David Jaffe has reflected on the God of War series and explained that if he were to create God of War now, he would like to mix elements of God of War and the Zelda titles from the N64.
Hmm, I'm not too sure about that, one game is fast paced the other one isn't.
Darksiders already did that keep God of War as awesome as it's now
Yea, I don't think they would mix very well. Anyways, has there been any new info on Jaffe's new game yet?
I think this is one of those ideas that sounds good but wouldn't execute very well. I think he found a winning formula with GOW, if he wanted to do a GOW+Zelda gameplay style then he should just make an other game.
Denis Dyack worked on some great games. Then he went off the deep end. Dave Jafee, you are using the same faulty map...
The Ancient Greek world actually does lend itself to an open world type of game. I think it actually would've been interesting to see the God Of War franchise in an open world rpg'ish like Dragon Age or Zelda 64 (I said rpg'ish). There is a lot of history that could be told and I actually do wish I knew more. I find GoW to expect the player to know a lot of the faces they introduce. I mean the Gods are often easy to identify but people like Icarus are more difficult. Anyway I don't think it's such a bad idea but it would probably be a totally different game than what we have now. I would like to see it, not if it would cost me the GoW we all know today though.
NO WAY, a GOW Game like this: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Thats not even make sense...
Too late Jaffe, Vigil already figured it out; the game's called Darksiders, it's out next week and trust me, it fcuking rocks!
No thanks. It might be fine for DarkSiders, but I'll always love GOW's style. GOW has it's OWN style, it doesn't need to borrow style from other games.
GOW is the ultimate hacknslash franchise for a reason =D @ cheerleaders ah so darksiders is the new "game-we-are-getting-so-G OWIII-won't-seem-that-awsum&quo t;, i thought that was bayonetta =O darksiders has nothing to do with GOWIII, and i'm sure both will be great games in their own right.
Sorry Jaffe Darksiders already beat yall to it.
Was just thinking the same thing, really.
read the article. it will make your comments less ignorant.
Just give me Zelda 64 NAO
Looks like somebody has been keeping an eye on a little game called Darksiders.
But wow, that art photo up there ^ is truly epic and amazing. Kratos' slicing away at some demon enemy soldier (with a hook for a left arm) all atop of a flying griffin. PS3: It only does amazing games that inspire amazing artwork!
seriously, what's next from him? twisted metal to have "mario cart" influences????.......every time he opens his mouth, something completley idiotic comes out. as a big GOW fan,i want GOW to play like GOW!....NOT zelda.
don't hate the guy maybe he just want the game to apeal to wider audience and sell more
He's talking about if he was creating the ORIGINAL GoW TODAY. He's not talking about changing the existing series, he's talking purely in terms of hindsight. And if he HAD done so, you'd never know the difference as the GoW you know now never would have existed. Again, it's just him speculating. He's not going to change GoW, nor did he say he even WANTS to. Did you actually read his comment? Relax, people. Poor guy can't open his mouth without people twisting his words.
i think the original (and pt.2) were awesome experiences. and bungie, i don't hate the guy......i don't even know him. but i do hate many of his foolish comments - be it on games, women, or political issues.
Oh the irony. "BUNGIE" talking about another game perhaps needing to "SELL" more...Oh so transparent there, bub, keep 'em coming. As a huge fan of both, it'd be a slippery slope to tread, because you could have mechanics of both styles conflict at certain times, with things like pacing and whatnot. I believe it MAY be possible, but it'd be very tricky. I'm all for him making a variation or spinoff I guess, as long as it doesn't bomb, just to see how well he can tread that slope.
This could work, but they would have to keep it fast paced and with heavy action. But that could be for another game like Kratos and Nariko together
Could you imagine Kratos tearing through Hyrule Fields raping every living thing in site?
You put horrible thoughts into my head just now D: But I still found it amusing
Shut up and give me my new Twisted Metal already
That 64 zelda is the highest rated game of all time. While god of war is my favorite game, i would never say no to elements of zelda being thrown in.
that 64 zelda? Isn't their 2 of them? edit:: Oh never realized Ocarina of time was considered "zelda 64" ok I was wrong, was thinkin about ocarina of time and majoras mask.
You guys understand that this man CREATED God of War right? This guy is responsible for you being able to say "Shut up and leave GoW alone." I would think he knows what he's talking about and what would work in GoW since, you know, the franchise is HIS concept, HIS ideas, basically it's HIS from a creative point. He only wants a more open world for GoW, he never said anything about changing the core gameplay, he just doesn't want it to be as linear. What's wrong with that? He even said he'd keep the puzzles and combat that same GoW style so the gameplay isn't affected at all. Geez, you'd think PS3 fans would be used to new ideas considering all the new IP's out for the PS3.
GOW and Zelda already have many similarities when comparing the dungeon levels in terms of puzzles, design and spawning enemies. The only problem I see with an open world feel in GOW is the distances between each location would be huge. They have isolated levels and cut scenes to bridge the travel. It sounds like a better idea if it was a prequel (ignoring GOW:CoO)and reinacting the war where he calls for Ares and you could go from town to town slaughtering people.
No just no Mr. Jaffe
How 'bout you shut up and make one of the best video games ever made? Then, you can talk trash, ok?
