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Tech Analysis: God of War: Ascension demo

Digital Foundry take a look at the God of War: Ascension single player demo to see how improved--if at all--it is from the previous entry in the series. (God of War: Ascension, PS3, Sony Santa Monica)

Walker  +   1107d ago
This game is gonna be awesome !
Dwalls1171  +   1107d ago
I kinda dont like how they changed kratos body structure....I mean In God of war 3 his face was alil different and his body was much more built....
I mean ofcourse im gonna buy it day one ....but I hope tod pappy's changes done mess up the experience
srankin16  +   1107d ago
His appearance is supposed to be different as it represents a younger Kratos. Pretty sure the PSP prequels sported a younger, leaner Kratos as well.

I just hope the singleplayer isn't hampered by the addition of multiplayer.
IAmLee  +   1107d ago
'Before he was a god, he was a man..'

that's the caption for the game... clues kinda in there..
knowyourstuff  +   1106d ago
lol yeah... I take it you look the same as you did 10 years ago? oh wait...

Kratos looks the same, maybe not as roided out as he was in GOW3, but really who cares.
The_Infected  +   1107d ago | Well said
Man it sounds like they did some good stuff with GoW Ascension! I'm getting a PS3 for this and The Last of Us! Can't wait:)
Funky_Homosapien   1106d ago | Personal attack | show
The_Infected  +   1106d ago
^ the real idiot.

Being revealed in a few months is different than "coming out." They will come out on the holidays most likely and may not even be revealed until E3. No one knows anything besides rumors right now.
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ajax17  +   1106d ago
@ Funky
We don't even know if the PS4 will be backwards compatable! Come on, use your head.
insomnium2  +   1106d ago
Facepalm @ funky
showtimefolks  +   1106d ago
If MP is good than its a added bonus but I buy GOW games for single player. This is pre ordered already collectors edition

Can't wait. This gets me so excited to see what Santa Monica can achieve on PS4. Also I hope Sony is paying attention to Santa Monica and buy the darksiders Ip oak g with its developer. Put them under Santa Monica banner and watch them blossome
Gamer1982  +   1106d ago
Dont know why these games are so popular in the US they are just a hack and slash game with platforming elements but hey, whatever helps sell consoles I guess. I love hack and slash games usually as I bought every Dynasty Warriors game released (i'm not comparing the games just type) and really couldn't get into any of these games..
Tiqila  +   1106d ago
god of war is visually stunning, brutal and has a great story, thats why it is so popular, not only in the US.
Irishguy95  +   1106d ago
It's a Sony exclusive, and Sony fans seem to love Movie games.

The gameplay is bottom tier for a hack/slash/Action game. Almost every other Action game ahs the combat system done better. But God of war gets all the praise because it has Cinematic scene's in it. Well...what can I say, I prefer more game in my video games
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Ezz2013  +   1107d ago
nothing (and i mean in my life) made me almost pee in my pants like this
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Liquid_Ocelot  +   1107d ago
That's one ugly mf'er, damn.
It's huge too [that's what she said]
blackbeld  +   1107d ago
That looks great man!

GOW always being a game that I enjoyed after a pissed day. It makes me feel better after I beat some big monsters and giving them fatality's and my day is good again.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   1107d ago
Don't even bother with this demo, or even the bdemo that wil be released on PSN. The final full game will look miles and kilometers better. The same case happened to GOW3 and its demo and DIgitalFOundry discussed it.
HammadTheBeast  +   1107d ago
Something tells me his left jaw will be feeling sore soon.
Kevin ButIer  +   1107d ago
@ezz2013 this gif is from psp prequels?
Ezz2013  +   1107d ago
hmmm what ?! this is from GOWA
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Kevin ButIer  +   1106d ago
wo thx, totally missed that teaser
Sarcasm  +   1106d ago
Imagine what they will do with a new console. I mean really, they are pushing every ounce of the PS3 when I didn't think it was possible.
Hudahudahuda  +   1106d ago
That thing would be brick crapping scary if it wasn't for the fact that you are controlling kratos.
BanBrother  +   1107d ago
Damn, can't wait for the full run-down of this game. I am mostly looking forward to the comparisons between GOW 3 technically speaking. Mainly, I want to see the lighting and animations between the two.
DigitalRaptor  +   1107d ago
God of War III was one of the most technically impressive console games of the past few years and the fact that Ascension is pushing a step further is quite the feat. The art style and animations just appear to be a whole lot smoother and the colour palette increased, and it looks just phenomenal.

