Hype is already reaching astronomical levels, but is there reason to be concerned about how God of War 3 will be received?
It's great that you put this under the 360 section,even though it's clear that your trolling is only meant for the Ps3 exclusive that is God of War III
The sections have been fixed. I thought you were supposed to flag it for all systems discussed and since RE5 is on 360, I figured I'd tag it. Apologies.
The author has a valid point, with this much hype it can't meet expectations...
I had insane hype for GOW2. Enough to save up money for PS3 because back then we all thought it would be a PS3 game. In the end i played GOW2 on my PS3 and i wasn't disappointed one bit in fact GOW2 was superior to GOW1. WOW so a sequel can be superior to its prequel? According to this guy it can't and i also remember sony marketing the hell out of that game too. This guy is just talking out of his arse. Everyone knows the RE5 issue was strictly related to the controls. We all thought progressing into next gen the controls would have been better but we were wrong. GOW does not have that problem so your RE5 syndrome theory is fvkin useless. If you don't want to get hyped for GOW3 then don't get hyped but getting pissed off when people get hyped for one of the greatest games of the PS2 era is stupid. On a side note. I don't know why people hate QTE's so much. I fvkin love them. In RE5 QTE's suck cus they were during cut scenes. But in GOW QTE's are during combat and they are done to pull off cool finishers. If you don't want to pull off a finisher you still have the option to defeat the enemy regular combat. Only boss battles require QTE finishes
if you can stick out the controls in RE5 then u'll understand why the game is a good step forward from RE4 (not a great step)...but the hype for some games does end up hurting them a lot more...did Haze really deserve a 4/10?? looll I doubt it...the hype factor ends up killing review scores most of the time (except for GTA4...wayyyy too overrated)... God of War 2 was hyped up to be PS2's greatest game...and in my opinion it was...and now God of War 3 is going to be put in the same situation and God of War 3 will meet or surpass all expectations especially since it has at least 8-12 months before the game is ready to be shipped (look at the quality already) Also...it is funny how PS3 games are the overhyped games but when 360 games fail to meet review expectations no1 says anything...these articles are really biased against Sony
QTE's are better than watching, straight-up scripted video sequences.
GOW3 will be the best GOW title yet! At least it sounds that way from interviews where they said they're now implementing ideas too ambitious for PS2. That said it still will get bashed for being a PS3 game. All PS3 games are nitpicked to death. Look at Killzone 2, fantastic game that constantly gets double standards. Killzone 2 gets crap for being great and people just don't want to justify purchasing a PS3 because of their hate for it. I can see it now... "God of War 3 feels like a God of War game so it's not revolutionary" "We don't like new mechanics in GOW3" "Bayonetta blows GOW3 out of the water" "GOW3 isn't PS3's savior" "GOW3 is the next PS3 flop?" "GOW3 with anything and a question mark"
That's right 360. Think about MGS4 with QTE's then they wouldn't call it a movie anymore(like it was ever one to begin with). People complain both ways, "Too much QTEs" or "Too much movie sequence". Well which one do you want?
"Will GoW3 be fun? Abso-friggin-lutely. I have the utmost faith in Ready at Dawn Studios to make a fantastic product that is not only drop dead gorgeous, but fluid and engaging as well." Are these people retarded? Ready At Dawn isn't making God of War 3. I love how user blogs are now considered "articles" or "news". If you're a true God of War fan, why the hell would you want the gameplay changed? Everything in the previous two was perfect. What'd you want, a God of War FPS? Over the shoulder view? Zero. That's how much credibility TGR has now after reading this.
Man i must have missed the ready at dawn part...sigh
There's a few fundamental flaws. Or rather one important one. Res went from a horror game to a action game but it kept the same controls that it had. Controls that don't cut it in the action adventure genre. That was the major point against Res5 along with looking and playing almost the exact same. We can't say the same thing about GoW3 we've seen one leaked cell phone quality vid that lasted 50 seconds showing some gameplay. That's it. We haven't really saw any of the levels, puzzles or boss fights. The things GoW is known for. GoW2 was better than the original because it's combat was a bit deeper, the puzzles were better and there was bigger and more boss fights. It just grew in grandeur presentation and execution. Lets wait until after we see more footage before we go hopping to conclusions that GoW3 will be stale. Specially when they talk about revamping the combat system and weapon system.
