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The Battle Fatigue of God of War: Ascension | 1UP

1UP: "Impeccable presentation can't shake the overwhelming feeling of familiarity."

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Walker1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

This game is going to be highest rated hack and slash game in this year and probably this generation. strong goty contender for sure . can't wait for another sony santa monica success !

Dwalls11711208d ago

Im sorry but I completely disagree with the author. If they can make one hundred and sixty three mario games , six halo games , and going on four gears game dont tell me now all of a sudden ...

Ohhh this is too familiar -_-

Donnieboi1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

How does oversaturation of another franchise justify it happening with this one? You don't make any sense. 2 wrongs don't make it right.

Anyway: I don't see anything wrong with releasing a new GOW, but it has to change up the formula too sometimes. Oh well, at least the multiplayer was awesome. But lets hope that the campaign adds something fresh.

AznGaara1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Don't forget 6 Call of Duty games and 5 Assassins Creed games all within this generation. All of which rarely changes the formula. Atleast this is the second GoW game on the Ps3 and they are changing the combat a LITTLE. Sure it's not a whole new genre but does it need to be?

Megaton1208d ago

Agreed. GoW is as stale as all of those franchises.

pain777pas1208d ago

1up is irrelevant this is all they can resort to. I don't even think that their editors are paid anymore. They are a shell of what they were. Garnett, Shane, Davidson and J Milkman were the reason the site was worth coming to and the fighting game awesome guy(forgot his name works for Capcom. Parish should retire or just youtube it. This is what they resort to for hits. When David who is now where he wanted to be at 343 he reduced the site to so pro MS and anti-Japanese save for J Parish that the site fell from the amazing dialogue about games and discussion in Podcast and the 1up phenomenal show. Sutner was just like David only for Sony and guess what he works for Sony. The stars have left and only one remains in Jeremy Parish and it is time to move on or go to Gamespot at least. 1up is DEAD. Rip to once upon a time was such a go to spot for excellent discussion even debate on gaming.

MmaFan-Qc1208d ago

1UP stopped to be revelant a long time ago(probably when they cancelled the 1UpShow)

their final article should be named:
"1UP and their shitty articles fatigue"

miyamoto1208d ago

If it ain't broke don't fix it, 1Up I mean 1Down.

firelogic1208d ago

1up also disliked Ni no Kuni. They seem to hate fun games these days.

bryam19821207d ago

you forgot the call of duties lol

smashcrashbash1207d ago

Yeah reviewers can only sense familiarity when it comes to games like this. Gears, COD, Mario Pokemon and Halo don't set off their senses at all. Everyone noticed Ratchet and Clank had basically the same formula each time and ignored any new weapons, characters or gameplay mechanics to give it the same or a lower score then the last one. But as soon as you even breathe that Mario or Halo is getting stale people are ready to cut your throat. It is only okay for them to keep up their franchises.Sony and friends MUST stop at three. What was the wonderful mechanic that the last Mario had that made it so great? Collecting coins? Wow it gives me chills /s

MaxXAttaxX1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Out of all the other positive previews, 1UP had to be the a-holes.
And when others were praising Ni No Kuni, aside from reviewing and scoring it a 'C', they also had to write a whole article just to say why they think it's not so special.

They're playing "familiarity" as a negative point exclusively for GOW and not for New Super Mario Bros 4, Pokemon, Halo or COD.
But sure, let's ignore all the additions and improvements /s

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violents1208d ago

Sounds like this guy wants an open world God of war where kratos smiles and cries alot. How can you downplay kratos's rage, thats like 3/4 of what makes it great. And any other game thats changes dramaticaly from the original formula too much just begs for a huge backlash from the community. The same ol GOW with better mechanics/graphics sounds great to me. Why screw up a formula that works so good?

pr0t0typeknuckles1208d ago

i agree, its good to change things but you have to keep the core gameplay familiar or you better expect backlash, cough...DmC..Cough, cough.

HammadTheBeast1207d ago

And he forgets the part that this whole game is about Kratos' other side, hasn't even played it.

d_dogg20071208d ago

can't shake the overwhelming feeling of familiarity, they say this about god of war and yet call of duty gets a free pass? Come on! God of war games are of the highest quality, so let it go!

Baka-akaB1208d ago

Sure 1up (and even the author) let's pretend you usually and constantly seek novelty and spice within the games you review and preview

KING851208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

This is why you can't win with everyone. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Not saying this is the same, but when Ninja Theory changed some things about DMC all hell broke loose. Now because the gameplay mechanics are pretty much tried and true with GOW, with a hint of enhancements some are going to cry formulaic.
It's impossible to please everyone. As a developer you just have to remind yourself that all of your customers won't be pleased. If you can please the majority then that's great. Yet sometimes it'll be a hit or miss and you just have to take those lumps, learn from then and move on.

Gohadouken1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

I hear what you but not a convincing example imo . There is change and there is doing the same thing simplified for better or worse in a new setting .

Kamiya and Platinum games took the dmc1 formula and what did they do with it ?Not just the characters and settings , two games that while retaining the spirit and core concepts of DMC1 , changed their gameplay in a profond enough way .

NT took the same stuff changed the focus of the difficulty and the setting . Let's not pretend it was a radical change with a brand new gameplay mechanic . The biggest change was the color code for fighting some foes and feeble platforming .

That's a radical change for my taste and the quality of the game imo , sure , but it didnt revolutionize and got burned and misunderstood doing so . It remained formulaic and didnt even do 1% of othe new stuff it claimed it would

On the other hand here is a Gow game with a brand new mp system , revamping some of its qte to be less stale and formulaic , and actully improving its tech and animation .

Again just not convinced by the use of DmC as an example . It's true that not every changes especially radical ones will be always appreciated however .

TKCMuzzer1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Devs only need to decide weather they want to please fans of the series or try to please everyone. God Of War has sold millions to gamers who like the formula. These are the people who should review the game as these are the people who want more.
I like the God Of War series for what the author is complaining about, bring me more hack and slash that's what I want (It's not like its over saturated with GOW like games). I mean this is only the second God Of War in 6 years of the PS3. I wish so called journalists would actually focus on the franchises that are cheating gamers, COD.
Even Mario, which lets face it has not changed it's formula from the beginning, carries on making millions happy even though they know what to expect.
Franchises have fans and this is who the devs need, games like COD don't have fans they have sheep (many journalists) and therefore are not privy to the same high standards when being criticized.

I say "Kratos, for one last time on this Gen, lets hack and slash once more..."

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