Three years after an excellent God of War III, Sony is back offering a final episode of one of its most lucrative franchises before moving on to the PS4 generation.
Fair review for an average game
How long did it take to finish the game?
According to this review, it takes around 9 hours.
I'm not surprised some reviews have reviewed it in the lower or upper 7s instead of 9's. From the offset I felt GOW Ascension simply was not as ambitious as like PS2 games ( GOW 2 still best in the series), and needed to do more to set itself apart. I didn't even like Kratos in this game..
Ascension not ambitious? didn't set itself apart? OK, I didn't even start the SP campaign yet, but the multiplayer mode already kills that notion. The multiplayer is un-freaking believable. What other multiplayer game this gen even comes close to what ascension offers? The maps are amazing with crazy multiple levels, traps, and items. The Labyrinth level is just insane! Pulling the chain and riding in the cage while the WHOLE map rotates and kills everyone! The Bog level with the HUGE medusa chick and being able to control where her gaze gets shot!...the Perseus shield!! I mean, really...it seems I am playing a different game then the one people are reviewing. Either they don't understand how to play the multiplayer and go in trying to square, square, triangle their way to victory or they just don't like MP modes. Ascension comes along with a SOLID multiplayer mode that hasn't really been seen since Power Stone and it is not ambitious enough and doesn't set itself apart??
^^ Well to be honest I don't really like the multiplayer at all.
How can you tell? Google translate barely made it english!
@lessthan2tflops how is it fair ?! and why it's average game to you??!! do you own ps3 ?! did you play the game ?! do you even own ps3 ?! what's your psn ?! you have been trolling every ps3 article with your alt account dude get a life
Dude, he said it was a "Fair review for an average game". Isn't it possible that lessthan2tflops didn't LOVE the game the same way you did? So by him stating his opinion in a fair an civil way, you decide he's a troll? You feel the need to check his PSN account for trophies or something to prove something to yourself? Who's the one that should really 'get a life here'?
@ezz That is always your response, you think people that dont agree with you dont have a ps3 GOWA looks as good as the best looking console games, but that is all, for a 2013 game to look as good as games in 2008-9, it should get a lower score. And gameplay wise it's not better either, I agree with a lot of the reviews that sometimes the camera pull so far back I can't see where I am on the screen.
You would like it. It was written with people like you in mind.
They gave God of war 2 9/10 and God of war 3 9.5/10 Of course though...now that Ascension has come out with mostly average - good scores...they are wrong. Don't fail me on the hypocrisy now N4g fanboys Not a fan of playstation? Not a fan of fanboys. Notice all of my comments are logical or talking down fanboys. Not once have I ever dissed Sony or the Playstation as they are my favorite in the industry and have been since the Ps1. I simply don't like Bser's. People who act as if Ps4 is more powerful than it is or that we can't possibly know how powerful the system is when the specs are given already. Not once do I talk down these specs either. I say it how it is. But if you don't praise the system beyond it's capabilities - Downvoted. I also don't like the way God of War and Uncharted are praised so much, simply because I don't like the whole Cinematic approach to gaming. Ps3 has so much more innovative and better exclusives that the God of war series and Uncharted series. But since God of War and Uncharted get so much praise, sales and attention...games like Valkyria chronicles get thrown onto the Psp.
Dude, can you get off playstation related articles? We get it your not a fan of Playstation and everyone has an opinion, but take it somewhere else. .. not every PS article.
Why must it be that you either completely agree with a review website (with multiple reviewers usually)or completely disagree with the site or else you're a fanboy. Its quite simple, every review site either gets it wrong sometimes or gets it right sometimes FOR EACH PERSON'S INDIVIDUAL TASTE. I agree with some reviews on...say, eurogamer, and disagree with others. That's not fanboyism, its having an opinion and preferences.
And you only have 1 bubble. I wonder why that is?
You talk about fanboys when you're a fanboy yourself. Typical.
@lessthan2tflops yeah that's me you know me soo well even though you only joined last month when i wasn't even on the site for the last couple of months you make an alt accounts to give your self agrees what a sad life you live and lol at your comment about gfx hahahahaha XD it kill you that the game get all this praise in gfx your xbox would burn trying running it look untill you show your psn and gowA on it i will never take your alt accounts or your real account seriously and that's why no one here take you seriously too
jeuxvideo.com are the worst gaming website and a true dishonor. 7 they scored Heavy Rain! and much more than that for FF13! this is game journalism nowadays
At least there honest unlike IGN
In France, jeuxvideo.com is considered like a running joke. On the forums we destroy them constantly, their scores are the most illogic we've ever seen on the internet. Few exemples ? Resident Evil 6 (by the Ascension reviewer): 17/20 Lost Odyssey: 11/20 Almost Every Call of Duty: 18/20 Heavy Rain: 15/20 ...
misleading websites like this one have to disappear and forumers distroying them constantly wouldn't help with anything. Boycott is the best way to show disagreement! They dont care what people write they live of number of clicks.
