Does Sony have anything to worry about with God of War III possibly being overshadowed?
Can't say I'm surprised to see the media do this. They don't have any 360 exclusives to tout over the upcoming PS3 exclusives, so they have to drag down PS3 exclusives any way they can (in this case, using multiplats). They're also comparing GoW3 to Bayonetta. They did the same thing with inFamous ("Can inFamous compete with Prototype?"), Killzone 2 ("is it finally the Halo killer?"), MGS4 ("what's it like compared to Gears?"), Uncharted 1 ("what's it like compared to Gears?"), etc. etc. ad nauseum. And yet, have they given any 360 exclusives the same treatment? Where is the flood of "can Alan Wake compete with Heavy Rain?" articles? Where are the "is Halo: Reach facing stiff competition?" blogs? Where is the flood of "will Natal face stiff competition?" articles?
Well lol it's Dantes Inferno and Beyonetta which are facing stiff competition as they directly compete with GOW for a pie of the H & S genre. I am pretty much sure in terms of sales, GOW3 will be only trumped by GT5 in the first half. The possibility of DI being better than GOW3 are really really really rare, since it's nothing but a blatant rip off of GOW. One thing I am dead sure GOW3 will be better than any other game is in the field of Story... 1 & 2 were EPIC and after how 2 ended, only a fool would question the story of 3... Then another department is the Graphics.... Seriously this department as well will get owned by GOW3. In terms of reviews, I am pretty sure Dante's Inferno will get raped in a few for being GOW clone. I can even see Edge and Eurogamer giving GOW3 7s cause it beings nothing new. It's relatively quiet now, but just let the next year start and there are going to be huge war here. Same old Prototype vs Infamous crap. Beyonetta... Well if it's anything close to the demo, then it's crap to say the least. Best part for a PS3 owner is that he can experience all 3 :)
Yeah, it never ends...
How can you overshadow the God of War? Bayonetta will be hyped to death by xboxers an related media, trying to convince themselves they are not missing anything out if they dont play GoW3, because for them GoW3 is GoW2 in HD. Like GoW2 was a bad game to begin with. LOL. I see the fear and hatred against GoW3 climbing up as release date approaches. It's funny to read DI listed in someone's MAJOR GAMES TO IMPACT 2010 list, while GoW3 was nowhere to be seen. Thats is somewhat hilarious because DI is a copycat, blatant ripoff of GoW2 gameplay, DI=Gow2 in HD for instance. When GoW3 lands will be only chaos. @GWAVE Buble for you dude. I dont know how people comes here to say that ps3 fanboys have the more bubbles but I always see you struggling with one, two or three max.
They started earlier then usual I see.
That God of War's formula is based on something half a decade old makes it easy for others to replicate it. All will be roughly as good as a game that might as well have been made five years ago.
I'm just glad people are trying to put out action games, instead of the next gayass FPS, or lame sandbox game.'
With Darksiders, Bayonetta and Dante's Inferno all being released in the months prior to God of War III's release, I think the action adventure genre is seeing a resurgence. But those games are all new IPs while God of War is a proven, quality franchise. I don't see how any of those releases can overshadow God of War III. If anything, they overshadow each other. I think it will be hard for all 3 to find a place with consumers. Bayonetta may be the breakout star with Darksiders and Dante's Inferno finding a lukewarm reception.
GOW is a proven series. People will feel more confident buying it because they know what to expect. Why would PS3 owners purchase an imitation when they can spend the same amount of money and buy the real game? And for Bayonetta, I expect piss poor sales, even with all the hype generated from all these articles. It would make more sense for people to compare Dante's Inferno to Bayonetta since they're two multiplat games, clones of two proven series, and are new IPs.
Two games can overshadow God of War 3 in March: Bad Company 2 GT5 But who cares? Is competition gunna stop anyone from buying God of War 3? Not me. @GWAVE-PS3 exclusives are always being questioned because 360 exclusives have been doing exponentially better than PS3 exclusives for the past 4 years. Look at Gears 2, Halo 3, LFD2, and ODST sales. 360 exclusives have ALREADY proven themselves to the media and the mainstream. All the media sees is SALES, which is why they continue to question PS3 exclusives. When a PS3 exclusive does 2 million in ONE week or ONE day, then these articles will stop. GWAVE u have a long wait ahead of you :) I suggest you just enjoy ur PS3 exclusives and if what the media think is SOOO important to you then I suggest you try an encourage other PS3 owners to ACTUALLY buy PS3 exclusives instead of just talking about them.