Damn can people for once stop making stuff up as they go? As a journalist you should know to stick to the facts even in your rants. "The same thing is going to happen with God of War 3. Consider what we have seen thus far from GoW3. A few really cool videos have been released to whet our appetites, and everything looks fantastic, except for one thing. ----->All of those amazing stunts, and over-the-top kills? They’re all still obviously Quick-Time-Events <----. Is there anything more stale and played out than Quick-Time-Events?" How in the h3ll did he come to that? ALL the stunts? Ok so you've played the game and know this for a fact right? No? Then be so kind and STFU.
The beta doesn't even exist and he already "knows" that we're going to be disappointed. That article gave me the runs. I think I'm going to block that article. And report it as lame.. to which the mods will do nothing.
Still to this day. But again, when theres nothing else to cover for the 360 game related. Why not revert to the favorite N4G pass time of complaining about PS3 exclusives. That you will never get to play.
Dark General I feel has hit the nail on the head. If a sequel improves upon the predecessor but retains the feel of the originals, thats fine by me. I have beef with RE because, as much as I love RE4... well, we've seen the gameplay and controls done BETTER in other recent titles such as Dead Space. RE lost its identity to me. It's still a fun game in coop, but no where near as great as RE4 or past RE's IMHO. To already start a FUD campaign against GoW3 is just disappointing frankly.
Once again n4g proves it is home the the dumbest and most idiotic ps3 fanboys ever. Its not like sony doesnt have a history of over hyping and waaaaaaaaaaaay under delievering. No I'm being a fanboy cause Halo 3 was over hyped too. However this article really would apply to any major release no matter what system its on. Companies seem to always over hype there games now a days. That being said I'd enjoyed RE5 and sure I'll enjoy GooW3 too
Can you explain to me how Sony is "overhyping" anything right now about God of War? A Gameawards teaser, ONE trailer, and a behind closed doors tech demo of the engine at GDC? How is that "overhyping?" Once again, people need to step back and learn that 99% of HYPE comes from excited and talkative fans and mainly the MEDIA. It's their JOB to HYPE things so they can get HITS and thus REVENUE. They are a business built on hype. Smart gamers will step back and temper their expectations. For instance... Killzone 2? Great looking game. I knew it was going to be a great looking game, but I wasn't going to fool myself into thinking it will sell 15,000,0000 copies on day one or be some gameplay revelation. It was a solid, well made, FUN shooter. Only fools eat the media hype or think what they read on a forum translates to the game community at large. I have yet to be let down this gen with titles personally. The biggest letdown for ME this gen so far has been RE5. Your mileage will vary. The MEDIA has a history of WAAYYY OVERHYPING, then they complain when the games don't meet THEIR OWN inflated expectations. Stop falling for it, many of us learned this back in the SNES era.
RE5 controls I just did not like, actually all RE game controls have not been the best however that is a different genre survival horror which Capcom will surely fix because they are that damn good. Now onto GOW3. Seriously if it is a highres version of the first 2 games I'll take it. The execution for this games is made for the next gen and you were getting a next gen type game on PS2 hardware now they have to visually wow us and I'll be happy because like Ninja Gaiden the controls are perfect and Mario for that matter. It's one of those games that was nailed the first time no need to be tinkered with like Mario just update and innovate where the tech lets you and some things for the 6axis like folklore will allow this game to be the best action game along side NG2 or maybe above it.
Who is the lead producer for GOW3? I loved GOd of War 1 ever since I got the demo from Playstation Underground and played it so many times before the release. When it came out, I bought it day one and played it a hella lot. Then GOW2 was announced...and also announced was that Jaffe wouldnt be lead producer anymore. Instead, Cory Barlog took Jaffe's place. And I loved GOW2 and bought it day one as well becuase of what GOW1 was but I have to admit I did not like it as much as I did the first game. And now for GOW3, i hear even Cory has quit like come on, stop the switching of producers! I know GOW3 will be good but I'm not joining the hype machine. It isnt even Sony hyping GOW3, its the media and fanboys. Look at how Killzone 2 did. And now MAG. Who's producing this one anyway, the Chains of Olympus dude? Either Sony works their producers to death which is why they quit everytime or its just a very vigorous task. GOW1 out of all four GOW games is my favorite one to date. Again, this game will be good no doubt and I cant wait to play it but i agree on the hype meter for this. Like come on....really? Last game in the franchise, better come in and go out with a bang.
Stig Asmussen is going to be the lead for this one. He was in the behind the scenes interviews for GoW2 and i think GoW1 as well (not sure about that one). Guy seemed passionate about the game. If you watch the second disc of GoW2 you'll be sure to spot him.
