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God of War Ascension Review | EGM

God of War: Ascension is a highly polished action-adventure game—and probably one of the strongest we’ll see from a technical standpoint this year. But the soul of what made this franchise great is lost here, as this ultimately feels like a last-ditch attempt to squeeze in one last Kratos appearance this console generation. In the end, Ascension will be remembered as if Kratos’ legendary rage and anger simply faded out as an exasperated sigh of resignation.

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BigStef711302d ago

This is my first submission so let me know if I need to add or fix anything lol

darthv721302d ago

I enjoy the god of war games. I am just making an assumption that maybe the reviews that arent in the favorable majority are based on the premise that the reviewers are getting bored with the series.

technically, there have been 5 god of war games released on the ps3 before this one. Granted 4 of which were remakes but maybe some feel that is 4 too many to have all within the same console span.

So we should really have gotten GOW3 and this one instead of GOW 1, 2, 3, Chains of olympus, ghost of sparta AND ascension.

As a god of war fan, i dig that much ass kicking content but to others they may be on kratos overload.

blackbeld1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Where the hell they get this reviewers guys?

Lately I see only COD reviewers.

They should hire better reviewers that actuall love gaming instead of only play shooting games and trying to review great games.

miyamoto1301d ago

Its not the review or the scores its the misinformation campaigns I am concerned about.

Even reviews and review scores have price tags because at the end of the day its all about money,clicks, hits and business.

If seeing is believing and if you are personally skeptical, at least, go to You Tube and see for yourself.

Hence the PS4 Share button was made.

Walker1302d ago

"The graphics and sound are both top notch, and the gameplay itself may well be the best we’ve seen from the series."

and finally 7 out of 10 ?!! really ?!!

baldulf1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

It's EGM man, they try too hard.

BanBrother1302d ago

@Walker

Taken out of context. Going by your logic all PC games running on ultra settings, at 60FPS and above with surround sound are 10/10.

morganfell1302d ago

No you are wrong because you ignored the most important part:

"gameplay itself may well be the best we’ve seen from the series"

Talk about taken out of context...

BanBrother1302d ago

@Morganfell

Wow. I never said I agreed with the review, but just bitching about it is stupid. Game-play is not everything, by that logic most sequels should be higher rated than their predecessors.

Besides, 60 FPS and above refers to game-play, hence why I added it into my original comment. Damn kids grow up and learn comprehension. People are so stupid on this site. Now hit the disagree button and I'll send you a nice special little sticker that you can show off to your mummy.

bratman1302d ago

@Banbrother
What are you smoking? What Morganfell said was right...

"Besides, 60 FPS and above refers to game-play"
I'm pretty sure 60FPS refers to... 60 Frames per Second which would fall under graphics not gameplay :/

kikizoo1302d ago

Exactly..

and like many others pc guys, he is thinking that resolution = graphisms..but it's not, an uggly game at "max setting" and 1080, is an uggly game..

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RememberThe3571302d ago

Theres a lot in the game thats apparently pretty bad game design. The color palate is pretty bland, the camera zooms too far out at times so you can't see Kratos while your fighting, enemy verity is supposedly pretty weak, the story is poorly presented, there were a few other things I can't remember. But none of these things contradict themselves.

I think we're beginning to see why this wasn't a numbered title. And I'm a HUGE God of War fan.

dafegamer1302d ago

same guy who gave assassins creed 3 and blop2 a 9.5
I guess the "nothing new" habit only counts on playstation exclusive property

WarThunder1302d ago

EGM gave Colonial Marines a 9 and Halo 4 a 7.

What do you expect...

Kur01302d ago

Wow they seriously gave CM a 9?!?!?!

MrRedfield2171302d ago

God of war 3 set the bar so high for the series that most reviews are rating it lower, but from what I've seen I dont think the game should be a 7, does that mean even god of war C.O.O, 1, G.O.S and 2 are better games than ascension? Even if it has a more improved combat system, a 9 to 11 hour campaign, an epic multiplayer with freakin COOP and has the best graphics in the entire series? I dunno

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refocusedman1302d ago

Uhhhhhh its a prequel meaning that this is supposed to tell how he became so angry and vengeful.

xHeavYx1302d ago

Sadly, some reviewers are not smart enough to realize that (the same reviewers who keep rating COD 10 and 9)

MadMax1302d ago

I am really enjoying the game so far! Collectors edition has alot of extras for $20.

fsfsxii1302d ago

Another dumbass who don't know what GOWA story is about

greenpowerz1302d ago

He's not dumb he has a highly contagious brain diseases that is spreading like wildfire that effects reasoning. Once you find the cure people will come to their senses.

fsfsxii1301d ago

Trying really hard on your comedy...

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