The GOW franchise is simply one of the, if not the best, franchises ever made in games. After moving from my PS2 to an Xbox360, I can honestly say there is no game on the 360 that could compare to what it seems GOW 3 has to offer. While the PS3 and Xbox360 each have thier fare share of awesome content, the GOW games are epic in every sense of the word. I know I will be buying a PS3 just so I can play the crap out of that amazing game in a few months. On a side note. Enough already with the fanboy wars. Each system has its own pros and cons along with great games. It's the exclusives that get people all bent out of shape. If PS3 had Gears and Xbox360 had God of War 3 it wouldn't matter. Pick your system, game on and shut up already.
Hello kid, seems like you are not understanding something: Is The F*cking GOD OF WAR!!!!!...got it clear? Now, go ask your mom to buy it for you, Is rated MATURE.....
@1.10 The games sell so well on the 360 because it is so long in between quality games that everyone runs out and buys them when a big name game releases. So how did Darkest of Days sell as an exclusive on the 360? Or how about Infernal Hell Vengeance? EXACTLY!!!! So while PS3 owners get great quality exclusives throughout the whole year, 360 gamers have to sift through the garbage like DOD & IHV so when a big name game releases it sells a ton because there was nothing else to buy before it.
a look into the next couple months of next year and my wallet appears dryer than ever. Mass Effect 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Heavy Rain, GT5, GoW3, FF13. Anything else coming out January - March?
why does the media always want to downplay PS3 exclusives in every way they can? LAIR- Sixaxis don't work! Heavenly Sword - Too Short! Warhawk - where's single player? Killzone 2 - Halo Killer? Not! it didn't sell 4 million day one.. FAIL! COD4 controllers are better! inFamous - But will it be better than Prototype? Uncharted - Been there, done that.. Tomb Raider rip-off LittleBigPlanet - Racist song! DOOM! we are going to hell! Resistance - Gears of War is better! (not a FPS but who cares!, need to pick on something! Resistance 2 - Fable III box art rip off!! OMG!! Ratchet and Clank Future - Too much variety..FAIL!! Metal Gear Sold 4 - it's a movie not a game! CRY!! CRY!! (crying wolf yelling it) Uncharted 2 - It's not original.... but yeah COD MW2 is the most ori...wait for it..wait for it.. ginal Modnation Racers - Mario Kart Rip Off God of War 3 - Dante's Inferno's Rip Off!!!!..... dude! God of War came out 5 years before...ok, I'll give you that, but will it be better than Dante's?.. dude! Dante's Inferno is a cynical rip-off of God of War!... but will it sell better?
You are the biggest PS3 conspiracy nut job on this site. Seriously, "They don't have any 360 exclusives to tout over the upcoming PS3 exclusives..." Who is "they"? I read the article and he doesn't even mention anything about the 360. He's comparing a game (Dante's Inferno) that is a blatant copy of GoW III. I've played DI at PAX and it definitely is. And the reason everything is compared to Halo is because as much as you don't want to admit it, Halo has set the standard of how FPS console games should be done, the same goes for Gears of War. InFamous and Prototype where compared because they were damn near identical games. Stop fooling yourself and get off your "Sony/PS3 is always the victim" box crate. God of War III will be a great game regardless of how many clones that come out. (Dante's Inferno, Darkriders)
L4d2 come out for pc so is not an exculSive... Sold 2 mill 360/pc what exculsive sells more then five million on the 360???? Halo and gears that's it... Why u trying to make it sound like every game on the 360 sell 2 million in one day? Mgs4 sold over 5 mill gtp a [email protected] demo sold over 4 million... GowIII don't know how much is going to sell, but I know I'm getting it day one!!!
Saying it has better and more original Boss battles than GoW3 seems like QUITE a bit of praise. Specially considering GoW's boss battles are considered by many to be the creme del la creme of boss battles. Also Assassins Creed 2 is made by Ubisoft not EA (referring to the article it said AssCreed2 was made by EA).