Yep there is:Flame-Bait Articles.
I don't see anything wrong with this. There's some pretty valid concerns raised. I don't think that an article that tries to dull the hype surrounding a game should be flagged flamebait.
gamers should be worried about hype? or "fanboys/girls" should be worried about the hype?
I really can't stand QTE's at all... God of War is normally one of the few exceptions
I dunno about flamebait but I do think he's wrong this time. Like GT5 we know that GOW3 will be a big game in terms of sales due to it's incredible fluff free and excellent pedigree. We KNOW what we'll get and seeing as the QTE's are known to be a big part of the gameplay in GOW they won't upset too many-as long as the difficulty all round is there for us vets of the series all they really do is add sme flash to your kills isn't it? It will look even better than the already incredibly good looking PS2 games and we've already seen that the scale will be ramped up immensely. The additions to gameplay(Titan levels always moving look exciting and the climb on cyclops battles and other things too that are both fresh and in keeping with the series)look good and are welsome yet we don't expect a huge shift in basic gameplay because it really works already. RE5 ruined the SP by bowing to the co-op gods almst completely and in doing so virtually stopped being a survival horror game in it's SP-despite not moving gamplay along it still moved far from it's roots. And anyway people still moaned about the controls for EVERY RE game so far-why would we expect any different? Yeah, the co-op was fun but was it RE? Certainly I felt like I'd rather play Dead Space for my SP survival horror kicks but the similarity to RE4 wasn't it's problem-it was the ways in which it went too far and hype didn't hurt it at all. I honestly think GOW fans know pretty well what they'll get(it's a very consistent product and one that we have no reason to feel they mess up)and as long as we get the gameplay additions we've seen plus a couple more, they amp up the pretty(which they will)and it still feels like Kratos being Kratos why wouldn't we be content? There's hype, yes, but only because of what we know and what we've seen so far. I really don't think anyone hasd unrealistic expectatons for GOW3. Sales may not be as good as they were for the PS2 games as the install base for that was vast but if it makes MGS4 numbers nobody will complain and I can only see it doing that. Is that me being unrealistic? Is that too much hype? After CoO, GOW,GOW2 aren't we entitled to think this might just be a good game? People bought Halo3 in their millions-that was more hyped than any game I can remember and by MS as well as rabid fanboys-did the hype hurt it? No. Was it everything the hpe said it would be? No it was just more, streamlined Halo with a clever mode in Forge. GOW is like Halo as a franchise in that it doesn't move on greatly yet people don't moan or expect it to so it'll be fine. Sometimes hype does get the better of us gamers but GOW3 isn't one of those times-honestly.
"Will GoW3 be fun? Abso-friggin-lutely. I have the utmost faith in Ready at Dawn Studios to make a fantastic product...." That's one mistake right there. Ready At Dawn isn't developing God of War 3, Sony Santa Monica is. God of War 3 doesn't have "RE5 Syndrome", the guy that wrote this has just been letting the hype get to him when it comes to games. "...but don’t expect anything more than a glossed up recreation of the original experience with some fun new tidbits thrown in for good measure." ^^ And that's exactly what I expect from God of War 3, nothing more and nothing less, because that's pretty much how EVERY next-gen sequel has turned out to be (Halo 3, Resident Evil 5, Killzone 2, etc..) they are basically an upgraded, bigger and better versions of the originals.
I think you need to read the article again because it doesn't say that Ready At Dawn is making the game. It says: "Will GoW3 be fun? Abso-friggin-lutely. I have the utmost faith in the developers to make a fantastic product that is not only drop dead gorgeous, but fluid and engaging as well." The guy isn't saying the game's gonna suck, he's saying it's likely to disappoint some people which it probably will.
Joe, my bet is the author edited the article after realizing what a stupid blunder he made. That makes a lot more sense than people typing quotes out instead of using 'copy' and 'paste', don't you think?
from the res5 mistake, and will focus more on horror next time :) as for gow3, the game will me amazing til the end :)
I'm sick and tired of whining ass people complaining about RE5 not being a "True" re game because of the action. Let's look at the words people... RESIDENT EVIL. RE-SI-DENT E-VIL. Can someone please tell me where in the title does it specifically imply this is a Survivor Horror genre only? EVIL is not a genre, it is a term used to describe negative moral acts. So Resident Evil can be technically any genre it wants, from horror to action to even an rpg, as long as it has ANTAGONISTS in the story.
