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Famitsu review scores (3/5/13) - God of War: Ascension

The latest Famitsu reviews include the first God of War: Ascension score. (3DS, God of War: Ascension, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)

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smashcrashbash  +   1067d ago
A solid 9 for GOW Ascension.Awesome.After playing both demos I am sure it deserves it.
Derekvinyard13  +   1067d ago
I'm surprised they liked crysis 3 thought they were gonna be more harsh for some reason
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Rockefellow  +   1067d ago
Me too. Famitsu has become something of a joke over the years, though. Remember Nintendogs?
MaxXAttaxX  +   1067d ago
Their reviews consist of only one paragraph.
Autodidactdystopia  +   1067d ago
I like god of war. its neat.
shoddy  +   1067d ago
Still day one for me.
knowyourstuff  +   1067d ago
God of War has always been stellar, it's just perfect every time. Whether you think the game needs to change more or less with each iteration is irrelevant - it's always a damn good game no matter what anyone says.
Buff1044  +   1066d ago
Oh yeah, Nintendogs. The game that sold over 20 million copies worldwide. No one liked that game, right?
Knight_Crawler  +   1066d ago
@Rocket - Just because it does not have guns, explotions,sex, drugs and violence that does not mean that its not a good game for someone else.

Go troll somewhere else.
Derekvinyard13  +   1067d ago
Lol no what did they give it?
KingKevo  +   1067d ago
A perfect 40/40 score. But that's maybe because they are Japanese and they have a different culture and therefore enjoy some games better or worse than we do. I don't have a problem with that.

BTT: I really want to play GoW:A now :D
Sony360  +   1066d ago

'They enjoy games more because they're Japanese.'

Kingdom Come  +   1067d ago
When did people start liking Famitsu's reviews on this site?
RankFTW  +   1066d ago
When it suits their own opinions of course.
darkziosj  +   1066d ago
when a ps exclusive get reviewed of course.
j-blaze  +   1066d ago
i played the demo, it was easy and requires no skills it's like an expansion to GoW3, still, i'm getting the game when it gets very cheap
Kluv  +   1066d ago
Cause it's a DEMO
You don't crank up the difficulty on a demo.
Skips  +   1066d ago
Maybe you should try it on Chaos. Made Bayonetta on Climax seem like it was for babies. XD

Bow down to GOW. The king of Hack n Slash :)
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ZombieKiller  +   1066d ago
I just don't get how DmC scored anywhere close to a 9 when this God of War is a 9. GOW (by the demo alone) was, and still is, MILES better than that crap.
zlpw0ker  +   1066d ago
well,its because in DmC you can chain combos together and be atleast a little creative,but on gow its buttonmashing deluxe and the combat is piss easy on gow.

I also died more times in DmC in gow:a,in fact I didnt die in the demo at all,thats how easy gow is on default,people want challenge in H&S games,even tho DmC is way more easy then any DMC games.
atleast DmC has more challenge then gow and thats actually saying something.
Sony360  +   1066d ago
Just played the demo myself. Simply awesome, can't wait to get this game!
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adonisisfree  +   1066d ago
The demo was underwhelming. We've played this before, it's called god of war 3.
IAmLee  +   1066d ago
Glad to hear this. Been a huge fan of the franchise since PS2..
BinaryMind  +   1066d ago
Straight 9s sound good until you realize it's famitsu which translates a 9 into 5.
Heavenly King  +   1067d ago
nice score :)
Blackhawk3  +   1067d ago
After just a little demo, I didn't expect much less. Excellent news! :-)
ginsunuva  +   1067d ago
Yes what a great group of 9's. So nice. Numbers number numbers.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1067d ago

Day 1 buy..

After this than the last of us and beyond. Wow Sony Just Wow..

Ni no Kuni got a lot of 9's also.
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darren_poolies  +   1066d ago
I know it's not exclusive but Bioshock Infinite in a few weeks!!!
Anzil  +   1066d ago
exclusive move and 3d support lol im pumped if its as good as killzone 3!
TechnicianTed  +   1066d ago
'if its as good as killzone 3! '

I'm expecting it to be much,much better than *spits* killzone 3.
adonisisfree  +   1066d ago
Ni no kuni deserved those 9's though.
InTheZoneAC  +   1067d ago
For whatever reason I'm not all about this game.

