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IGN-The first 30 minutes of God of War:Ascension SPOILERS

Come see how Kratos' bloody adventure begins. (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1103d ago
Well... the story sounds awesome

Kratos being hunted down for breaking his blood oath, and is slowly going insane
aCasualGamer  +   1102d ago
All i have to say is: GOD DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!

Santa Monica and Sony keep producing AAA titles til the end of PS3 cycle! DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN it feels good to know Sony still cater to us hardcore fans.

Beautiful dedication and passion for gaming!

You can say whatever you want but that, ladies and gentleman, deserves some mighty fine respect.
Dylila  +   1102d ago
this game is a technological marvel and through its realistic graphics, sound, animations, physics,lighting,and dialog between the characters its able to tell an amazing story that is more engrossing that enhances the experience. this would be a different experience if the characters and world were cell shaded or more cartoony with silent characters that are more robotic in movements with static objects.

to second guess the decision of getting a ps4 first day or at all would be silly if youre a gamer who appreciates quality video games.

getting this first day with all the ps first party games and ps4
aCasualGamer  +   1102d ago

Agreed, you're pretty much guaranteed great quality with PS4 just from all the first party studios alone. Sony is doing it right by betting on exclusive titles. Instead of all that timed exclusivity bull, Sony tries to let devs create new games.
DatNJDom81  +   1102d ago
aCasualGamer  +   1102d ago

There is no real spoiler in there, it's just an introduction to some parts of the first level. Amazing quality! Whether you watch or don't all you have to know is this is one of the most beautiful titles on the PS3.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1102d ago
I wanna keep the experience fresh when I play it.
Irishguy95  +   1102d ago
Cool cutscenes
GribbleGrunger  +   1102d ago
You know, it's comments like that that assure me you've never played a GOW game in your life.
StrongMan  +   1102d ago

Another moving level!!! ONLY possible on PS3.
xursz  +   1102d ago
I haven't watched, but to those who braved the possible spoiler-filled contents guilt-free, i ask:

Is it worth it?
MegaSackman  +   1102d ago
The feeling of end of everything that was in the intro of GOW3 can't be matched, this is truly spectacular and epic, but somehow expected, even though it looks beyond incredible this is PS4 level, you-we will be pleased my friend.
b_one  +   1102d ago
it feels like you know, jaw drops and it still is enough. watch it, there is some nice multiplayer reference...
PeZuS  +   1102d ago
And PS4 ;)
Lvl_up_gamer   1102d ago | Trolling | show
plaZeHD  +   1102d ago
Amazing Visuals, great game-play tweaks, and a very compelling story. Day one for me, even better, it includes The Last Of Us demo.
StifflerK  +   1102d ago
That looks excellent - can't wait to play this!!!
Walker  +   1102d ago
It looks like in the level of CGI quality for me ! the IQ is INSANE . cannot wait for retail version !
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Kinger8938  +   1102d ago
Oh my god that is amazing! I only watched up to just after the story intro though as i shant spoil a god of war opening sequence, but damn i am now extremely excited
RTheRebel  +   1102d ago
buying the red ps3 and collectors edition of gow
awwww yea
BigBoss1964  +   1102d ago
Santa Monica you've done it again
easternbalboa  +   1102d ago
i refuse to watch any videos or even read comments and articles on GOWA. i anticipate the fall of my preorder through the letterbox .by the gods do not take my soul before the release date
b_one  +   1102d ago
watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it.
Ezz2013  +   1102d ago
MegaSackman  +   1102d ago
There is a PlayStation 4 in my PlayStation 3.
ZodTheRipper  +   1102d ago
As epic as expected. God Of War is a series one can count on.
abzdine  +   1102d ago
no way i'll watch this. Generally the start is the best part of the game. The poseidon scene in GOW3 was so amazing!
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Lbong  +   1102d ago
Looks even better than GOW 3, didn't think it was possible. I'm a huge fan of GOW and this kicks it up a notch.
wenaldy  +   1102d ago
Well fuck that, im watching right now!!
g-nome  +   1102d ago
Beautiful , but GOW can sometimes feel like an endless marathon of button pushing. Not very deep..
Kinger8938  +   1102d ago
Some online stores will see a massive increase in preorders today!!
TheKayle  +   1102d ago
well gow 3 was a awesome game in his time....the graphics of this one...well r very similar to gow 3...and we talking bout a 3 years old game...
i watched all the video..and yeah seem cool..unless im feeling the graphics too old...right now...i start to hate 2d backgrounds...and when also theres something cool the moving planes/ground the boss lvl......there r very few objects on the screen (the rest is a gradient sky and a 2d background) maintein the two main characters (kratos and the boss) in all their beautyness....

