God of War: Ascension Can Be Cleared In 8 Hours, Says Famitsu

One of the initial reviews for God of War: Ascension has been published in this week’s issue of Famitsu and according to details shared in the publication,the single player mode for Ascension can be cleared in 8 hours.

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crxss2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

8 sounds about right. i can see speed runs going ~4 or ~5 by skipping the cutscenes and roll canceling the entire way. roll canceling is the only way i play gow games now.

aCasualGamer2021d ago

If it "can be cleared in 8 hours", then it probably means the average player will get 10-11 hours of God of War goodness. I'm game.

wastedcells2021d ago

They always say that about GOW games and they always take longer. 10 plus guaranteed. Who runs thu a GOW game anyways.

gta28002021d ago

I don't play games based on how much time it's gonna kill for me. I play games looking for an awesome experience...No doubt I will be getting that with Ascension. God of War 3 was epic!

Oh, and on a sidenote...after logging in tons of hours on the Ascension beta...I'm actually looking forward to the online more than the campaign mode. Can't wait till Tuesday!

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hulk_bash19872021d ago

That's what people were saying about Revengence's campaign but it took me a good 10-11 hrs on hard. Damn that last boss, so much controller throwing frustration. Anyways, I can't wait for Ascension, 5 more days and counting.

user76939582021d ago

I hope is as easy to plat as GOD3 was..
GOW3 had the perfect timing. not for nothing it's the best of it class..
I can't wait to see what SM are doing for the PS4!!

I will love a new demons souls by them or a new action rpg game with the GOW brutality gameplay pace..

andibandit2021d ago

Isn't Demon Souls developed by From Software???

user76939582021d ago

the Demon souls ip is owned by Sony..
witch is why Dark Souls exist

HarryMasonHerpderp2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

I don't know how anyone can find God Of War games easy to plat. I always struggle with the challenge of the gods, it's the only thing stopping me from platting (if that's a word) all of the first 3 games.
It's that damn timer! so frustrating lol

jahcure2021d ago

I have a platinum in every single GOW game :-p

they aren't easy but they certainly are not mind wreckinly hard either

admiralvic2021d ago

@ HarryMasonHerpDerp

When you compare God of War (which is a VERY simple and easy to get into game with minimal depth) to Ninja Gaiden (save 3) / Devil May Cry (save DmC) / Metal Gear Rising / Bayonetta and game of the like, it's VERY easy to platinum.

Here's some simple math to give you an idea... *

Beat Ninja Gaiden 2 on Normal

27.32% obtain rate. NG 2 has JUST under 68,000 people tracked, so it's not like we're going off a few people not interested enough to play / beat the game.

GoW 1 Platinum - 25.67%
GoW 2 Platinum - 29.89% (this isn't even including people that didn't replay for the glitched trophy, which glitched on me in cycle 2 too, so it's all I need to platinum.)
GoW 3 Platinum - 20.91%
GoW Chains - 42.78%
GoW Ghost - 42.92%

Not saying that God of War (any of them) is a joke to pull off, but when your platinum is on roughly on par with beating another game in the genre's normal mode, I certainly wouldn't consider it difficult in any right. I can also tell you from experience, I had less issues doing ALL of the Challenges of the Gods from 1 - 3 (check my trophies, I did them all...) than beating VR mission 18 in Metal Gear Rising. (I got 1st in all of them, which you can also verify if you want)

* all numbers are based off Yourgamercards stats at the time of posting.

user76939582021d ago

wow what's the hate in here?
When i say easy i meant you had to play and finish the game twice without so much complicated drama on doing silly things to win a trophy..
Difficulty is not a obstacle for me since I'm a avid gamer.
GOW3 has some very harsh levels to win.. i never said I had a easy time.. I actually enjoy a good challenge and GOD has that..
well I got my opy pre ordered and glad that I will get what i hope is a TLOU online demo!!

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Outsider-G2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

One player has beat the game and he said it took him 7 hours, 42 minutes, Normal difficulty.


HBK6192021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

The original has a trophy for beating the game in 5 hours. If they're insinuating that 8 hours is short, then they're way off.

I also recently completed God of War 3 in 7 hours 45 minutes(again after the first time took 10 hours).

yeahokchief2021d ago

Sounds good to me. I don't have a lot of free time right now. Short and sweet it is!

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LOGICWINS2021d ago

So thats like 10-12 hours on Hard Mode for me. Perfect length for a hack n slash game that also has a New Game Plus mode along with an MP suite.

Outsider-G2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

I agree, 10-12 hours on hard seems about right for me as well. I wonder what changes will be on NG+.

EDIT: Also with the MP & Trials of the Gods, all God of War fans will put a lot of hours into it with there friends.

LOGICWINS2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

I'm assuming Ascension will also have a Challenge of the Gods mode, harder unlockable difficulties, AND trophies to tackle. Anyone getting the game Day 1 is sure to get their $60 worth.

EDIT: And THEN you have the Last of Us demo. So much value here :)

Skips2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

COOP looks so FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Seems like it'll have trial to see how long you'll last against Hercules. LOL @ the end.

He'll be doing to us, what Kratos did to him. XD

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E2S2021d ago

there's a last of us demo? Hot damn!

Outsider-G2021d ago

Yup, there is :) but it won't be available until April 18.


HarryMasonHerpderp2021d ago

People forget that reviewers tend to rush through the game as well. Where as we tend to stop and explore and take are time with it since we paid $60/£40 for it haha.

admiralvic2021d ago

I wouldn't say that makes the claim less valid or even has a point. God of War was never a game with a lot of area to explore or "super hidden" secrets. I recall having no issues finding all the eyes / feathers in previous games, which were typically around a corner or opposite direction of the objective. This reminds me a LOT of the people saying the SAME thing about Rising, which were ultimately proven wrong.

A run with a lot of exploration / looking around was only 5 - 7 hours, where as a speed run could be done in under 2. The same is also true with GoW, which has a "speed run" trophy for 5 hours, which most people got from natural play. Even if you didn't, it was completely possible to rush through the game in under 3 hours if you wanted.

My point is that you can't write off what they say because "they're a reviewer", since you really have no clue how they went about playing. For all you know they finished it in 3 hours and added some time for looking around / playing poorly. Wouldn't be the first time and not like I haven't seen reviews go the complete opposite (who actually did a 25 hour cycle on inFAMOUS 2?).

Godchild10202021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

So, it will take me about 12 or so hours to complete the game on Hard. Plus it's GOW, so it will have replay value. They said Metal Gear Rising would take 5 hours and it took me longer than that.

You play single player titles to enjoy the story, not to rush through it. I wonder what level did the reviewer play on.

SAE2021d ago

Yea. MGR is amazing. Advice all people to buy it if they really want a fun hack and slash game. Im gonna buy god of war but in my opinion i enjoyed MGR more then any god of war game.

360ICE2021d ago

8 hours seems to be the standard these days. I usually spend some time dying and respawning, so hey, not bad.

T22021d ago

Ya I always wondered what the point of stating game time its all pretty standard ... Only notable if its like 20 hours plus ( final fantasy)) or like 4 hours which would be pathetic

SonyNGP2021d ago

Can't wait for my copy today :D