Submitted by Sidology 374d ago | opinion piece

A PlayStation 4 version of God of War: Ascension is a dumb idea

Save/Continue writes: There’s a rumor going around that God of War: Ascension might be getting a PlayStation 4 release in the near future, with (at the very least) updated graphical assets. The possibility exists that there may be other goodies lying in wait tied to its release, but no matter what, it’s a dumb idea to even consider putting this game on the Sony‘s new platform. (God of War: Ascension, PS3, PS4)

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Tripe_Down  +   374d ago
i agree, all leaks are complete bullshit ... confirmed by a look on the last years xD
mikeslemonade  +   374d ago
Nope. It's credible when they have been basically
thus far correct.
NewMonday  +   374d ago
God of War: Ascension for the PS3 was a bad idea
Magicite  +   373d ago
Ive just bought the game for my PS3, hope its not coming to PS4, they should focus on new games.
nope111  +   374d ago
Applejack  +   374d ago
Most fans that I talk to would rather have a GOW3 remake than an Ascension one.
Palitera  +   374d ago
Agreed, but I wouldn't call it stupid.

It is profitable, probably VERY profitable, therefore clever.
Raf1k1  +   374d ago
I don't remember Ascension doing as well as GoW3 critically or in sales. If it's profit they're after then GoW3 makes more sense.
Palitera  +   374d ago
Surely there is a reason behind this, if it is true. Maybe the assets are ready or closer to it, IDK, but surely there's something.
Baka-akaB  +   374d ago
I doubt it would be that profitable unless a mix of sort of Gow 3/ascension is done , at least
morganfell  +   374d ago
Ascension is the best title for the PS4. Sony obviously wants to show off the prowess of the PS4 plus introduce the gameplay to numerous fans making their first outing on the PlayStation.

GOW1, 2, COO, and GOS, all would require the game to be built from the ground up. Basically an entire dev team committed for over a year and a half. Ascension is ready made to port over quite quickly by a small team.

GOW3 would put players into the end game of the series not only leaving a lot of players wondering why as the backstory isn't completely filled in by 3 alone. Also it would ruin major story lines if players chose to go back and play those other 4 titles. GOWA can be played without a great deal of background as well as not ruining every major plot point in previous games.
Omegasyde  +   374d ago
When you put it that way it does make sense. But I do not like this trend of "releasing games that people may of missed...."

Now instead of a remaster/re-release, I think a re-imagining or "side" sequel would be a better option. In my opinion (I speak only for myself) - I believe that Sony is playing it too safe.
morganfell  +   374d ago
Still with a side game or reimagining you are talking about whole level design, recording audio, new models, etc etc. I understand perfectly what you are saying but this was ther least expensive route in terms of manpower, time, and funds.

I think the fight with Hercules in GOW3 was the biggest mistake ever made in the series. Hercules should have called Kratos brother and walked saying "I have my own fight with the gods". After all, Hercules is the last person Hera would have on her side and as the son of Zeus having been continually played by the gods Hercules had his own scores to settle. So much of Kratos was taken from the Hercules myth.

SSM could have rolled the Hercules legends into an entire series of games. After all, the 12 Labors alone are a gold mine of material.
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mediate-this  +   374d ago
Gow gameplay is so stale, it was alright in gow3 but playing ascension they should have tweaked it somehow. Ascension will just be graphics demo
UltraNova  +   374d ago
I have to agree with Omega here. Sony is playing it safe and I dont blame them for this. They need a steady stream of releases until they can bring us the heavy hitters.

What they should be doing though is a deal with Square to remaster FF7 and games of the old days in fullHD/60fps, not 1-2 year old games we all played at this point.

As for a Hercules games by Santa M, that would be pretty interesting if they manage to give that game a distinct feel from GoW.
Monolith  +   374d ago
I thought ascension was an excellent game. More simple than 3 but I highly enjoyed it front start to finish. Multiplayer was fantastic. I would love for this game to be remastered for ps4. If only they remastered 3 and ascension in the same package. Instant buy. Really I just want them to bring the multiplayer though. That was the best and I truly feel everyone should atleast try it.
ginsunuva  +   374d ago
GoW3 remake?