The only thing God of War needs is more cowbell... err, I mean, God of War does a lot, and it does it exceptionally well. However, I wish the combat had more depth than being a step above a mindless hack and slash. Add more movesets and more weapon variety. Have certain creatures require certain weapons to defeat them in a system best described as a spiritual rock-paper-scissors. It'd be great if every weapon had its own complete fighting style as well and not just slightly modified moves. Still, I was very pleased with the previous 2 titles; so much so I bought them multiple times.
I respectfully disagree. The reason being the simplicity of the combos and magic are kinda of what make GOW tick. I think adding more complicated button combinations would only improve it into a failure.
That's why you don't longer have the franchise retard... ;) Seriously, will Jaffe shut up already and release a game??
man the franchises are coming late in the ps3 life cycle or am jumping the gun wher is mi twisted metal
I'd love that
Then you'll probably love Darksiders.
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Jaffe would sell his soul for internet attention if he could. Probably best he didn't have a hand in it past part one.
God of war 2 was better than the first. Just sayin'
I agree. I thought it was a little harder to beat too.
Is it really?? A lot of people keep telling me that I haven't played GOW 2 only 1. Im thinking of buying the god of war collection but I didn't like GOW 1 so much so I don't know. But like I said many people have been telling me the second one is better so I don't know Im tempted to play the second one.
They still play pretty much the same. If you didn't like the first, you probably won't like the second. I thought the pacing was better in the second one, personally. But I love them both.
'Zelda 64' has a proper name. What if I took the God of War name and mixed it with PS3 to make 'God of War 3', wouldn't that be ann... oh wait...
Ocarina of Time was just perfect. I don't know if Jaffe could do it now with the GOW series, but maybe good use for a brand new series for him to potentially make. And what's all this Darksiders talk? Gonna have to watch vids/read some previews...
Well it's always hard to comment on 'what if' scenarios without bias, and nobody can really say that if God of War were to debut next March with this style, they would automatically dislike it, but I will say that I am glad it came out when it did.
I'd just love to explore Santa Monica's interpretation of Greece and the accompanying mythological locales on a grander scale in a similar vein to Zelda. Kratos has so many tools that are far beyond the hack and slash genre, that I'm honestly quite surprised that GoW 3 didn't take this approach. I have absolutely no doubts that a GoW adventure game would be an absolute killer. Kratos is a versatile enough character with abilities that would lend well to exploration, strategy, and questing.
I guess he will probably like Darksiders because GOW with Zelda 64 elements is Darksiders.
first did you play darksider ? and second you are kidding me by comparing GOW and Zelda to Darksider. i think you just saw that interview with the creator of the game or whoever he is was saying our game will be mix of zelda and blah blah don't believe media son . try the game first.
well have you played Darksiders yet? or watched some videos about the game? because it looks like Zelda & gow combined to me. just sayin
it looks good but not even half as good as GOW or zelda . that is what it looks to me from videos
and gameplay wise it was more similar to zelda than GOW. why not then compare it to devil may cry instead of gow? =P Its more Zelda 64 meets Hack&Slash than anything else, nothing GOW in it unless it has Kratos, Greece, Titans, Gore and the blades =D
Seriously? Everyone is talking about the gameplay style and gameplay elements, not how good the game is. You really though people were saying Darksiders is as good as God of War and Zelda 64?
Your first comment was very unnecessary. No one needs to play the game to clearly see which games influence Darksiders. There are plenty of gameplay videos available.
Will Athena be Navi in this version? It would explain what happend in the end of GOW2.
kratos use the orcharina of time and put on ur majora's mask!
Hmm.... that would mean GOW would actually take 40 hours to finish. That's just too much awesome!! -End statement
It's called demon's souls know if you want to use gow3 engine on ds2 it will make ds2 one of the best games ever
doesn't suggest to make Zelda more mature, so you're misunderstanding the proposed idea...or you don't like Zelda and think it's childish.
really need to read the article before you leave ur comments a lot of you lot sound miss informed formed. From what he said i think that would be a great idea. Read the dam article before you leave a comment.
Its a real shame he isnt working on this series anymore. That GoW3 demo that came with District 9 ws awful. Im pretty sure its the same damn thing I played on the PS2. Really lame.
A God of war meets Zelda would be an AMAZING idea. All the blood,gore and fast paste action /hack and slash style god of war with zelda puzzles, free-roaming and open enviroments. All who disagree are (p)ussies who are scared of new thing and ps2 fanboys who have never played or are way too stupid for zelda puzzles.
@listen..totally agree with you Kratos can never have enough "paste"..I'm glad to see there are other big fans of paste out there, in addition to "fast paste" I'd like to see some shrimp paste, red curry paste, wallpaper paste and of course our old friend toothpaste.
Oh so one wants God of War to change it's gameplay yet everyone wants the Resident Evil games to change their gameplay and them into piss poor shooters!! What a bunch of idiotic hypocrites.
Ah, I meant "no one" not "one". Also, "turn them into piss poor shooters!!"
and do all the stuff you wanted to do in GOW to that...cause as of now i don't think the original developers are going to be working on a sequel
It couldn't have been done on PS2 without serious sacrifices being made along the way. Not until this gen have open world games been able to have the scale and detail necessary to be "immersive" - GoW's scripted, linear approach was simply better for it back then. People tend to forget how empty Hyrule Field was when they put on their nostalgia goggles.