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God Of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta Impressions [Capsule Computers]

Zac Elawar from Capsule Computers wrote:

Multiplayer in a God of War game…some people just can’t grasp how that works. Some think it can’t be anything but a tacked on mode that they will undoubtedly overlook in favour of the tried-and-true single-player campaign. Well, we recently received an invite to the closed God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta and have some impressions that will hopefully alleviate those fears. We delayed this posting so that we could get some hands-on time with the third match-type featured – Capture the Flag, which was only added two days ago. (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

LinkageAX   753d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(7)
militissanctus  +   753d ago
Interesting. I didn't expect this game to be very good.
futurefrog  +   753d ago
never liked god of war always found it boring
stonecold3  +   753d ago
if your bored why are you doing this article then?
BX81  +   753d ago
Hmm
Yeah I agree. I tried almost every gow game and just thought it was lame as hell hack and slashing over and over again, with an occasional mini sex game thrown in. I then tried GOW3 on the PS3 and it is easily in my top 10 games of all time. I will always recommend that game to anyone who has a PS3!
th3n00bg4m3r  +   753d ago
Boring? It is a very fast-paced and violent game, how can it be boring?
GribbleGrunger  +   753d ago
You wait hours for a troll and three come all at once
ZacE  +   753d ago
Haha, man God of War gets no love?!
HammadTheBeast  +   752d ago
Yeah, and they're not even high quality ones. You're hoping for the ones that you call up, hand a couple hundred, then get for the night, yet what you get is the fat girl in leather on the street corner.
kingjoker34  +   752d ago
I dont find how they are trolling, they are simply stating their opinion. They are not saying it is what YOU think, but what they think. All they said was that they didnt like one franchise so they are automatically trolls now? that makes no sense -.-
masterabbott  +   753d ago
i like god of war but lets hope the multiplayer is actually fun to play. from reading this hands on it looks like santa monica studios has done some hard work on making it playable and enjoyable and its not just another tacked on addition to the game.
r21  +   753d ago
It certainly is something. They're bringing multiplayer to a hack and slash. The only other game I know that has done that was NG3 and it's MP as i heard was horrible. GoW: A seems to have made it work. Props to SSM :D
Knushwood Butt  +   753d ago
I seem to remember people had the same fears for Uncharted when UC2 got multiplayer.
BX81  +   753d ago
Hmm
Yeah but those fears were answered with Uncharted 3's multiplayer. lol.
IAmLee  +   753d ago
They 'apperently' tried to make it similar to 'Power Stone', Which if that's the case, is fucking awesome.
Kane22  +   753d ago
All i care about is the single player. something they haven't talked about at all really. 2 months before release and there spending most of there time talking about online.
MYSTERIO360  +   753d ago
I think its because the multiplayer is very important to them, not many games of this type have a multiplayer so it has to work.If this mode does not work they know a lot of gamers may abandon the title for something else.

The single player is a tried and tested experience already it seems polished and your run of the mill GOW game so that wont pose any worries for them i can imagine.
rustyspoon80  +   753d ago
I love GOW but after playing the beta of Ascension's multiplayer it definitely feels tacked on. I playing it about 3 times and then moved on. Unless the actual game come with some interesting modes other than 'death match' and 'team deathmatch', I cant see myself playing the mp side.
It needs some interesting team based puzzle modes.
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rustyspoon80  +   753d ago
I love GOW but after playing the beta of Ascension's multiplayer it definitely feels tacked on. I playing it about 3 times and then moved on. Unless the actual game come with some interesting modes other than 'death match' and 'team deathmatch', I cant see myself playing the mp side.
It needs some interesting team based puzzle modes.
asmith2306  +   753d ago
Interesting. I love God of War as well and nothing I have seen yet from the multiplayer entices me. Much like the recently announced Tomb Raider multiplayer, any multiplayer in a game that doesn't feature the main character(s) is strange to me. Even if it is decent, that tacked on vibe won't go away. I'm really hoping the single player is awesome but I don't know how it will top the third in scale. My jaw still hits the floor every time I play the opening sequence of God of War 3.
ZacE  +   753d ago
Some people just aren't interested in its Multiplayer, which I can understand. I usually am not, but Ascension's appeals to me. All the brutality of the series plus secondary objectives, a good amount of customization that actually matters. It's not tacked on, it's thought out. They shouldn't be lambasted for trying to freshen up the series, they should be applauded. Now, if their attention was pulled from single-player in favor of this, then I can see how people would be mad/have a problem with its inclusion. But up to this point, we haven't seen anything to make us think that. Single-player coverage is coming. Don't fret.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   753d ago
I know right. I love the multiplayer. I have been waiting for an online brawler all generation and we finally got one. It just happens its my favorite hack n slash series. lol
KwietStorm  +   753d ago
Take your logic and optimism off of the internets. Who do you think you are?
slapsta72  +   753d ago
off topic i know, but does anyone know if the sp demo is going to be released on the PS store? I'm not gonna buy that lame total recall remake.
Ezz2013  +   753d ago
i did buy that movie to get my hand on the demo
the demo was soo damn awesome
taijutsu363  +   753d ago
I played the beta I found it fun! Get to choose which of the 4 or 5 GODS you want to serve under Hades or Zeus in Beta only; actual game Poseidon+Athena! Capture of the Flag mode they updated recently though is NOT needed and not for this game!
Skate-AK  +   753d ago
You can also choose Hades. Not in the Beta though.
MYSTERIO360  +   753d ago
Hope they add a horde type mode to the multiplayer that would be great.
Skate-AK  +   753d ago
That would be cool. Even if its DLC for the people that want it.
MYSTERIO360  +   753d ago
Wouldn't it just. id definitely get it even if it came as DLC
ALLWRONG  +   753d ago
Looks kinda fun

Well it does
waltyftm  +   753d ago
The Multiplayer is awesome, best i have played for a long time,
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sdplisken  +   752d ago
gow is a single player franchise, it should stay that way

single player is dying these days sadly and its mostly all i play
coaidant  +   752d ago
Isn't the whole GoW series finished or did i miss something?
CrimsonSquall  +   751d ago
Ya mate, this is a 3rd prequel
nvm1987  +   747d ago
ive been playing guardians of middle earth and also this beta. i reckon gow multiplayer could work with a moba based mode. you have the different classes, troops etc. throw in sum towers and lanes and bam!
nvm1987  +   747d ago
...also a horde mode wih co op would be pretty fun

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