Yes, and being a non-survival horror game makes it unlike the roots of the series. I suppose that's all well and good, but Resident Evil is no longer the same genre or type of game that it was when I fell in love with it back in the PSone era.
I'll need to see proof first. They did the same thing to DMC4 as they did with Res5. Try to capitalize people's foundness for the previous iteration by having the sequel play damn near the same as the last game. With a few tweaks and polish.
"although GoW3 is already one of the most hyped games in development" People need to learn the difference between industry hype and consumer hype. All the industry has done is show off a few teasers, they haven't hyped it at all. All this "hype" is just gamers acting like little kids on Christmas and working themselves into a fury.
Indeed. It's also unfortunate that bloggers will base "hype" or how a fanbase works off their time on a SINGLE website or forum instead of looking at the industry/consumer picture.
There's a difference, though. See, with Resident Evil 5 it's an issue of the play mechanics and controls feeling like they're straight out of a bygone era... The game forsook horror and became an action title, but it doesn't afford you the luxury of being able to play it like the action title that it is. God of War games feature timelessly perfect controls. They're quick, responsive, and allow for creative combos and fast action. That's why God of War 3 is nothing like Resident Evil 5. It doesn't suffer from a crisis of identity and it has a control scheme that fits its personality.
the problem being that you havent yet played God of War 3...so have no clue how it will play. SirLarr said it best: people are working themselves up despite very few facts being out there. Will it be great? Possibly. Will it disappoint? Possibly. There is no real way to tell at this point, so don't blindly defend it.
It doesn't matter if I've played it or not because I already know the controls will be the same as the other games in the series, and that the gameplay will be the same as well. You'll have various weapons, you'll swing them about and cast spells and build up combos, you'll run about and jump and climb things. You'll kill thousands of creatures. This we know. And therefore it is nothing like what we went through with Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil 5 is using an old control scheme that isn't intended for action games, and yet it's an action game.
There is a difference between hype and excitement. You might want to go look it up.
major facepalm at this uber fail article.. Ready At Dawn isn't developing this game.. Sony Santa Monica is i suggest the writed gets his facts straight before he spews crap like this
i was gonna say the same thing. what a douche bag. he cant even get the developers right. man journalism has really gone down hill.
the hilarious state of game "journalism"
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Big difference is that Resident Evil follows a formula that's quickly becoming stale. A completely RIDICULOUS story with archaic gameplay bogs down an otherwise enjoyable game. God of War on the other hand is sleek, sexy, brutally violent, and has an awesome story. Apples and oranges if you ask me. One franchise has run its course while the other hasn't even peaked yet.
Get your facts straight dude...Ready at Dawn makes the PSP games; Sony Santa Monica makes the console God of War games, and they are the ones making GOW 3.
Yes, it's called: hating trolls. You don't need more than that.
God of War III needs to do two things: 1. Maintain the same level of gameplay we've come to expect. 2. Build on it like God of War to God of War II. I'm not asking for the most innovative gameplay ever, I just want the game to maintain the same amazing level as the first two games which I have no doubt it will. The hype is stemming from the fact Santa Monica know their stuff, but it's not Sony hyping it, it's gamers because we know what Santa Monica are capable of (the same way people will hype Team ICO games).
Zeus your time is almost up, The ghost of sparta is coming to get you lol
YOU CANNOT COMPARE RE5 WITH GOW 3. Plain and simple, RE5 sucked and GOW 3 is awesome. Have I played GOW 3 yet? nope. How do I know? Because the first 2 games were some of the greatest games ever! Were all the resident evil games good? Nope, only RE4. That means capcom wasn't consistent, SANTA MONICA IS. I would bet anything that GOW 3 will be one of the greatest games ever created. So, yes, GOW 3 deserves all the hype that it gets. This IS the reason to buy a PS3. I have been saying that since it came out. I have not said this with any other PS3 game.
You say RE5 sucked. Then, you said that RE4 was the best. RE5 is exactly like RE4, with just updated graphics and few new things. So how can RE5 suck, when it is almost exactly like RE4, which you claim that it is the best Resident Evil game? Duh, and are you actually saying that RE1, RE2 and RE3 are bad games? Wow, douche. You know nothing about games if you say RE1-3 sucks. Can you explain why RE5 sucks? I thought it was a fun and addicting game.
