see you.. they can't see anything. Can't see they're going, can't see your footsteps in the mudd/water, etc. So I'd say Opponent being blind > being invisible in a 1on1 battle.
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Chevalier  +   876d ago
Just the sheer amount of damage that Kratos can do though and he also has a long range bow and magic. Don't get me wrong I love Ninja Gaiden and Ryu is a kickass ninja, but, Krato's came back from hell and killed gods. I kind of doubt Ryu could come back from the kind of stuff Kratos went through.
StreetsofRage  +   876d ago
The guy from Azura's Wraith can kill both with just one finger.
vortis  +   873d ago
lol I know right? Asura was like the ultimate incarnation of the very definition of badass. Period.
InTheLab  +   876d ago
Was excited after the E3 trailer. This video has me unexcited. This is closer to Darksiders than GoW...
FarCryLover182  +   876d ago
Somehow, I don't think so. I'm all for new games on the 360, but this looked really generic.
TheDivine  +   876d ago
Doesnt even look like GOW and it doesnt seem to play like it either. Its more like a rpg/dungeon crawler with better action. I like this developer alot so im hoping this is really fun and has some strong strategy/rpg elements.

Was that red ghost another player like in Demons Souls? I sure as hell hope it was a summoned player or you seeing someone else play through the same level. It said that enemy invaded so this is def got some DS shit going on! Looks really good!!!
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felidae  +   876d ago
yeah, only with shitty graphics.

oh microsoft!
archemides518  +   876d ago
dude this game doesn't even look as good as that old conan game (which btw, was pretty good)
i3eyond the Circle  +   876d ago
Trailer was garbage. Shadow of the Collossus on Ps2 looked like a graphically better game.

So until they show more...I'll go by what I saw and it was horrid.
Captain Tuttle  +   876d ago
I could not care less. Same for God of War
J86blum  +   876d ago
Looks like a waterd down version of Demons Souls.
StreetsofRage  +   876d ago
Can you say....Bad Journalism????

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