There is GT who will say "There is nothing new blah blah" There is also Gamespy who will say "Single play is too short (even if it is longer than any other action game)" There is also Edge who will say "There is no MP" So don't worry. They will not disappoint you guys lol
God of War is epic! It's so damn epic, there is no competition.. We know it..
i lol every time i hear about competition for god of war :) beyonetta vs dante inferno vs ninja gaiden ? Sure why not gow is all about kratos and this urge to destroy. None other game feel like gow and none other game nails qte like gow. Sure it's rather easy to do combo but everytime you swing your chains you get this feeel ...
will probably buy every game from that genre rather than just one.
The only competition any of the PS3 releases has its it's own PS3 library. Sony has been putting out so many titles/ content many hardcore gamers can't even keep up. 2mil sold here , 3mil sold there is not a let down in sales but overall a success. sad too say I have even rented a few titles cause the influx of great titles that has passed through the PS3 . Anyone comparing bayonetta with GoW , don't bother. GoW is in a whole different league of its own. Am I the only one here who couldn't careless about bayonetta!
The real questions here should be 1) will Dantes Inferno be as good as GOW an already established franchise? I say probably not. 2) will 360 fanboys say its good or even better even though its multiplatform as they have nothing exclusive that matches it? Of course they will!
Yeah. I think GOW3 will be fine. Dante's Inferno looks pretty cool, and it's multiplatform so more people will be able to play it,but Dante will have to cast a pretty big shadow if he want's to hang with Kratos.
...*blinks* I highly doubt that. We don't even know if the two games competing will be any good. Can we please wait until they're out? We haven't even reached 2010 yet.
The name says it all... This Game is HUGE as the TITANS are
After playing the demo, its obvious that GOW 3 is going to be anything but amazing. The only thing it needs is a decent length. If it's shorter than the other 2 (which weren't that long) it might get some bad feed back
what? short?? neither god of wars were short when the series cant even reach a 6 hour campaign then we can talk
Agree to disagree. A 6-8 hour campaign to me is short. While I see the GOW games as short it doesn't take away much from the presentation of either game. Both are masterpieces in thier own right.
GOW 3 is the third game in the series (4th if you count chains of olympus). I don't see how a huge series can be overshadowed by 2 new IPs; one of which is a blatant rip-off. Its like saying Ninja Blade overshadowed Ninja Gaiden 2.
they should've port Chains of Olympus into that GoW collection. It would've been the definitive collection.
Established franchises rarely need to worry about new IP.
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I downloaded GOW 3 demo and it's Moot.. Can't see wot all the fuss is about!
say whaaat? the demo was awesome. its so epic. i mean come on who doesnt want to kick some gods and titans behinds. GOW3 is what "fun" would look like if it a body.
I dont know why he has disagrees i love gow but i was underwhelmed by the graphics i was expecting something amazing but it doesnt look as good as killzone or uc. The gameplay and everything is the same as the old games so thats a plus for me but i know many many people who dont like the series.
That comment is on par with something like: "-where is my shotgun of olympus?" Lack of sense lol
That demo is an Old Built and still destroys EVERY single game in the 360. Not ONe game in the 360 library looks as sick as GoW3 old built demo. You may not like it and that is cool, but saying is moot? check your eyes kid, there is something wrong.
agreed. I will be buying a PS3 just for this game. The 360 doesn't have anything comparable to GOW 3 in terms of epic action, gameplay and graphics. A definite major win for PS3.
^ how did you play the demo? You said you would be buying the PS3 for this game but above you said you played it. Friend's house? Anyway, you guys saying GoW3 doesn't look amazing should go revisit GoW1 & 2.
@ beardpapa my best friends have a PS3 at thier house and bought the GOW collection that just came out(amazing by the way). It came with a code for the demo.
I think he's saying it is a MOOT point on whether it is better or not. Meaning that it is better. No FUSS meaning nothing for GOWIII to worry about.
Gow has competition but it wont hurt it.. It's the same as the other Gow games so gow loyalists like my self lol will go out and buy it day one and if marketing is done right tons of other people will.