Can't wait to see Digital Foundry's analysis on the final build, but more importantly can't wait to play the game!
MikeMyers  +   1107d ago
You're right, it is impressive for a console game but I would still like to see games be higher than 1280x720 and not dip to 26fps. However even with new consoles coming I am sure games will still dip below 30fps because many publishers will still favor graphics over performance.
Lior  +   1107d ago
I can tell you my pc can run 2560 x 1440 on Battlefield 3 with my GTX 690 on 40fps
mandf  +   1107d ago
It would be a mistake for Sony or MS not to shoot for a standard 60fps and 1080p. I do feel a game at 720p at 60 fps could make for one beautiful game. GOW3 sections are the most beautiful artwork in motion I have ever seen. Some of the textures on parts of the game are still unmatched on console even to a point pc. Digital Foundary even said "Kratos character design was unmatched even to pc standards." That was in God of War 4 tech analysis.
mandf  +   1107d ago
I meant GOW3 not 4.
Sarcasm  +   1106d ago
It is impressive on not just a console, but a 6-7 year old console. PC's are so far ahead in terms of hardware power its not a fair comparison.

But this goes back to a point where developers get more creative and efficient when they work on limited hardware capabilities.

Hopefully by next-gen the rumors end up being true about the next PS and Xbox having PC-based hardware. That means developers can finally make stuff to keep up with PC hardware.

I've recently been doing the downscaling technique and my god, my PC games just look that much better. Currently playing Devil may cry at 3600x2025 downscaled to 1080p and not a single jaggie in sight! And the textures are so clear it cuts my eyeballs.
miyamoto  +   1106d ago
I guess things will never change.

The haters always call on the PC when they loose in the graphics department and call on the Wii when they loose in the sales argument.

Why can't these haters be man enough to face the truth.

I know PS3 games are made with the help of PCs, Sony Santa Monica developers even use 360 controllers for testing, and Wii/DSi games are made for younger kids and they compare sales of God of War to Pokemon.
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Lior  +   1107d ago
This game is going to be great and I am a pc gamer. getting my old ps3 out the closet when the demo hits
Divine  +   1107d ago
i freaking love this game ever since the first GOW. I have the demo and i love it some how they actually did manage to make it better than GOW3 The gameplay is way better than GOW3 i just cant wait for it. I "will" have this at launch
cpayne93  +   1107d ago
Just played GOW3 for the first time and man, that game was incredible. I have never played a game with that kind of scale, and the graphics at times were almost cgi level. I liked some of the additions to the gameplay also.
jp_footy2  +   1107d ago
I'm waiting to play it upscaled to 4K on the PS4.
jp_footy2  +   1107d ago
To the disagrees - it was a joke. ;)
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1106d ago
well you should know that most people on the internet have no sens of humor.
cpayne93  +   1106d ago
Well it wasn't all that funny...
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1106d ago
Yes sir, I still think the first boss battle against Poseidon is the most impressive visually, it looks so amazing.
nevin1  +   1107d ago
Im with BanBrother.

Cant wait to see the tech battle between GOW 3 and GOW A.
acmegamer  +   1107d ago
Why do PC gamers insist on announcing their vital statistics to the world? It doesn't add inches to your manhoods!!
cleverusername  +   1107d ago
specialguest  +   1107d ago
Yes it does!
Now I'm officially 2 inches!
GribbleGrunger  +   1106d ago
When consoles get the better games, the most exclusives and bigger sales, what else CAN a PC gamer fall back on? My friend must have spent upwards of £10,000 on his PC over the years but he still prefers gaming on his £250 PS3.
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MikeMyers  +   1106d ago
Better hardware? More selection of games to choose from? More versatility? Better pricing on software? Mods and dedicated servers? Access to more apps and distributors?

There are lots of things a PC can provide for gamers. Go play a game like Far Cry 3 on a decent rig and then tell me how the consoles have the better games when the library of consoles are made up largely of games also available on the PC. Do consoles have exclusive titles like Starcraft or World of Warcraft, and if they did have those games which platform would do those games better justice? Of course consoles also have their own advantages but why must everyone have to prefer one over the other?

