Chains of Olympus takes us into badass hero Kratos' past, and for the most part provides a satisfyingly gory experience, with a story which, while it lacks the length and depth of the games on the PSPs bigger siblings, is still pretty entertaining. When you consider that the action is taking place on a portable, it's pretty mind blowing.
But even keeping this in mind, it doesn't quite live up to the other God of War games. For one thing the franchise's formula isn't changed whatsoever, which is one of our gripes for the game. Gameplay-wise, nothing much has changed. You still run around and beat the shit out of enemies and then meet up with the occasional boss fight.