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God of War: Ascension review | Thunderbolt

Richard Wakeling, Thunderbolt:
God of War: Ascension feels like the by-product of a generation that has gone on for far too long. After God of War III wrapped up the trilogy, Ascension attempts to bleed the well of Greek mythology dry even further. The third prequel in the series - and first not on a handheld device - Kratos’ latest violent adventure could be best described as unnecessary without causing too much fuss. With Zeus and his holy pals put on the backburner till later in the timeline, our angry antihero feels less motivated than he was in his rage-fuelled quest for revenge in God of War III - an aspect that’s unfortunately reflected in the game design in what is a fairly by-the-numbers affair.

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fabod861196d ago

This game may not be the best of the series but for sure it's not a 6.

Irishguy951196d ago

Why not? It's level design is supposed to have gone backwards along with taking out the multiple weapons.

yesmynameissumo1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

Its level design hasn't taken steps backwards. But I only know this from actually playing it. If you're a fan of God of War, you have nothing to worry about. The game is fantastic.

Skips1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

Because the general public doesn't think it's a 6 and people like it? LMFAO

GameStop Buyers: 8.7 / 10
http://www.gamestop.com/ps3...

Amazon Buyers: 4.3 / 5
http://www.amazon.com/God-W...

Metacritic: 8 / 10
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

grayfoxx8811196d ago

What's the point of commenting when you haven't played the game? It's bad enough having to read greenpowerz horrible troll comments, but now we have yours as well.

fabod861196d ago

Ehm did you play the previous games? I don't thik so or you would have realized that the secondary weapons are pretty useless(90% of the game you use the blades). Changing the elemental power of the blades in Ascensione make the gameplay more various, you can differentiate the combos without brake them.
Everyone is prasing the gameplay for being the best of the series so leave it from the flaws.

ILive1195d ago

The multiple wealons arent there because this is before god of war 1.

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Ezio20481196d ago

looks like this site needs some hits.......

DivineAssault 1196d ago

i dont want this game yet but i do want it.. I know its still a great game but after playing 3, its pretty hard to imagine a plot that can topple it

dafegamer1196d ago

gow 4 on better hardware would be more epic

Monolith1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

Playing ascension right now. I got to say its better than 3 from my perspective. The multiplayer it fun and addicting once you level up a bit. Single player is intriguing and keeps you wanting more. Definently loving the game. Well time to get back to it!
On a second note
I would probably give it a 9/10 from what I've played so far.

Simon_Brezhnev1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

The story is not as good but everything else is pretty much better. The multiplayer alone i would give this game a 9/10. The boss battles are some of the best of all the GOW games. He doesnt have a lot of weapons i guess because its a prequel.

madduey1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

After competing it today I still found myself wanting more so that to me is the mark of a good game.
Some moments in it were epic the games scale is massive the only thing I felt was a little lacking was story. Very little dialogue and the pacing was a little off.
It's no GOW3 but to be fair that had all the other games build up to that final game!. No denying ascension is a stunning game and the combats more fluid than ever but I still can't help but feel something was missing..
I don't like to give scores to a game as its entirely based on 1 persons expectations and a persons enjoyment.
My opinion is if you love the series you have to buy it if your a fan but don't own any of the other games then rent it I got a solid 8 hours play through on hard got about 60% trophies so I've still got another play through at least. Then there's multiplayer to have a rip on. Bottom line it's well worth a play and Kratos' final outing on the PS3 may not be his finest but still holds its own...

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MrDead1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

If I had a crappy little blog site like this I would score the game way under 6 (even though I love the game). Your aspirations are far too low.

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