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Submitted by MattyF 695d ago | news

‘God of War: Ascension’ Game Length Revealed

In March 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment along with Sony Santa Monica will release one of the PlayStation 3’s most anticipated upcoming titles with “God of War: Ascension”. While the wait ahead may be lengthy, new information concerning the game’s single-player was shared on Friday evening during the “God of War: Ascension” PAX Prime Panel. (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

Update Update: Todd Papy clarifies comments made during the panel:

"Ahhh, I remember the 14 hr quote right now. I just meant playing the game in general (SP/MP). Not that the single player is 14 hrs long."

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14 hours WOW!!! I hope that's true.
Abash  +   695d ago
The online is going to even add more replayability to it
BattleAxe  +   695d ago
@ KingOptimus

Looks like a couple of 360 fans hope its not true. Oh well, at least they'll get their five hours worth of Halo once again this holiday season.

@ Disagrees,

My bad you guys, I meant 4 hours.
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Awesome_Gamer  +   694d ago
Wow, that's really good for a hack&slash game, can't wait.
Kingdom Come  +   694d ago
@ BattleAxe, whilst I agree that the Agree/Disagree system on this site can get monotonous at times, I believe then when people comment in the way you have just exampled, the commentator can be just as immature and biased.

Why introduce Xbox fans or the Halo franchise when neither are of any relevance to the discussion. Look at the comments you criticised disagreers on:

"The online is going to add more replay ability to it", people could rightfully disagree with this comment, perhaps not particularly enjoying the multiplayer they have as of yet seen, also even if they are "Halo Fanboys" as you see them, wouldn't they have the right to disagree due to their favoured franchise having an already popular and critically acclaimed multiplayer component?
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PLASTICA-MAN  +   694d ago
HEY PEOPLE LISTEN:

Not the SP ALONE IS 14 HOURS LONG!
SP+MP together are 14 hours long!

https://twitter.com/ToddPap...
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Mainsqueeze  +   694d ago
14 hours with the combination of both sp and mp is a little disappointing to me, dang.
MaxXAttaxX  +   694d ago
Why is everyone so obsessed with the length of a game lately?
It'll be just as long as the other GOW games. Length hasn't stopped other games from being great.

This "the more open and longer the better" attitude needs to stop.
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HeavenlySnipes  +   695d ago
They didnt specify difficulty or whether this includes complete exploration or just a run through. Still, 14 hours +/- a few hours is a great number for this gen let alone a GOW game. Can't wait for the beta
guitarded77  +   695d ago
It's probably true, but someone will speed run through the game and write some story about how the game's too short and how they beat it in x number of hours. It's pretty much inevitable.
DigitalAnalog  +   694d ago
14 hours?
Didn't they say the game length was as long as GOW1? That's about twice the length.
specialguest  +   694d ago
14 hours of gameplay usually means an additional 5 hours for me when I play it, making it a realistic 19 hours. I usually end up dying and replaying different areas, stages, and boss fights many times.
mafiahajeri  +   695d ago
Sounds great the demo I played was really good can't wait.
Sevir  +   695d ago
Sounds like we get a game with great value, a lengthy campaign and a pretty great multiplayer component. Plus all the challenge modes and such. So much for people saying we'll have a shorter game because of "Tacked on Multiplayer mode"
torchic  +   695d ago
and most probably the best graphics on console ;) (until The Last of Us drops, of course)
Omar91  +   695d ago
Awesome! I would like to see more single player though. Kratos ripping someones spine off like if it was no big deal : D
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francknara6  +   695d ago
I've watched the panel and haven't heard that...
DaPrintz  +   694d ago
Yeah Pappy said during the panel that if they've done their jobs right, the player would play for 14 hours straight. He doesn't really ever come out and say its 14 hours long. I hope so though.
KwietStorm  +   695d ago
Games usually don't tend to be the length the producers mention before release, but I expected to hear 10 hours. This is a pleasant surprise.
neoMAXMLC  +   695d ago
It'll be 3 years since the release of GoW3. This game will definitely be very lengthy since the team already had all the tools and an amazing engine all set up.
EmperorDalek  +   695d ago
They said 15 hours for GoW3, then one of the devs said "NO! it's 8", which was correct.
telekeneticmantis  +   695d ago
14 would be great
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IHateYouFanboys  +   695d ago
One GOW3 dev said that no play tester could finish 3 in under 20 hours. The majority of players finished it in under 10 when it released. Take this with a grain of salt.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   695d ago
Link?
ginsunuva  +   695d ago
Who said that?
NotSoSilentBob  +   694d ago
Making things up again Fanboy? You really need to stop trolling.
snowman2149  +   695d ago
God of war 3 was substantially shorter than 1 and 2, I was slightly disappointed by that. Hope this game is at least as long as the first God of war..
nevin1  +   695d ago
Im with snowman2149. GOW3 should of been saved for another time as I thought the game was too short. I liked GOW 3 pacing because it didnt have that many usless puzzles like GOW1/2 had. So maybe thats why 3 was shorter.

I'm also with Ihateyoufanboys. I cant believe people still believe what developers/publishers say.
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Gwyn-Lord-Of-Cinder  +   695d ago
14 hours not to shabby pluss multiplayer pretty good deal.
RememberThe357  +   695d ago
Yeah lets take this with a grain of salt. We'll see what it really is when it comes out. Either way I'm looking forward to it, Santa Monica hasn't gone wrong yet and I don't expect them to go wrong any time soon.
StreetsofRage  +   695d ago
I'm probably going to put a good 20 hours or more into it. I take my sweet ass time with these type of games.
NoWayOut  +   694d ago
Me too. I know I played over 30 hrs for GOW3 on my 1st play through on hard mode.
black911  +   695d ago
I'm buying this and Beyond Two Souls Day One.
Winckle  +   694d ago
I'm skeptical about this. I remember seeing on the PS Blog an interview of Todd Pappy where he said that the game was a little shorter than God of War 3 (at least, the script). And we've never seen a GoW game go past the 10 hour mark.
SolidDuck  +   694d ago
Well since this game will get at least two playthroughs from me, normal, and then hard and going for trophies. Plus the multiplayer. Ill get plenty of play out of it. Can't wait.
Quagland  +   694d ago
Not so long ago they said it would be shorter than III
http://www.videogamer.com/p...

Now it's essentially doubled in length just a few months later? Eh, cool I guess.
imt558  +   694d ago
This is fucking surprise. Well, GOW III isn't short game. I played GOW III on Chaos. My finish time was almost 14 hours. But GOW : Ascension on Chaos... Hm... 18 hours.:)
DivineAssault  +   694d ago
games seem to be getting shorter & more expensive.. Ima buy it to complete my collection but damn.. Action games like this should be over 20 hours on home consoles.. Handheld action games are longer n cheaper.. The elephant ppl look cool & i cant wait to finish all these new enemies off
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