sorry but pc graphics r destroying everything coming out LATE this gen on consoles i still hope for the last of us (also if im 90% sure is same lvl of uncharted graphic witha different plot) waiting next gen and i think u should point to that to

i think u have no idea of what u r talking about

and like @g-nome said..gameplay talking..ok we can talk for 4 hours about grapihics and stuff but really if u jump from minute 3 to 6 to 15 ecc ecc ...seem always at the same point....he trowing his chains.......they could improve something leaning stuff from naughty how they diversify the actions in the game..but is still a buttons marathon

ps. well but for a game going out when in 90 days next ps will be always something good better than nothing
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fabod86  +   1102d ago
Depsite GoW 3 is still a benchmark graphic wise and Ascension look even better.
Sir we know that you troll every Sony article so don't try to look unbiased. ;)
Funky Town_TX  +   1102d ago
It's his opinion, and I can't wait for this game. I use to think that GOW was just hack n slash until I played it. GOW 3 is one of my favs this gen.
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Baka-akaB  +   1102d ago
I dont think he got any credibility around here anyway . After all he's the same guy claiming no one cares on gaf and other gaming forums about the games , with multiple threads with thousands of posts running at the same time :p .

I guess now he is avoiding that angle and pretending he knows about tech and stuff
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Muerte2494  +   1102d ago
Why are you even...
mentioning PC on a ps3 exclusive anyway. You're comparing 2006 hardware to 2012-2013 hardware. Are you kidding me? I've owned every GOD of War since it's release on the ps2. I guess we should all skip on Last of Us or GTA5? PC is still treated like the red head stepchild. There are few, and I mean a very few, PC titles that warrant investing in a PC. Besides when all is said and done, the developers try to get it to consoles anyway (Metro2033, Crysis, Witcher 2). If that is what you choose to skip on it, then that's fine. But don't try to force your decision onto others "...i think you should to". Especially when your reasoning is because some cloud in the draw distance isn't volumetric.
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TheKayle  +   1102d ago
:D i love u guys :) talking seriously and most of u remember me long time ago...when i was defending games like Ultima or wing commander against everything! :D

but let me answer ..also coz is my last anwer :( freakin bubble sys :(

Gow 3 could be a benchmark graphic on console...also if i think that is just a devs choice ...also gow3 ...a game that i find marvellous ..i notice that devs dont push the enviroments in any way closer to other games out there...that look at first view less impressive. Compared to what games r today....he will come out not in a good way ..if u benchmark it....resolution/gfx/aa/textur ing talking.....Cmon probably SW1313 is already done and is just waiting the console come that the lvl of the gaming that we need and want today

@FunkyT Town_TX i played every gow...and i find them fantastics also coz u know i live in a city where we still got greek temples...and i love i love the way how devs dont try to hide..blood and violence in this games. my opinion dosnt regard anything if not the graphics....i like gow seris

@Baka-akaB When i said that thing i was meaning that most of ppl TODAY r more excited about new gen coming than ..gow ..or the last of us..coming.....and trust in me i dont need to avoid anything...i know about a fact coz i studied it and work with nothing of special and dont make me feel special...