I haven't bothered to look at the single player gameplay, but the online doesn't do anything for me. Just like the Uncharted series and how they added online.

For me, it's all about the single player, but this online focus is just taking me away from the game in general.
Heavenly King  +   1067d ago
well the single player demo is spectacular, so I expect the game to be even more awesome!

It is looking to be better than GOW3 in every aspect, and that is not an easy thing to do.
creatchee  +   1067d ago
So just play the single player. Nobody in their right mind would say that God of War games don't offer their money's worth in terms of an epic single player experience.
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Hicken  +   1067d ago
Different strokes.

I loved the multiplayer in UC2 particularly. I couldn't begin to guess at how much time I spent playing that with my friends. Rocket launcher-only matches were ridiculous. And that's before you get into the co-op arena stuff, which is lots of fun. UC3 is also fun online- about to play it now; thanks for reminding me- though I think I prefer its predecessor.

As for GOW, I dunno what I'm gonna do there. Something... I suppose.
thawind  +   1067d ago
Uncharted 2 was the first game I ever liked playing online.God of War is Day 1 for me.
BitbyDeath  +   1067d ago
Uncharted 2 had brilliant online gameplay but i always had issues trying to connect so didn't play it often.

Uncharted 3 i didn't enjoy as much. Seemed to be a bit more generic (IMO), did connect easier though
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1067d ago
Online is not the main or only focus in Ascension or Uncharted 2/3.

So if you "haven't bothered to look at the single player" let alone play it, how can you jump to conclusions?

If you only care about the single-player, a mode outside of the main story shouldn't affect your gameplay experience.
shotgun_ps3  +   1067d ago
Only one week to go and I'm wetting myself more than a footless Hermes!
deafdani  +   1067d ago
I still cringe when I remember that sequence. Ugh. D:
Fishermenofwar  +   1066d ago
Loved that battle..poor Hermes..
My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante  +   1067d ago
Famitsu scores have always been a joke. I never trust them with any scores regardless of what they give it.
tubers  +   1067d ago
I'd rather have them say some negative and positive points/statements than just know the scores.
Anzil  +   1066d ago
gave a western game the best score clearly they are fucked!
showtimefolks  +   1067d ago
Don't need reviews it's a day one for me

God of war is my favorite gaming series and this one is looking like it will be the best one yet
thawind  +   1067d ago
I agree.
Outsider-G  +   1067d ago
Great score :) can't wait to play it Tuesday
TheFallenAngel  +   1067d ago
I cant wait!!
urwifeminder  +   1067d ago
Is this on xbox ? well why is it on the page.
Bell Boy  +   1067d ago
Yes it will launch along with Metal Gear Solid least according to my local Gamestop
Adva  +   1067d ago
You forget Gran Turismo 5 ;p
BitbyDeath  +   1067d ago
God of War is the highlight game, other reviews are included as well. They just aren't as popular.
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George Sears  +   1067d ago
I'm so tempted of getting the Collectors Edition....
TRGMatt  +   1067d ago
Too late man...Gamestop sold out of Collector's editions already. I am gonna check Best Buy tomorrow to switch my preorder but I am not hopeful. This is 2013's first blockbuster. Mark it.
VsAssassin  +   1067d ago
I've played the demo twice! TWICE! That's a big deal for me. Though I've always been a GoW fan, I was never one to go gaga over a demo; not even for games that I'm a fan of.

Anyway, I wish I had the money to buy the CE or DE or whatever extra edition there is. Luckily, I care mostly about the game on the disc! Woohoo!!!
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Williamson  +   1067d ago
Wasnt hyped for the game since it was a prequel but the demo changed my view. Didnt think it would have epic moments as the third one, but i was wrong.
WeAreLegion  +   1067d ago
For comparison's sake, they gave God of War III a 38/40 and God of War: Ascension a 36/40.

