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God of War Ascension PS3 Review (MasonicGamer)

MasonicGamer.com: In an ideal world God of War Ascension should be a great send off for the PS3, instead it makes us doubtful of Kratos’ future. God of War Ascension isn’t a bad game by any means but unfortunately the series has set some pretty high standards in the past to which this latest entry has difficulty matching. Even in this “watered down” state, God of War Ascension is still worth playing even if it isn’t quiet the killer app it once used to be.

Having played all the previous games before it, going into what is ultimately the sixth entry does put a certain amount of pressure on Ascension to freshen up the experience.

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aquamala1230d ago

agree it's worth playing, but it didn't wow me like GOW3 did, 7-8 is a fair score.

Grimhammer001229d ago

I've only tried mp. But it's amazing! Really deep and gorgeous!

FunAndGun1229d ago

Same here, have only played the MP so far and it is crazy addicting. The maps are outstanding!!!

Heavenly King1229d ago

This game is better than GOW3 in every aspect! anything below 8.5 is just insulting.

Silly gameAr1229d ago (Edited 1229d ago )

Yeah, it's funny how people were like GOW 3 was the meh GOW of the series, then all of a sudden, it's so amazing that GOW Ascension can't compete.

I swear, me and a lot of these reviewers on these smaller sites must be playing a different game because GOW A is just as good as the others if not better so far.

lol from the article

"Even in this “watered down” state, God of War Ascension is still worth playing even if it isn’t quiet the killer app it once used to be."

Isn't "quiet" the killer app you say? Well aren't you quiet the critic.

Good_Guy_Jamal1229d ago (Edited 1229d ago )

are these the same people who gave gow 3 a 92 meta score or are we talking about the few who didn't review it well and now we're pretending that was everybody?
How did gow 3 get a 92 metacritic if people were calling it the meh of the series? How did it get critical acclaim if its only now just "suddenly" amazing so they can pit up against Ascension? Please I really want to know.

Ezz20131229d ago

@good_guy_jamal

dude it doesn't matter what they give to older gow games

what matter now is this game which every one is loveing it so far and think it better than 3 in every way possible
even the reviews say it have better gfx and gameplay and puzzles and story is the longest
and they love the MP
yet some of them complain about kratos not being angry (when that what they were crying about in god of war 3..that kratos being too angry)

they cry about trophy ...for the love of god a trophy ?!!!

again stop trying to force your opinion on every one who disagree with a review

moegooner881229d ago (Edited 1229d ago )

I am 5 hours into the game and I am loving it. The combat is fluid and much more refined than in the previous entries, the elemental magic implementation in the blade attacks, as well as the rage meter and the secondary weapons really freshen up what I felt was a tiresome and repetitive combat system.

Platforming is also vastly improved, there is a level in the game at the top of a mountain , with some of the best platforming sections I have played in a long time. Puzzles are also abundant and imho represent the highlight of the series in this aspect. Boss battles are limited , but epic nonetheless. Level design is top notch, the top of the mountain one, is arguably the best I have seen in a GOW game.

GOWA is a COMPLETELY different game than GOW3, it is hands down the entry with the most variety, while remaining true to the series roots. The problem with many of the reviews I read is that they read too much like a GOWA- GOW3 comparison, rather than a review of the game itself.

Bobertt1229d ago

Well the tag line for ascension is "Before he was a god. he was a man." So making the game feel mortal is what i think they set out to do. Its still amazing but its a prequel it would be weird if kratos was way better before he was a god.

Sketchy_Galore1229d ago

It's still all very civil here but here's my prediction for the future of this comment thread.

Killrasasin802 - stupid revewe this game is the best game I ever plaid

SensibleJoe - I have to agree with this review. I love GOW but this one just didn't do it for me. There wasn't really anything wrong with it but it really felt like the game was retreading very familiar ground.

Pokeman29 - Go away troll

SonysuxXboxrulz - Joe is rite. I was hoping this game was good so I could play it on my PS3 but it turns out it sucks and is the worst game ever witch is sad becase Sony really needs some good games becase the PS3 has no games.

Deathmonkey - You don't own a PS3. You said so in a comment you made two hours ago. Why do you bother wasting your time like this?

SonysuxXboxrulz - Typical. The SDF out in full forse. This sight is so full of fanboys its annoying. You can't say one negitive thing about a Sony game without you fanboys atacking.

Skate-AK1229d ago

You just made foreshadowing an art. Bubz for funny.

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