Now when you like a game you get the "loyalist" tag? why not just GoW fans? or that tag is only for GoW fans? I mean COD2 was even more popular than the first and it was exactly the same game with different cutscenes/set pieces. It's funny so much hate of late. GoW used to be quite a respected game for everybody. Even today the GoW collection is being played by thousands and it's receiving amazingly positive reviews.
that tag applies to most people and games.I am a fan but im also loyal to certain franchises and what i meant by that is that i will buy it whenever it releases.
both new comers are just that, while that can be an advantage your always taking a risk, while GoW is established and hasn't had a sh!tty sequal yet, i doubt that will change any time soon
PS3 exclusive so far to date?
MGS4, with about 5 million.
until gt releases lol
MGS4 with 5 million followed by GT5:Prologue with 4.17 million. Lol Just imagine how much GT5 will sell once it lands. For reference, GT4:Prologue sold 1.5 million and GT4 sold more than 10...I estimate more than 7-8 million for GT5. GOW3 will also sell well. Know a lot of people picking a PS3 for this game. At least 3-4 million.
If we talk about Gran Turismo series, everyone love this Franchise I know a lot of grandpas and Dinosaurs that buy a NEW PS Console only to play GT series and they don't buy GT games used, they buy new, not first day, but first week for sure A HUGE amount of people just LOVE the franchise, including me XP
The Gow series already has its own strong fanbase....
How could God of war 3 have any competition?
So now a major game like Gow of War 3 an established franchise who's every release has always garnered a critical reception. Dante's Inferno and bayonetta will probably be competing for DMC4's crown because right now thats the highest rated action game.. upon release, GOW3 will eclipse both. lol!!! The media has turned and bitten Sony, the very hand that fed them amazing experiences last gen think a junior in games can suddenly match a 2 gen champion vet. Good luck...
the only thing i see as close comp is darksiders even though not exactly same style as GOW but deffinately close enuff
Bayonetta, Dark Siders, Dante's Inferno and God of War 3! Something for everyone, but i'm look forward to demolishing the gods with Kratos the most :D
Let the FUD begin. BTW, Gears faces stiff competition from Quantum. Fact. ;-)
...Stiff thinking about 'God of War 3' on the PS3!!! ;-o
i think it's the other way around. as good as any of the games are, bayonetta and dantes inferno are new ip's whereas gow already has a fanbase. imo it's more likely gamers will miss out on bayonetta/dantes inferno, not the other way around
Castlevania Lords of Shadow I think will be better than GoW3, Bayonetta and Dante's Inferno
LMAO, GOWIII will most likely be the one that will be casting BIG shadows over other games, as GOW has no competition, there is nothing like it in video games. IT WILL BE THE OVERSHADOWER. FFXIII is a different genre all together, so is GT5 which hasn't been given a release date outside of Japan yet. Plus all of these are PS franchises. GOWII maxed out the PS2 and I can't wait to see what Heaven looks like on the PS3 as that is how GOWIII will start. GOWIII has the potential to max out the PS3. I wonder how next year's game of the year awards will turn out. So far: Heavy Rain GOWIII GT5 The Last Guardian I'm sure there's more, PS3 has too many games lol.
agreed. There are no other games like the GOW titles. They are the pinnacle of epic action and pushed the PS2 to the max. GOW 3 will do the same for the PS3 and will be a system seller just like MGS4
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With hindsight, the above post is probably too short to represent one produced from the sharp, insightful 'mind' of STREWTH2009. At least three more paragarphs of blather would be more appropriate!
Lmfao! Epic win dude, epic win.
Hats off to you redsquad. Nailed the fu**er. Bubbles.
But OF COURSE I'm going to respond. Notice how PS3 Fans are laying the groundwork of excuses to come. "God of War III is too gory to sell well." "God of War III is too complex for average fans." And now... "Is God of War facing stiff competition?" GO AND BUY THE GAME. STOP YOUR WHINING. STOP THE EXCUSES. MORE GAMES ARE RELEASED DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, AND THE BLOCKBUSTERS STILL SELL WELL. REGARDLESS OF THE COMPETITION. And this is early in the year. It had BETTER sell well. No less than Triple Platinum. This is a heavy hitter that Sony Fans have been propping up for two years. Or we'll be there to let you know. :-) By the way, about your excuses... NO. ONE. CARES.