I cannot WAIT to play it. The demo was fantastic, so I have all the hope in the world for the full game.
slutface  +   1067d ago
Sony....nobody does videogames like them!!!
whoyouwit04  +   1067d ago
why is this on the 360 page???
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Godchild1020  +   1067d ago
Famitsu also reviewed Crysis 3 and F1 Race Stars which are on the 360 and PS3 in Japan.
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TRGMatt  +   1067d ago
Haha Famitsu giving an American game all 9's...pretty much assures a 9.5 on IGN :p
abzdine  +   1067d ago
i'd buy it even with a 0 review score cause i never base my preferences on review scores, especially from corrupt websites like famitsu and the 38 or 40/40 for FF13.
Adolph Fitler  +   1067d ago
God Of War may need a refreshing type change next gen.....maybe.....But I still love these damn games & they are THE BEST hack'n'slash/adventure game since, well.....ever actually...Best story, best action & set pieces, best controls, best characters (especially Kratos, who goes totally against the good looking stereotypes usually associated with games), just all round best production of this genre of game that has ever existed. Heavenly Sword was a good diversion/distraction, but it was nowhere near Kratos & his vehicle. Ninja Gaiden is great, but comon, nowhere near the gem GOW is, & even the 1st DMC can't hold a candle to this game (although I do believe that GOW is influenced in many ways by DMC....oh, & the new DmC is fricken awesome). But, fact remains, GOW is "THE MAN" in this genre. Even the cashed up EA couldn't pull off Dante's Inferno with attempted copy & paste gameplay.

Get over the corrupt website crap abzdine, they are a Japanese based website & mag (if it still exists), so compared to most Westerners, there gaming tastes are on a totally different wavelength, & anyhow, it seems they have great gaming tastes, as they have scored both GOW & Crysis 3 highly, & anyone who owns Crysis 3 & has played the Ascension demo, knows that both games are wicked.

I am yet to be let down by the greatness, spectacle, visual wow-ness of a GOW game, & I really don't think this will be the 1st. I mean, I even have the 2 PSP games on PS3 that were just given the body HD makeover, & they are still damn impressive for what they are, & how little work they've had done.
zlpw0ker  +   1066d ago
first off gow is not the best h&s game ever.
gow does have a good story,but I cant really care if a hack n slash game has good or bad story,I dont play h&s for story,I play these games for the gameplay.
NOW,I got 41 hack n slash games I know what games are good and bad.

I have no idee what you mean by set pieces.
as a h&s gamer I could care less for the character,but in DMC Dante has alot of funny 1 liners and bayonetta which doesnt take herself seriously and that is just that more hilarous.

the controls are good,im agreeing you on that,but its not any creative controllers,what I mean by that is not any air combos almost,okay you can launch an enemy up in the air and do a few hits,but before that the enemys is dead and you cant pull anyone up from ground in gow.

now that leads me to combat area and why gow isnt good.
the gameplay is way to easy,it takes maybee 2-3 hits on enemy and then its dead,its when you can chain together combos or like 5 on one enemy without dying,thats good gameplay,like 2-3 different combos,not only square square triangle or opposite like in gow.
take bayonetta for example,1 enemy is hard there and you can chain like 10 different combos and the enemy is still not dead.
my point is that gow has noob friendly gameplay,it lets the gamer feel good about her/himself because its looks really flashy and because its gory.

as a hack n slash player I play games so I can chain together combos from different weapons and experiment with em,you cant do that with gow.

DmC is a good hack n slash,it lets you keep enemys up in the air and use other weapons and such,but when you know all the combos and such its pretty shallow experience,fun tho.