"Can you explain why RE5 sucks?" 1. Controller sucks 2. Story/plot sucks 3. Pay for the extra mode on disc sucks 4. No horror aspect sucks 5. Stupid/idiot partner(Sheva)good for nothing sucks 6. No zombies suck 7. You suck
Only Resident Evil 4 good? What are you a young kid? Anyone that played the first Resident Evil when it came out on PS1 can tell you just how awesome it was back then. Resident Evil is one of the most influential game series ever.
3 of my xbox only friends are going to buy a ps3 at the end of the year, just for this game. This game WILL sell a lot of PS3 systems.
no hype here, just a day 1 purchase is all I see!
Fans of God of War will like this game. One thing I have noticed is that anyone who claims to like the God of War games is usually very passionate about the games. I expect this game will sell 2-3 Million easy. Unlike Killzone 2 the God of War series has an established fan base and when the game drops those fans that don't have a PS3 yet will get one.
You might as well claim every sequel to a game having the RE5 syndrome. Halo 3 was more or like the same as H2 except for the dual-wielding of weapons. Ninja Gaiden 2 is more or like the same with couple of new moves here and there. Devil May Cry 4 was still pretty much the same as 3 and so on. The only game I can think of that was not even close to being like its original is Socom Confrontation and look how that turned out. Original Socom fans didn't like it because of the drastic changes. Totally different control scheme and gameplay. My point is, no matter what the devs do to the game, there will always be that pack of consumers going against the game because it was too much of the same thing or too different from its predecessor. That's just the way it goes for sequels.
The developers have all the right to whatever to the game as long it has ANTAGONISTS in the story.
If games before RE5 overhyped and under-delivered, then it's unfair calling it RE5 syndrome. Maybe it should be called thegamereviews.com syndrome.
Umm, Halo 2 and Halo 3 both had Dual Wielding weapons features, which shows that you really dont know what your talking about.
I agree with you on your two points. More of the same is a good thing when talking about this franchise. Bubbles for you sir, for contantly having sound and logical posts and not going into fanboyism rants like most.
"I can tell you now with relative certainty that it is going to disappoint you." Considering how little has been shown of the game and the quality of the first 2, I think it's stupid to assume the game is a disappointment Seems like someone needed some "clicks" to their site
push so many [email protected] games out the door right now. all the naysayers can say is boo sony, but all the sony owners are playing games
Sad isn't it? I'm amazed at the amount of games hitting between now and GoW, both PS3 exclusive and multiplatform and PC... my wallet is so screwed.
God of War 3 does have this "RE5 Syndrome," then in GOW3's case thats still a good thing. I would rather be able to swing my blades of chaos and wreak havok upon my enemies, than shoot and stand still while being vulnerable to attack. GOW3 will have a lot of new awesome features to bring to the series. I can't wait! :D
two different genres, two different games, check the metacritic for god of war games, they are highly praised. Kratos can move and attack, he doesnt feel like hes being weighed down by the controls I GUARANTEE GOW3 WILL SOCRE HIGHER REVIEWS THAN RE5 And if it does, im gonna troll that site and serve mouthfulls of crow
that site is fail
I really don't know if GOW3 will live up to the hype and ultimately I'm not sure that's the over all issue. To me the over all issue is with hype in general. No matter if it's movies, video games, or any type of entertainment it is usually over hyped. Due to the speed of the enternet and constant communication WE not the entertainment tends to hype the entertainment to a point where most of the time it won't live up to the expectations we have. So if anything we are the ones to blame for when entertainment supposedly fails.
Agreed, it's restricted to the fanatics, the people following these type sites. The average or casual person that says, 'Oh yeah, that game, movie, whatever, looks cool I think I'm going to get it, is far different than the person combing the internet daily for 3 years prior to the release of 'whatever', sucking in every last minute detail. The funny part is those in the 'so called media' complaining about hype are the ones who benefit the most from it. If there weren't all these internet fanatics, there wouldn't be sites like TGR.
"Will GoW3 be fun? Abso-friggin-lutely. I have the utmost faith in ""Ready at Dawn"" Studios to make a fantastic product that is not only drop dead gorgeous, but fluid and engaging as well." I thougt GOW 3 is made by Sony Santa Monica studios ...;)
it is getting beaten by a superior game (deadspace) in its own genre. deadspace is miles better than RE5. but i don't think anything compares to GOW3.. maybe ninja gaiden 2.. SIGMA 2, i mean.. the crapbox version is just crap..