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Submitted by BigStef71 555d ago | review

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. (God of War: Ascension, PS3) 7/10

BigStef71  +   555d ago
This is my first submission so let me know if I need to add or fix anything lol
Endless_X  +   555d ago
Everything is OK
darthv72  +   555d ago
personally
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.
blackbeld  +   555d 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.
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sdozzo  +   555d ago
Nice honest review.
miyamoto  +   554d ago
If seeing is Believing, You Tube Game Play Videos does just that
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.
Walker  +   555d 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 ?!!
baldulf  +   555d ago
It's EGM man, they try too hard.
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BanBrother  +   555d 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.
morganfell  +   555d 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...
BanBrother  +   555d 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.
bratman  +   555d 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 :/
kikizoo  +   555d 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..
RememberThe357  +   555d 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.
dafegamer  +   555d 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
WarThunder  +   555d ago
EGM gave Colonial Marines a 9 and Halo 4 a 7.

What do you expect...
Kur0  +   555d ago
Wow they seriously gave CM a 9?!?!?!
MrRedfield217  +   555d 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
refocusedman  +   555d ago
Uhhhhhh its a prequel meaning that this is supposed to tell how he became so angry and vengeful.
xHeavYx  +   555d ago
Sadly, some reviewers are not smart enough to realize that (the same reviewers who keep rating COD 10 and 9)
MadMax  +   555d ago
I am really enjoying the game so far! Collectors edition has alot of extras for $20.
fsfsxii  +   555d ago
Another dumbass who don't know what GOWA story is about
greenpowerz  +   555d 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.
fsfsxii  +   554d ago
Trying really hard on your comedy...
Ryo-Hazuki  +   555d ago
Lets see how consistent these guys are when they review Gears of War: Judgement. Not to mention, Gears 3 came out a yr and half ago.
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Chuk5  +   555d ago
One doesn't directly inform the other. Different genres, different design goals, different platforms, just about everything is different between them. The whole "It's not changing much either" rationale isn't fair because both series have different contexts and expectations.

To say GOWA directly informs GeOWJ is somewhat of a reductionist way to look at it.

That said EGM has an editor in chief who gave Colonial Marines a 9 and Halo 4 a 7.
Ryo-Hazuki  +   555d ago
My comment was directly related to the reviewers who claim "franchise fatigue" for God of War but some will turn a blind eye towards the next Gears. 2 God of War games on PS3 and 4 Gears on the 360. Granted, on PS4 if Sony is going to make a new God of War they need to make some changes because the formula hasn't changed much but I want to see who's consistent and who's not.
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   555d ago
Apples and Oranges. I'm counting 4 games vs 6
SDF Repellent  +   555d ago
@Ryo-Hazuki

If all else failed, throw Gears of War into the discussion. It seems like the current theme on these GOW reviews lately. Why not use a PS3 game instead like Uncharted or Ratchet and Clank? You already know the answer to that.
aquamala  +   555d ago
why? because the same EGM that gives 9.5 to Journey, and 9 to Uncharted 3 would be biased toward a PS3 exclusive ?
dafegamer  +   555d ago
its not about egm smartone, its about the reviewer
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LessThan2Tflops  +   555d ago
Why are people complaining about a score of a game that's not out yet. Oh of course this is an exclusive
InTheLab  +   555d ago
This game is a genre leader from a studio known for making high quality games. So when a game gets a mediocre score for being anything but mediocre, people tend to get upset.
KwietStorm  +   555d ago
Mediocre score? Yea?
InTheLab  +   555d ago
It's a damn shame a game that the majority agree is an excellent game with amazing visuals and upgraded gameplay gets boned because of politics.

So what if YOU are tired of a franchise. YOU are not reviewing for YOU.

In contrast, can anyone honestly say that this game is as mediocre as Dante's Inferno, which has a 75 metascore?
Omar91  +   555d ago
Im a little disappointed with the amount of "good reviews". This series is a 9/10 in most cases, and for some reason this entry in the series is receiving mostly 8/10. I don't really care what it gets, I already have it pre ordered but It just sucks to see lower then expected scores for this game.
MrRedfield217  +   555d 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?
SDF Repellent  +   555d ago
I will still play this game even if it is a 5 or 6. I'll be my own judge. 7 is actually a great score from EGM. I will definitely check it out later this month.
BoNeSaW23  +   555d ago
You actually value their reviews after a 9 for Colonial Marines!? Wow!

A 9 is a 'near perfect' or 'must play game' which CM is not. This site is for paid reviews and needs to die.
Game0N  +   555d ago
EGM Reviews
Aliens:CM 9/10
GOW:A 7/10

That is all.
Derekvinyard13  +   555d ago
Uggg
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   554d ago
I admit this guy's review should be taken with a grain of salt but the formula is getting a bit stale.

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