okay,now if you want to know what combo combat is you can go to youtube and type dmc4 truestyle tournement with dante and you can see what I mean,DMC4 is THE game when it comes to combat on my opinion,im a noob in dmc4 but those videos showes how insane the gameplay is and how fast you have to react to button input.
Adolph Fitler  +   1067d ago
So, that said, until these games start declining in quality is noticeable amounts, or the awesomely fun gameplay starts losing it's edge & getting stale, I really see no reason to change anything. Just look at the recent news of Dead Space 3's cancellation for evidence of what happens when you try changing a formula that is already a great success.....kaboom, nobody buys your games no more, as you have taken out the heart & soul of the game. That's why the new DmC is so great, as it keeps the spirit of the game intact, yet, makes the game fresher & more appealing to old & new audiences (even though some clowns are going gaga over the hair color change & his less over all Elton John attire). This is how fickle some fanboy gamers are, you change things as irrelevant as hair color, or clothing, & they scream, call blue murder & refuse to even play a potentially great game (in DmC's case, it is a great game). So, change up "bigger" things, like gameplay, story, & other such features that are more detrimental to a game series & you could end up in EA's shoes with future games of that IP cancelled....
Take 1 of my ALL time fave game series, Resident Evil 1 & 2, 2 is one of the greatest games EVER in my what do Capcom do, they change it up with RE4, which gets overhyped, accolades, which it doesn't deserve at all, as a Resident Evil game, I don't know what game it is, BUT IT IS NOT A RE game in any sense, apart from the fact they use Umbrella's name with some new g@y a$$ virus, that turns a town of peeps into red eyed, redneck, members of a cult. Ridiculous story, ridiculous everything. So, then they make RE5, RE:OPC & RE6, all of which are abominations as opposed to RE2, hell even compared with that RE that came out in Dreamcast's heyday, & then eventually on PS2 (which the name eludes my usually good memory).
So, GOW should never really change in ANY drastic ways that will perplex & alienate long term fans, like myself. All I need, really, is new awesome story developments, & that trademark, kick a$$ & take names gameplay, graphically improvements (& HUGE visual upgrades with PS4 & PS5 obviously).
TRGMatt  +   1066d ago
I think this is the last we will see of the stereotypical "God of War" game...that is, I think for their next installment, they''ll be wise to change things up a bit.

Next-gen is going to offer up ALOT of surprises. With the bar raised on what systems are capable of, I am willing to be next-gen games will evolve into something we've never seen before. Namely, art styles will change (since realism in graphics have nearly peaked) and gameplay is going to draw from the popular/well-reviewed social and portable/tablet games we've seen recently.

Next-gen is definitely looking good.
T2  +   1066d ago
I could see an open world or open "war" type game for a future gow series installment. So much you could do with that
Kinger8938  +   1066d ago
Any idea when most reviews go up fir ascension? Like on ign etc?

TuxedoMoon  +   1066d ago
Seeing all the positive feedback for the new god of war, I might check this one out. God of war 3 was a little too short and the story sucked, but the events were cool.
fsfsxii  +   1066d ago
GOW3's story sucked???
Come on man, get real, i think the story is the best in the series and it was an epic journey from start to finish, i never felt bored playing through the entire game in 2 sittings.
I respect you opinion though! ^_^
TuxedoMoon  +   1066d ago
I just think that the story of kratos couldn't and should've ended with Gow2 instead of things being dragged out in GOW3. Not a bad game by all means.
fsfsxii  +   1066d ago
Nope, it didn't feel dragging.

Even if he killed Zeus in GOW2 he would still have the rest of the gods to kill.
Actually i think the story would continue because there are still some stuff from the Greek mythologies that they didn't mention and icons that could be enemies
Skips  +   1066d ago
God Of War 3 was as long if not longer than God Of War 1.

And I completely disagree about the story sucking.
Silly gameAr  +   1066d ago
Pre-order payed off. Now I just have to play the waiting game.
Myx23  +   1066d ago
um.. played GOW1.. thought it was ok, but way too many worn-out-riddles and stuff. played gow2 and thought that the leveldesigner did a good job but where were the coders?? very cheap, very uninspiring, very unnecessary. the gameplay: 1:1 the same old.
gow3 i never bothered to touch. and i am shocked how undemanding modern gamers are. ascension will be exactly the same with an added dreck of multiplayer. eh,... mkay.. people want to be bored to death as it seems when i read the remarks about the gow-boredom..
Kinger8938  +   1066d ago
Apparently reviewers are stuggling with certain parts of the game difficulty wise, hope it doesnt affect reviews
kingmushroom  +   1066d ago
its a 9 ok nice, we knew it would be a sweet game .
SDF Repellent  +   1066d ago
Good scores, I might have to pick this game up in the summer after the Last of Us and Splinter Cell Blacklist.
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psn_arakouftaian  +   1066d ago
the mods here hate me! lol
CaptainCamper  +   1066d ago
1000 degrees for an article consisting of 1 sentence and copy and paste >.<
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