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Reviews On The Run: God of War Ascension Review

Victor and Scott climb to new heights in God Of War: Ascension

Scott gives it a 5/10. Victor gives it a 7/10.

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Gaming1011652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

These are the same two guys who gave Star Wars Force Unleashed, that glitch filled boring pile of garbage that doesn't hold a candle to God of War, a 10 out of 10... both of them... they couldn't be more bought than a hooker's enthusiasm.

j-blaze1652d ago

good review, oh man this game is one of the most disappointing games this year veeeeery sad

andibandit1652d ago

True,

it dosn't feel like the other GOW at all...to bad i had high hopes for the game but most things were concluded in GOW3, so i guess this was to try and milk us for more cash.

The_Infected1651d ago

I don't really like the game that much to be honest. MP isn't nothing great either.

Skips1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Naw dude, Metal Gear Rising was the most disappointing game of the year. That game was SOOOOOOOOO meh! No doubt Bayonetta 2 will be just as mediocre if it's ANYTHING like the first.

You can't blame them though, Platinum Games just aren't as talented devs compared to SSM. They probably should ask SSM for some advice on how to make enjoyable games! Because their recent titles have been kinda lackluster. Sega knows this as well considering they didn't even want to fund Bayonetta 2 because they know it'll flop just like the first. lol

PockyKing1652d ago

Sorry, but no. This game is not a 5 out 10, just a straight up hit baiting review or clearly written as an opinion. Not being a fanboy or any of that shit, but 5/10 is for games like Aliens Colonial Marines, that are ugly, un-playable at times and so on. God of War: A is none of that. This is why reviews from around the net are so fucked up.

TrendyGamers1652d ago

This isn't a written review, it's a video review.

And it's just reviewing the single player, they'll have a multiplayer review on Friday.

Ezz20131652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

every huge AAA game will always have a review the ask for hit's

uncharted , halo , gears, killzone .etc of tons and tons of games got the 4-5 score

that was a given... some people are soo desperate for hits they will do any thing
the best thing that you can do is just ignore them and enjoy the games

LOGICWINS1652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

For anyone who wants perspective, GOW1 got a 9.5, GOW2 got a 10, Chains of Olympus got a 10.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

God of War: Collection got a 9.5 and GOW3 got a 9.

Ezz2013, don't you find it funny that these people didn't want hits from 2005-2010, but all of a sudden in 2013 they give GOW: Ascension a 6 for the very sake of getting hits..weird.

PockyKing1652d ago

Like I said above, these reviews must be merely based on the opinion of the author, and not the actual quality of the game. Which I wouldn't care if this was a personal blog review, that's fine. But if you're going to post it here, on N4G, it's for hits and misleads viewers/readers whatever into thinking this isn't a quality game when it sure as hell doesn't deserve a 5/10.

Ezz20131652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

i never heard of them untill i saw this review

so them giving those games those scores didn't make any one notice them or even care
since every one know god of war games are always top notch
so they do this so ppl give them hits

and this is either as good or better than gow 2
and it's much better than 3 in every thing
the final battle ...is just @[email protected] F amazing
this game is 9 - 9.5/10 at best for me
BTW LOGIC have you played the game yet ?!

do you think halo 4 is a 2/10 game ?!
http://n4g.com/news/1114582...

do you think gears 3 is a 6.5/10 game ?!
http://www.gamecritics.com/...

do you think uncharted 3 a 4/10 game ?!
http://n4g.com/news/880938/...

do you get my point or i should go on ?!

LOGICWINS1652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

"Like I said above, these reviews must be merely based on the opinion of the author, and not the actual quality of the game."

"Quality" is extremely subjective. I've enjoyed the GOW franchise for many years, yet I have friends that believe the series is overrated. Different strokes for different folks.

"since every one know god of war games are always top notch.."

Yeeaaa...that part of your comment more or less confirms that there really isn't a point in arguing with you. I think you totally missed the point of my comment.

And no, I haven't played the game yet. Don't see what that has to do with anything seeing as I haven't criticized the game at all aside from praising the demo.

Even if I had played the game and thought it was an 11/10, I wouldn't jump down the throat of anyone who thought it was a 5/10...or even a 3/10.

EDIT: I think the worth of a game depends on a persons taste/preference. Thats the only "point" your proving to me right now.

Ezz20131652d ago

@LOGIC i was asking you since you were hyped about it
nothing more
so i thought i would like to know your opinion
i wasn't jumping down your throat or any thing

LOGICWINS1652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

No harm, no foul. The "jumping down your throat" wasn't in reference to you specifically. It was a general example that I was making.

EDIT: Btw, let me make a counterargument

Do you think Halo 4 is a 10 game?

Do you think Gears 3 is a 10 game?

Do you think Uncharted 3 is a 10 game?

The recurring point I'm making is that anyone(depending on their own unique preferences) can easily justify giving these games anywhere between a 1/10 to a 10/10. Nothing is set in stone.

Jek_Porkins1652d ago

This is N4G, no Sony game can score poorly unless the site is being paid off by Microsoft or looking for hits!

JaredH1652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

It's a Canadian TV show that's been airing for the past 10 years so I doubt they need internet hits.

I'm 100% sure that the person who posted this just did it for hits on this site though. That's why he chose Scott's score of 5 and not Victor's score that was 7 of 10.

chaos-lockheart1652d ago

@LOGICWINS

If your a game reviewer you cant use what you like to judge a game. If a judge judged someone based on his likes or dislikes of this person, then a lot of people will go to jail.