We just played it 4 years ago.
gameon1985  +   374d ago
man this has been one slow ass gaming news day. the biggest news of the day so far was fake E3 leaked rumors
GamersHeaven  +   374d ago
I agree if true its the worst one in the series remaking it would be a waste of time and money.TLOU will get people re-buy and people who haven't had the chance to play it on the PS3 to purchase on the the PS4 GOW Ascension is the complete opposite.
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Bitsnark  +   374d ago
Ergh, a remake of a last gen stopgap title.

It would be like MS redoing Gears of War: Judgment for the Xbox One.

Terrible idea.
Palitera  +   374d ago
Kind of, but Ascension is still an amazing game. I wouldn't say the same about the last Gears...
matrixman92  +   374d ago
I thought they were both pretty bad
TheDevKit  +   374d ago
I'm thinking the Gears community found Judgement to be more disappointing than the GoW community found Ascension to be.
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TheDevKit  +   374d ago
I'd rather have Gears 3.
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Baccra17  +   374d ago
Damn, so true it hurts!
Omegasyde  +   374d ago
Good example.

Ironically they were both needless "prequels" and released within weeks of each other.
D3ATH_DRIV3R_777  +   374d ago
This is a idea that i don't support sony with on! if it was a new GOW, then i have no problem with it.
BlackTar187  +   374d ago
I hope this is wrong. GoW ascension isn't a good enough title to demand a ps4 re-release. Unless it's part of a pack and even then i'm a bit upset since that pack was just out on pS3
WeAreLegion  +   374d ago
It doesn't make any sense to me. It's the worst God of War game. God of War III would be a much better decision. I'm doubting an HD remake of any God of War game though.
Myst-Vearn  +   374d ago
New GoW would be best
lonelyplayer  +   374d ago
I'd buy it. I have a ps3 but I will never buy for it.
spoonard  +   374d ago
I'd be happy with it. I liked Ascension just fine. I'd really rather see a God of War 4 though. :-)
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twdll  +   374d ago
Bad idea. Agreed.
Bathyj  +   374d ago
Yeah, Im with the title on this one. I'm not against remakes at all. I enjoyed Tombraider and I cant wait for The Last of Us, but Ascension, while a competent game already felt like one God of War too far.

Make an Ultimate GoD pack with all the games like the Metal Gear Solid one on PS3 and dont charge full price for it and it will be a bit easier to swallow, but I'm going to pass on this one.
Dlacy13g  +   374d ago
I have to agree... it would be like MS making an HD version of Gears of War Judgement. Its the worst selling, least liked of the franchise...why would you spend money to have it put on a console with an even smaller base?
theshredded  +   374d ago
no it is not moneywise and i plan on buying it
summer would be great with the drought in games
but a dumb idea is metro redux.that game has no replay value whatsoever and mass effect trilogy...who would want to play older games knowing that s new one is in development
now Bioshock trilogy is a great idea
PortStation 4.
masterfox  +   374d ago
I'm looking forward for God of War III and Ascension in 1080p and 60 fps. Not only one game.
KwietStorm  +   374d ago
Yea it is.
FunAndGun  +   374d ago
Don't really care about Ascension for SP, but I would buy it on PS4 for the MP alone.

The MP in Ascension is original, chaotic, brutal, and just plain fun!
Cryptcuzz  +   374d ago
Pour resources into making a new God of War game instead.
God of War 4 or give me nothing.
Relientk77  +   374d ago
God of War Ascension can come to PS4, but I'm not buying it
mochachino  +   374d ago
Not at $30 if you've never played it like me.
XxExacutionerxX  +   374d ago
Put Beyond Two Souls on the PS4, that game didn't sell very well on ps3 and it has some of the best looking graphics on a console from last gen. I really would like Heavy Rain on the PS4 but the game is too old.
Gore-Content  +   374d ago
Oh, shut up..... *facepalm
leahcim  +   374d ago
Yes a really dumb idea.

Please Sony do not do this.
Fixay  +   374d ago
i don't think it's stupid
Omegasyde  +   374d ago
I would rather have a Socom 1, Socom 2, Socom 3, Socom Combined Assault with maps from Socom Confrontation.

Basically all Socoms in one package but the PSP and the atrocious Socom 4 titles.
KontryBoy706  +   374d ago
it IS dumb. GOW 3 would have been a better rumor
LOL_WUT  +   373d ago
This one just screams money grab hopefully this rumor is fake
Blink_44  +   374d ago
Maybe they'll release GoW 3&Ascension together on one disc for ps4.
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