I don't understand why console gamers can't support PC gaming and vice-versa. I guess I could also question why fans of certain companies like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft don't seem to all get along either. My guess is some people feel special belonging to a certain club and want to segregate themselves from other gamers.
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kratos_TheGoat  +   1107d ago
The More I fight the better the game gets. March 12 here I come North America, Worldwide and International. King of Hack n Slash
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j-blaze  +   1107d ago
oh don't you know? king of hack n slash is in the making by PG, a Japanese game called Bayonetta 2! Ascension looks good tho
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BigBoss1964  +   1106d ago
Well that's a matter of opinion what is a fact though is that God of War III is the highest rated, best selling hack n slash this generation
kratos_TheGoat  +   1106d ago
j-blade when bayonetta win game of the year like all the god of war series has been then we talk
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1106d ago
i actually agree, bayonetta had more gameplay depth, and tougher bosses/enemies than any god of war, the only thing that god of war has over it is story, but there both really good games.
Skips  +   1106d ago

God Of War III on Chaos is harder than Bayonetta on Climax. lol

"the only thing that god of war has over it is story"

No -_-
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1106d ago
@sonic200, maybe to you it was easier but i have all of the games and i can hardly get a hit in on bayonetta on climax, on god of war games i can get pretty far on the hardest difficulty, besides its not like i said god of war sucked i said they were both great games, theres no need for this -_-
GezForce  +   1106d ago
Kratos rapes Bayonetta in every department :)
Minato-Namikaze  +   1106d ago
@knuckles. My girlfriend beat bayonetta on climax.......
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Firefwy  +   1107d ago
Another day-one buy. Good thing I'm single.
vlonjati77  +   1107d ago
Firefwy-even if you werent single,you still could get your gf or wife into vgames like I did :) I play ps3,7 she plays besides me her hardcore game Angry Birds Muahahaa.
lovegames718  +   1106d ago
res. j blaze......

lol i knw you made everyone laugh with tht bs lol Bayonetta cant even be GOW urinal let alone be compared to it. There are few games in GOWs league and alright Bayonneta isnt one of them. Another case of a butthurt wiiu owner hyping up mediocrity bcus Sony has the best killa exclusives to beat.
Ezz2013  +   1106d ago
i agree with you
and i don't like Bayonetta at all and i don't know why
the gameplay is good and i love P*games (i'm getting MGS:R day 1)
but i hate this game
chukamachine  +   1106d ago

There are settings in BF3 that are basically useless, ultra is not worth having on.

I run the game 1920x1080 on my ati 6870 most max, but some are just not worth the drop in fps. 60fps is a must for BF3 imo.

Stunning game regardless.
landog  +   1106d ago
this and last of us will finally give me something to dust of the ps3 for, cannot wait, been playing pc exclusively since uncharted 3 and gears 3, nothing really spoke to me, though i will be grabbing disgaea 4 very soon for my ps3 as well and sinking untold hours into it.
fourOeightshark  +   1106d ago
This will be my 6th GOW plat! I love these games!
Riderz1337  +   1106d ago
How can this game get any better? How about gold plated armor in the multiplayer? Yeah, it's happening!

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AlphaJunk  +   1106d ago
Next-Gen?? This is Next-Gen in every way for sure!
Ck1x  +   1106d ago
That might be pushing it seeing as games like Watchdogs and Star Wars 1313 set that bar extremely high... The game looks good but most of all it should play great!
AlphaJunk  +   1104d ago
;) I meant to push it - it was mostly tongue in cheek; 6 year old technology that struggles to keep above 30 fps @720p isn't producing next-gen visuals no matter how many tricks are used. It does look very good, however.
strigoi814  +   1106d ago
i pre ordered the CE..was there anything good with it??
DarthBigE  +   1106d ago
Yes can't wait...I've been hooked on GOW ever since i got that demo in PSM. =]
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Emme  +   1106d ago
44 million dollars for the development of GoW 3 ??? Holy maccaroni !
deadlydragon121  +   1106d ago
This game looks absolutely stunning, I'm sure it plays well too going by the previous games in the series!
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