Is just what i was saying...we can talk about how much we love this game....we can talk how much Kratos is a badaaaaaaaaaassss.....but still talking about graphics on this gen... when we have sk card that put out more than x15 times the power of the entire ps3 sound ridiculous to me. Probably somone donst play anthing else that isnt a console or i dont know and understand why ppl still get this excited about this graphics

ps. i know already that the story on console games r most of the time more deep and "beauty" but this dosnt mean better graphics

pss. i know that for most of u i can sound as a freaking hater of sony or worst a freaking ms fanboy...but wouldnt be so boriing if we here was all quite and things the same?....i thinl theres space for everyone opionion....if it come with some explanation

psss. u know what i dont like too? that fantastic devs like naughty dog or santa monica being the one that need to close the ps3 gen. Fuck i hope they r working on something else..meanwhile they was doing this "closing generation games"...coz i wanan see their games as soon as possible on the next gen console...and i dont wanna think at what could look The Last of Us in a next gen me is a burned FANTSTIC idea.... Hoping this didnt slow them....

sorry for my bad english as always
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Muerte2494  +   1102d ago
I went over the top a little bit. You don't seem like a bad guy. I'm ready for next gen too. But I'm not going to skip on some of these games that are being released late in ps3's life cycle. If you remember, God of War was release late in ps2's life cycle and it turned about to be a stellar IP.
Baka-akaB  +   1102d ago
".i know about a fact coz i studied it and work with it"

Any pros would be easily impressed with what they squeeze out of such outdated hardware . tricks or not

"When i said that thing i was meaning that most of ppl TODAY r more excited about new gen coming than ..gow ..or the last of us."

Except that's not at all what you said , you were quite specific in your old post . You were trolling hard and got schooled by the posters about it .

I agree with you that the hardware is definitvely outdated and we could see better , but the way you go about it is kinda how it looks , pure trollism . No reason to act so jaded and refuse to talk down quality when its there . Decent pc rigs could do what Gow pulls out better , but you wont see many games even attempting half of what it does on a design and tech level.
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fabod86  +   1097d ago
Quoting every single word.
To resume, troll at his finest. XD
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BigPappaPump  +   1102d ago
Is it me or did I just see the generic multiplayer character in the same scene with Kratos?
b_one  +   1102d ago
true, awesome thing. and he was beggin Zeus to take care of him.
nofallouthero  +   1102d ago
didnt zeus betray kratos in gow2, sure kratos was a dick first but still where were they then.
Baka-akaB  +   1102d ago
I think that the whole point is that they were all dicks of various degree and levels , Kratos included .

The most honest chars like Hercules , Perseus or Theseus were still morons blindly following orders from dicks , for glory or whatever reasons .
nix  +   1102d ago

*jaw drops*
majiebeast  +   1102d ago
Sunday/Monday IGN is gonna demo Last of us. So get HYPED for dat.
masa2009  +   1102d ago
Looks alright. The novelty just is not there anymore. Some of the animations during the boss fights are getting tired (although they did try to come up with a couple more original ones). At least it seems that they are trying to make the QTEs a bit more subtle, which can't hurt.
Close range combat also looks a bit more dynamic.
There are some moves like bashing an enemy against the wall or throwing them away, but it seems restricted to certain combat postures, and I still wish there were some more environmental interactions to liven up the action a bit, this weird disconnect between the characters and the backgrounds is a bit underwhelming in this day and age.
There's some of that artificial and scripted feel as well, with the antagonist popping up at regular intervals to taunt the hero from a distance.
The story intro feels a bit inconsequential, and I hope the plot won't be stretched as thin as in that other prequel Ghost of Sparta, where turning points were few and far between.

I also thought that there was going to be a bit more freedom in camera control in this one, but the movie doesn't show it.

The moving setting was pretty cool, it feels like what they said the titans of GoW3 would be (but weren't) with the game world being shaken up and turned upside down.
It remains to be seen how many such moments the game packs.
Overall it's very much on par with what one could expect, but the large scope still manages to make quite an impression.
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Toman85  +   1102d ago
God Of War series have always amazing graphics, even Ascension looks better than God Of War 3, how is that possible!
God Of War 3 raised the bar and still does, my jaw fall off my face every time I play God Of War 3!

My Collector's Edition is preordered many weeks before the hype began :D!
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black911  +   1102d ago
Wheres my beyond Two Souls!!!
TheFallenAngel  +   1102d ago
I want it now !!
cleverusername  +   1102d ago
Nah I'll wait till I buy it!!
A2X_  +   1102d ago
Not watching this. I know a 100% I'm buying this, why spoil 30min of gameplay? :-)
Plagasx  +   1102d ago
Was it better than Poseidon opening?
Campy da Camper  +   1102d ago
Gambit07  +   1102d ago
Must... not... watch...
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