Why does this only get mentiontion when they give low scores to ps3 exclusives? Where were you with this sentiment when they gave the last god of war 9.5??
What is it with you people? Why can't you accept an opinion and move on? There's always some conspiracy involved, whether it's some long term bias or new bias because the website has a new app on xbox or whatnot! Are we only supposed to trust reviewers when they score playstation games highly?
I don't know why this game is getting very low reviews when the technical, artistic, gameplay aspects of this game are spot on. Well, I don't know what version of GoW: Ascencion you guys are playing, but I'm having a blast with it. And I know this is their first time to have online, but I had a great time playing it with a friend (co-op) and against 7 other players (competitive). To each his own, but this score is too low.
Reviews have been all over the place this entire gen. I just buy games I think I will like now and see what the fans think in forums. I've seen games rated far too highly and games rated far too lowly, this would be one of them.
This entire gen... Cmon. Reviews are always all over the place. More and more people are reviewing. But this entire gen... Naw.
Okay most of this gen then.
@VsAssassin Reviewers have been awfully harsh on a few games later in this gen cycle. It's like they only all just decided that we want new IP's, instead of sequels. Funny thing is, military shooters get away with it. I am not saying this reviewer is right or wrong, but I think most people are disappointed in the double standards of reviewers. One moment they want new IP's, and the next they are telling us how innovative "Military shooter 69 " is. Also, I hope that the Xbox fanboys laughing in God Of War reviews aren't forgetting that Gears Judgment comes out in less than a week. Karma is a bitch, so think before you spew crap.
Difference is Xbox fans haven't been throwing gears in playstation fans' faces claiming that playstation doesn't have any games! This is just desserts in my opinion.
This review is just just plain weird. This game deserves at least a 7.5-9.0 in my book but 6.5? You gotta be kidding me.
this reviewer says "less spectacular graphics".....is he blind?
The games camera is awful.
This franchise has the best camera system in the whole genre, because you can actually see from where the hell the enemies are coming from. And not like in most other games in which you can only see what is in front of you, when there are 30 dudes behind you.
Not in this game you can't. The scale of world pushes the camera way too far back and as a result, you lose Kratos in the chaos, not to mention, you get your ass handed to you, because if you don't block/defend in this game, you're absolutely screwed.
tomb raider is average game. this game is good
Tomb Raider is not average
ritsuka.... aka milk guzzler, troll, hater comes out of his cave once again
This game is pure epicness and fun. The sp is your usual GOW formula and the mp is addictive as hell. The best part is that from day one servers were smooth and i didnt have issues which is rare this day in age. Just for the addition of a good mp i would have scored this game higher.
I don't know why people get up in arms over review scores. At the end of the day, it really only matters if YOU enjoy the game and feel that your money was well spent, right? Sure, we want everyone to feel and experiecnce the same thing that we connect to in a game, but everyone has different tastes. And obviously this website is giving a harsh score of 6.5, but for the most part GoW:Ascension is getting 7.5's-8.5's across the board, which aren't bad review scores. But if fanboys don't see a 9 for their favorite franchise, they blame journalists and critics for being biased or some dumb sh*t like that.
people get riled up because there are so many people who see a few low reviews like this for a game and then choose not to buy it. this game is obviously not below average in the game play department. if it has improved GoW 3's game play then it can't be as bad as some of the reviewers are making it. Just because a person thinks they need to rest a franchise for a while, does not mean they should unfairly persecute a game. it should be judged on the game play. 65% is a D. This game does not deserve a near failing grade.
I agree. It's double standards. Games like Call of Duty gets away with sequels and yet other games are attacked for the same thing.
Well, there are those that are easily swayed away froma game because of false statements. Many peole these days are holding off on buying games because of the steep prices. Anyway, I'm going back to playing this game. Its online really shows promise and can still be improved in the next GoW game!
People do not let these reviews sway you. Buy the game, it will be worth it. If you're a fan of GOW, you will love this. And also the opening fight does outdo the poseidon fight.
sux that this game is getting these reviews cause judging by the demo its awesome but since its a ps3 exclusive its "just more of the same" and "nothing inovative" dam idiots its only the second gow game on ps3 but then the next black poops or modern bore fest comes and its nothing but 9's across the boards all i gotta say is F#CK reviewers
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