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Submitted by Gekko 848d ago | opinion piece

I’ve Never Played God of War

Peter Chapman:

I've never played God of War. It’s one of PlayStation’s most iconic brands, featuring one of its most recognisable and potentially interesting protagonists and it has spawned multiple sequels across numerous platforms. It leaves a gaping hole in my gaming history.

I have dabbled with the series at various times. I vaguely remember trying God of War II on the PS2 many years ago. I played bits and pieces of one or both of the PSP games (I can’t recall), Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, on the PSP but no more than an hour or two. I played the first few levels of God of War III shortly after it came out and quickly lost interest. I bought the first HD collection in the US before it was released in the UK and never took it out of its cellophane before giving it away. (God of War, PS3)

NukaCola  +   848d ago
I came to GOW a little later and oh boy was I so pleased to play both I and II just a few months before III. Such an epic saga.
NewMonday  +   848d ago
was never interested in GOW1, was thinking (DMC rip-off with a big whit painted balled guy with no pants.. not cool)

but when I hit a barren spell with no other interesting games to play i got it to see what the fuss was about, and just after a few moments i'm trying to get out of the jaws of the sea monster, the game was packed full of moments like this, that turned me into a believer.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   848d ago
I played 2 back on the PS2 then got a PS3 but didn't really pick up GOW3 but i did recently and it made me wanna buy GOW 1 and 2 which i did as well and all are amazing.
StanLee  +   848d ago
Love God of War. God of War 2 was the highlight of everything the PS2 was capable of. The franchise is the greatest action adventure franchise I've played and I had just love the Prince of Persia and DMC games up to God of War. Just love it!
yaz288  +   848d ago
GOW2 is one of the best games I ever played!
NewMonday  +   848d ago
that is perfectly normal, nobody can like every genre equally, a game can be great for what it is but still not be liked by many.

only 1 out of 7 buy Halo for the 360, and only 1 out of 10 buy Uncharted, games supposed to be iconic exclusives.

me for example:

Halo yes , GoW no
Uncharted yes, GT no
Zelda yes, Mario no
OllieBoy  +   848d ago
I became a God of War fanboy the first time I saw in-game footage of it. Seeing Kratos ripping an enemy in half was the coolest thing I've ever seen.
Ben_Grimm  +   848d ago
Loved GoW 1 and 2 but was really dissapointed with 3. I just felt the story took a serious nose dive compared to 1 and 2.

Part 2 for me was the best in the series.
Nicaragua  +   848d ago
I totally agree, the story in 3 was weak and Kratos character U-turn at the end was done really badly.
MariaHelFutura  +   848d ago
The story in 3 was that he's was on a killing spree of the Gods and that he did. IMO. It is one of the most EPIC feeling games ever created and I mean that literally, not using slang. Through the theme and sound design not many games have accomplished that aswell as GOW3 did.
Lovable  +   848d ago
Meh not interested in gameplay, but love to see the violence and scale of the game. It's too epic
ApolloTheBoss  +   848d ago
Me neither. I just got a PS3 and I'll be buying the god of war saga soon enough, as well as the bunch of exclusives I have yet to play. Can't wait either!
Hanso  +   848d ago
you are in for a treat :)
ginsunuva  +   848d ago
That GoW saga is probably the best deal in gaming. Better than the Orange Box.
I mean, GoW + GoW2 + GoW:CoO + GoW:GoS + GoW3, all for 40 bucks is INSANE.
Sersnake  +   848d ago
I bought it for $15 on Black Friday, THAT'S a good deal :) Had played all the games before but I didn't own them so I was really happy to get them. Can't say it's my favorite series but it's pretty amazing and everyone should play them.
ApolloTheBoss  +   848d ago
No. GOW Saga for 15 bucks at Wallmart and Amazon last Black Friday. THAT WAS INSANE. Can't believe i missed that one.
KangarooSam  +   848d ago
I just got my first PS3 via the Black Friday Bundle. I beat Uncharted, it was great. Been dabbling in Quantum Conundrum, good puzzler. Started inFamous last night, HOLY $#!^, go play it right now. SO good!
ApolloTheBoss  +   848d ago
Yeah I rented Infamous a few weeks ago via gamefly. Its incredible I can't believe missed out on so much this gen.
BlaqMagiq24  +   848d ago
May I add some suggestions for PS3 exclusives?

Uncharted 1-3
Ratchet & Clank Future games
Infamous 1+2
Metal Gear Solid 4
Starhawk
Journey
Any HD Collections if you didn't play them on PS2

Just throwing some ideas your way.
Godmars290  +   848d ago
Sorry, I'm just feeling a waste of a read from the title alone. Can't be the only one.

I mean either you've talked crap about a game you've never played, you've finally tried the series like it and are now jumping on the bandwagon, tried it and hated it, or you even are continuing to ignore and feel the need to write an article about ignoring it because your editor is on your ass for an article.

In absolutely any case - who frigging cares?!
MehmetAlperTR  +   848d ago
you've never played God Of War ! It's your loss, what can i do ?
Fakdafakinfakerz  +   848d ago
It's never too late.
spicelicka  +   848d ago
lol why the hell is he wasting time writing about it then, could be spending that time playing the damn game.
wishingW3L  +   848d ago
At first I didn't like the series because I always been pretty much a weaboo so Ninja Gaiden and DMC were my default action games to play until 1 day a friend forced me to play the first God of War game. I didn't like it at first because of my prejudice and the button mashing gameplay but after a while I was hooked with the game and became a fan of the series because GOW is more than just a simple action game like NG or DMC.
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Sketchy_Galore  +   848d ago
Damn, for someone who's never played God of war he's sure played a lot of God of war.
Ares90  +   848d ago
So I can become a game journalist by writing about games I've never played?
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ChocolateGiddyUp  +   848d ago
I've never eaten a pear.

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Detoxx  +   848d ago
I've never played Uncharted. (And yes, I play on PS3)
Kingthrash360  +   848d ago
Smh..... I feel bad for you...* pours out a lil liquor
Detoxx  +   847d ago
I've seen others play it, and its a good game. But I'm the RPG or Multiplayer type, thats why I dont play Uncharted
Kingthrash360  +   847d ago
No judgment here I just feel for ya....
SOULJER  +   848d ago
OK. This is what I got from the article. He said quote "He dabbled with the series" That is up there with. He dated girls before. Name a few games in the genre. Look like you know what your talking about. He does'nt get the gameplay. Serious. What kratos doing to those girls. The writer sounds like he would feel better if kratos, was doing something to him. Why he so violent. LOL to easy. At the end he writes can someone tell him what he's missing. WOW
black911  +   847d ago
I never played Final Fantasy or Zelda before.
Captain Tuttle  +   847d ago
Same here. Or GoW. Don't really have the desire to either.
Kingthrash360  +   847d ago
What are you 11?
black911  +   846d ago
More than double that. I tried both. Just wasnt my type of games.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   847d ago
Why not? It is one of the best game on PlayStation 3.

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