Submitted by MasonicGamer 819d ago | opinion piece

God of War Ascension Demo Impressions

MasonicGamer.com: Sony released a new God of War Ascension demo today and I decided to give it a try to give you my impressions. First up I should give you my personal opinion on the series so you know what I think going into Ascension. (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

Gridloc  +   819d ago
Love me some God of War...
ArmGunar  +   819d ago
Impressive, day one for me :P
WarThunder  +   819d ago
Why do a God of War Ascension Demo Impressions when people can download the demo.... We dont care about ur impressions. Waste of time article..
Kanzes  +   819d ago
the graphic in the demo is really awesome! I'm not lying, everyone should try it
kingmushroom  +   819d ago
I pre ordered this gamin in a heartbeat, can't wait to see that sweet Leonidas skin in action.
TheGamerDood  +   819d ago
It's just as epic and gruesome as ever. It's a day one buy from me.

I kind of want a f2p GOW MMO now, running on my shiny new PS4 would be http://i.imgur.com/fydD72X....
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dedicatedtogamers  +   819d ago
The over the top spectacle is what got me moreso than the raw graphics. I mean, you're fighting a monster on a chunk of road\building that is moving and rotating while you fight, then you're in a prison block held by giant hands, then you're surfing Sonic Adventures style down another crumbling street...all within a demo that lasted me less than 40 mintes. Cant wait for the full game! (Now they just need a Vita GoW)
007Bond  +   818d ago
You mean this new DLC pack for God of war 3? Oh wait....
Sonyslave3  +   819d ago
This God of War don't feel epic like 3 but I wanna see Kratos mom the fury queen.

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Spoilers Alert ^^
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imtheman2013  +   819d ago
I thought it felt plenty epic! Plus it's a demo, can't put the most amazing moments there, have to save some for the full game. Love the new grappling and weapon system as well.
RTheRebel  +   819d ago
played the demo, this game is to stale, already burnt out on the god of war series. I'll buy soul sacrifice instead :)
Tontus  +   819d ago
Well done you pretentious philistine. You clearly have no taste. Don't you realise you only played 20 mins out of a 10 hour campaign? How do you know you won't love the full & finished game? Oh well, you don't deserve to play what will be one of the best games of all time anyway. :)
BigBoss1964  +   819d ago
........Kratos' mother is not the Fury Queen his mother is a mortal
Sonyslave3  +   818d ago
Dude if u play the demo at the sewers u will find a scroll saying the fury queen had a son saying he the chosen mark one .

Kratos true mother is the fury queen watch when the game release
Tontus  +   819d ago
Just wait until you see what happens after the demo ends... It will not only be more epic than the most epic moments in GoW3 but it will be one of the, if not the most epic moments in videogames history.

There's a little teaser of what's to come if you look at the last 6 seconds of the 30 min demo IGN uploaded on Youtube, check it out.

Edit: Here's the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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acmegamer  +   818d ago
What kind of a man goes out of his way to try spoil things for others? You're obviously a BOY! Mummy and Daddy must be so proud!
dafegamer  +   819d ago
its god of war, who needs a demo
e3kehoe  +   819d ago
Is it the same demo from the Total Recall bluray?
ILive  +   819d ago
No, its totally different.
Ultr  +   819d ago
ok then I won't play it!!!!!

oh I can't wait to get my god of war controller and play ascension :D :D

but no demo for me, I dont want to spoil ANYTHING!!
finbars75  +   819d ago
Its a different demo and its epic.By far the best demo I have played in a long time.Looks fantastic,plays smoother then butter and the new grappling is awsome.This series just seems to be getting better and better over the years.Cant imagine what SM new IP will be this E3.
Bathyj  +   819d ago
I want them to do Heavenly Sword II on PS4.
e3kehoe  +   818d ago
Disagree's for asking a question.. Hmph ok. .rolls eyes
JohnApocalypse  +   819d ago
Its awesome. My favorite thing to do is grab them and do this AOE move with the Triangle button
xursz  +   819d ago
The issue with sound was caused by the game's default setting being set to "surround sound". Switching to "stereo" will fix it. That did it for me anyway.

The game is epic by the way.
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Genuine-User  +   819d ago
Amazing, astonishing, astounding, surprising, impressive, remarkable and incredible.
cleverusername  +   819d ago
Or just "WHOO-HARR"!!(In your best Al Pacino voice)
Zefros  +   819d ago
only thing i don't like is the color they used on the chains .it's golden....
cleverusername  +   819d ago
The controls feel lighter than the other GOWs which I'm not sure if I like yet, will get used to them though!
francknara6  +   819d ago
Good, but far from God of War 3. Art Direction, Music, level-design, everything feels downgraded excepted gameplay.
rezzah  +   819d ago
Interesting, I'll check it out after I DL the demo.