LOGICWINS1652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

"I'm 100% sure that the person who posted this just did it for hits on this site though. That's why he chose Scott's score of 5 and not Victor's score that was 7 of 10."

Yes, thats for certain. The person who posted this should have taken the average of both reviews(6/10). The 5/10 was put instead to create controversy among the N4G community. Reviews on the Run however doesn't need the exposure since, as you said, they've been on for a decade.

"If a judge judged someone based on his likes or dislikes of this person, then a lot of people will go to jail."

Ummm.. that DOES happen. Uve never heard of judges being paid off to sway a case in someone elses favor? Judges can easily make your life a living hell if they choose to(whether they don't like you or are getting paid off etc).

In MOST cases, what stops judges from doing that are WRITTEN texts such as precedents established in past law cases, the Bill of Rigths/Constitution etc.

In the world of game reviews, there is no WRITTEN guideline that EVERY game reviewer has to follow.

Jobesy1652d ago

I picked up Ascension today, it's really not a good game, at least an hour in so far. The other GOW games were all amazing, but this one feels shallow, hollow and boring.

The graphics and sound are all AAA but everything else is weak. SSM dropped the ball on this one big time. I'm not sure if Sony forced them to make this game, but it feels that way. So far it's a 6.5/10 for me and I'm finding it hard to recommend this game to any GOW fan.

Reviewers aren't being haters on this one, it's genuinly not that good.

SDF Repellent1652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

I like your detective work Logicwins. Even though I disagree with the scores because after playing the first 2 hours of the game, it is least an 8 for me thus far. But how could someone claim they are bias when it is an opinion from one of the reviewer? Their review history has shown, courtesy of Logicwins, they love the series as a whole but one guy is just tired of the series. Others diehard fans that still love the series will think otherwise. Works both ways.

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come_at_me_bro1652d ago

Your attitude is way worse than any "hit bait" review ever written. Okay, so a game automatically gets what score for being playable? A 7/10 at least? An 8/10? What is "fair" to you? Gaming criticism is not miles behind criticism of other mediums because of advertising or fanboyism but because there is no room for actual criticism. A game doesn't get a free pass for being "playable" (defined as: working, minimal or unnoticeable glitches, responsiveness, et cetera) nor for being pretty. The criticisms aired in this review are valid: they feel this game is a mailed in and uninspired entry to a series they love. What is "fucked up" about that? In any other medium, this would be a perfectly fair assessment. A 5/10 is a fair score for such feelings (a 5/10 should not be reserved for "unplayable" games, that's a score like a 2 or a 3, 5/10 should be average or okay).

LOGICWINS1652d ago (Edited 1652d ago )

I agree. To ME and you, a 5/10 means "mediocre".

To OTHERS, a 5/10 means "unplayable"

THIS is why we can NEVER have an objective review since everyone doesn't review games on the same terms.

Whats becoming apparent to me(on N4G at least) is that "objective reviews" and "reviews that I agree" with are the same thing. Its almost as if people want reviews not for the reviewers' opinions, but to justify the pre-existing of opinions they have. In essence, they want it to be like North Korea where everyone has to agree with each other and there is ZERO individuality. Very odd phenomenon.

joab7771652d ago

Its absurd...and he bad mouthed his ex wife..uh oh! Anyway, more of the same means more God of War this gen before next gen and thats a great thing. It simply isnt boring. Yeah, it takes a slight hit in that it isnt a continuation and i dont knkw yet but i imagine all my questions wont be answered. But, mp could be alot of fun and even if it isnt, i get more GoW, which again is awesome. Maybe it feels repetitive because of the psp games and hd collections but i have only played GoW3 this gen, so i am loving it.

Its a tough time right now ith dead space 3, crysis 3, metal gear rising, God of war and gears of war. And, as i thought, the sequels are getting killed by fresh ips like ni no kuni, tomb raider (which is a fresh take) and bioshock (yes i can call this a win already). Gamers are getting tired of sequels and i bet even gears will get hit hard by reviewers. But, God of War is a solid 8.5 for me and i havnt touched mp yet.

ritsuka6661651d ago

Sorry, but no. This game is not a 5 out 10,"

You can't really say a game doesn't deserve a certain score because everyone has different opinions. For me its at least a 6/10, for you it's a 9/10.

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Root1652d ago

Right but I bet you guys will give the next Mario game or COD game a near perfect score /s

Y_51501652d ago

I severely disagree with this review. QTE are perfect for God of War, fixed camera is a part of God of War. I like how they show you the environment when you enter it, it shows what your up against .

Plagasx1652d ago

Low score review?

Here, have Over 100 comments.

Bathyj1652d ago

Are you surprised or just stating the obvious?

They do it for attention and they get it.

The game looks good, plays good and sounds good.
A 5 is a broken unplayable mess and this isnt even close to that.
No one seriously thinks this game is worth a 5.

Fez1652d ago

5 cannot be used for a broken unplayable mess because then you've just chucked out scores 0-4. Everyone on here should realise by now that simple maths shows that 5 is the mid-point of a 10-point scale... i.e. average a.k.a not bad a.k.a not great... just okay.

Surely someone's semi-objective/subjective review of a game could lead to them just thinking, meh?

Kran1652d ago

Well played sir, well played.

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