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God of War: A’s Trials of Archimedes “Will Still be Hard on Hard,” Update on PSN Release Soon

There was a little bit of outcry when Todd Papy announced that a patch was being worked on to make the much maligned Trials of Archimedes easier. If you haven’t listened to it yet, Sebastian goes off a little bit on the matter during this week’s Bad Gamers, but basically the consensus is that if it was made to be hard, it shouldn’t be toned down.
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Wedge191195d ago

Well, at least the challenge can still somewhat remain... but still. There wasn't a patch to make Demon's Souls easier....

AsimLeonheart1194d ago (Edited 1194d ago )

Santa Monica crumbled under pressure of all the gamer outcry. Man, it wasnt even that hard; just a little challenging. I died 3 times but then I was forced to rethink my options and strategies when brute force wasnt working. I realized I wasnt using the two abilities of creating a clone and stopping time at all. I started using them in the 4th try and I was able to clear it with almost full health. Gamers have become such pussies these days. What would these guys do in the NES and SNES days when we had to complete the whole game without any checkpoints or save points, in a single playthrough with limited number of lives and continues.

Dir_en_grey1194d ago (Edited 1194d ago )

It's more like the reviewers giving games a bad score because of the difficulty making it hard for them to finish their reviews on time.

Usually gamers paid for a game and they have no problem going through trial and error even if they died a couple of times.

But the random reviewer who does it as a chore have the "voice" at the end of the day because that's just what most people read before they buy the game.

It will be sad if all developers now design and make games for "reviewers" instead of "gamers".
And any random guy can be a "game reviewer" is the problem IMO.

Sure you might have a decent news site, and you get those review copies and feel like you have a duty to put out a review to get as many hits as possible... but at least have the decency of giving it to somebody that actually knows and plays and likes the genre to review it, and they should AT LEAST be averagely skilled at the genre, not SUCK at it. (And seriously most reviewers out there should just swallow their pride and play on Easy because they really suck and aren't qualified to even review the games IMO)

It's a problem that probably won't be solved, but these type of reviewers are really the cancer of the industry.

How about somebody make a meta critic review site to review the game reviewers in the industry, it'll most likely blow up.

Sharius1194d ago

That why i more into user review on gamefaqs than those so call reviewer, atleast they are true gamer and they tell me what they really feel about game

Wedge191194d ago

@Dir_en_grey. When I play games for myself, I always play on the hardest difficulty available, but when I am doing a review, I will always just play through the game on normal. It's not worth possibly getting stuck, or reviewing a game based on a difficulty that a lot of people don't end up playing (or don't play first).

TrendyGamers1195d ago

Good, gotta keep Hard hard.

Foolsjoker1195d ago

Well only if you want to make people happy..

dbjj120881195d ago

As related as it's ever gonna be.

Silly gameAr1195d ago (Edited 1195d ago )

Man, I'm starting my second playthrough on hard and I'm not really looking forward to that trail. It was frustrating on normal so I'll be lucky if my controller survives this time. I was damn close to throwing it through my tv, but I finally made it on my 5th try.

I'm trying to make it there before the patch though, so I can test my GOW mettle. Since it's going to stay hard on hard, then I guess I don't have anything to moan about.

PirateThom1195d ago

You can also cancel when it asks if you want to patch or delete the update data if you want to try it out anyway.

GribbleGrunger1195d ago

Don't forget to turn off auto update patching if you have PS+

VonBraunschweigg1195d ago

5th try. On normal.

I think that says it all. People nowadays expect to just walk through games like it was a walk in the park. No challenge, no need to master the mechanics, the moves, what's handy when and what's not.

Then there's a difficulty spike, not uncommon at the end of a game. And than it happens. No health chests, no saving, too many enemies! Help! Four times already!

Never learned to use finishers, never learned the effects the blade elements have on the colour of the orbs. In Ascencion, you can play half the game not using health chests if you know what you're doing, and on Normal all you have to do is mash those buttons.

It's not meant personal, but when I read you almost went berserk because you had to play a section only five times I just couldn't help but reply, see it more as a complaint against the state of decay Gaming is getting consumed by.

Simon_Brezhnev1194d ago

I had a hard time at first because i love to play reckless then i thought about the Hercules fight and remembered i got to be patient. lol

Silly gameAr1194d ago

umm, Playing it 5 times wasn't the reason I almost went berserk. It was making it to the Centaur almost every time, to end up dying because I rolled into one of the spiked walls that almost drove me berserk.

I have no problem with being challenged, but I just considered that a cheap death. Not really sure what part of my comment gave the impression that I don't like a challenging game. If that was the case, I would have gave up on Demon's Souls and it wouldn't be one of my favorite games of this gen. I dread the trails on hard, but that doesn't mean that I'm not hyped about beating it on hard.

Sorry that a moment of anger at a part of a game added to the state of decay that's consuming the gaming world.

By the way, I'm pretty sure I know a good deal about the GOW series since I plated every game in the series and going for my GOW A plat.

Deputydon1194d ago

I don't understand this. I beat the Trials on normal the first try. All you do is use the fire blades till you max your rage bar, then switch to the soul blades and finish the enemies off. You get health orbs for killing enemies with the soul blades. Problem solved, unlimited health.

BlaqMagiq241194d ago

I beat it on my first try and completely forgot about the Soul blades lol. Glad to see someone else didn't have a problem. I just couldn't see where the "hard" part was.

LeoDDestroyer1194d ago

Souls blades don't give you much health orbs on hard especially on that part. Square, square, triangle on the other hand is very good at that part.

Deputydon1194d ago

You get enough health orbs to help. I beat it on hard no problem.

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JW10801195d ago

It was the hardest and most frustrating part but I managed to get past it. All I can say is keep trying and use your magic wisely. First half of the trial is the hardest part.I was jumping for joy on the inside when I cleared it. Took me a bunch of tries too. Don't give up or wait for the patch.

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