The gameplay did seem like the biggest upgrade during the reveal of the Single Player demo.
KwietStorm  +   819d ago
I must have played a different demo.
ILive  +   818d ago
I will agree that it does not look as refined as God of War 3 in the graphics department. It is only a demo though. I compared the two and you can tell that god of war 3 had a longer development time in terms of graphics. It still looks amazing though. The color palette--- at least in the demo---is what I dont like. Kratos as never looked better.
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Sketchy_Galore  +   819d ago
I know it's blasphemy but I'm just done with God of war. I've played every God of war game released and liked them all but I've more than had my fill by this point. If this was a sequel I might consider buying it just for the story but I really don't need another prequel.

The graphics are pretty amazing and I liked many aspects of that giant boss fight but it's just the same thing over again with a prettier coat of paint. Plus, maybe it is just another symptom of having played too much God of war but I felt no real passion in this demo. The older games might not have been Shakespeare but they really felt driven by a passion to make a truly epic game in line with the Ancient Greek legends and the fun cheesy 70's movies based upon them. This game felt technically well made but just somehow soulless, I didn't feel like anybody involved really believed this addition to the franchise was truly necessary. But hey, enough ranting, by this point you've already read the first line, discovered that I'm not praising the game, clicked disagree and moved on.
A2X_  +   819d ago
I don't care for the disagrees so I'm gonna have to say I actually agree with you here. I'm a huge gow fan & will end up buying the game but it felt rushed compared to 3.

Something tells me the addition of the multiplayer has something to do with this. Still, I can't judge the whole game based on the demo.
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Bathyj  +   819d ago
If you've played all the God of Wars then I can understand if youre just bombed out on the series. Thats alot of coloured orb youve collected and you'd probably agree its not the game at fault so much, as its just youve simply had to much of it.

I do have to disagree with the notion that the makers didnt really care but. Every God of War has had a new director and every one has tried to make the game their own, leaving their own stamp on the series. They all brought it as far as passion goes.

Maybe watching some of the behind the scenes videos might help to rekindle that excitement again and feel a bit of the love Todd Papy put into it. I always appreciate games and movies more once I've seen the work thats gone into it.

If not, then you probably just need a rest.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   819d ago
One question i have for you. Do u play cod? Cause if u do then you are full of $h1t. Cause if any game is the same it will be cod with the same crap year after year, i love god of war and i don't feel like is the same and also like the prequel setting, yes i play tje demo and beta and I'm playing gow 3 again
Sketchy_Galore  +   818d ago
I've never owned a Call of duty game in my life. I bought World at war for a friend and played a little of his copy of COD4 but no, never owned my own copy or played more than about an hour of any of them.
showtimefolks  +   819d ago
day one buy for me, how can santa monica push out such great graphics after GOW3 which looked like a CGI trailer being played by the player

can't wait to see what future holds for kratos on ps4
madduey  +   819d ago
I just hope the R1 symbol was just place holders before final code! They just looked wrong and out of place they gave the square x o triangle a makeover so it blends better with the look of the game so why not the R1... Day one for me anyway.. love the series can't wait to see kratos rage kill every fucker he meets the guys off his head!!
cleverusername  +   819d ago
That's how it is now!
Saleem101  +   819d ago
God of war is unbelievable franchise!!!
Paul85  +   819d ago
Just finished the demo day one for me!!!
CPTN MITCHELL  +   819d ago
God of war is one of the best franchise for sony and the PS brand
nevin1  +   819d ago
So far im not seeing how GOW Acension looks better than 3?

The combat does seems smoother/fluid than previous games.
Bathyj  +   819d ago
Thats a testament to how good GoW3 looked. Still one of the best looking games ever IMO.
ILive  +   818d ago
Just the opening of god of war 3 alone is a testament to how technically impressive it was and still is.
vividi  +   819d ago
Did somebody notice in the bonus videos the heavy reference to Nordic mythology and the enfasis they put to Odin as the Nordic God of War?
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   818d ago
As with Gears Judgement, I'm pretty meh about this prequel. Time to move on Santa Monica
axerated  +   818d ago
This demo blew me away. I love god of war but have not really had this one on my radar as I presumed it was gonna be a multiplayer focused game. Then I played this demo and holy crap; everything has been turned up to 11! Graphics, action, set pieces, violence, gameplay, art direction... Literally speechless

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