Joystiq Hands-on: This is God of War III

Joystiq writes:

"I summed up the E3 demo of God of War III with this opener: "God of War, in HD." That's not a "bad" thing per se, but for a franchise that's been known for pushing the graphical envelope, it simply wasn't enough. Thankfully, my concerns were obliterated last month when I got to play the latest build of the game. It only took a minute or so before I was able to say "this is God of War III -- and what it was always meant to be."

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TheHater2832d ago

Is probable kicking themselves for even releasing this game within the same time frame of God of War 3.

FangBlade2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Just few screens and N4G almost exploded.
GOTY 2010 confirmed.

raztad2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

"Dante's Inferno, which was demoed at the same event, didn't look uninteresting -- it looked downright "last gen," resembling God of War Collection more than Kratos' upcoming adventure."

You dont need to be very smart to guess exactly that. DI is copying GoW1&2, it will resemble GoW1&2.

As expected all the naysayer (may I put Joystick among them?) are being proved wrong yet again. "GoW3 is teh GoWz HD" They said.

You got to be retarded if you think Sony is gonna mess with one of their biggest franchises, and even more to doubt Santa Monica (considering its awesome previous achievements).

Zeal0t2832d ago

You know there wasn't a single doubt about GOW3 being a graphical monster (at least for me) but DI could probably be a very good and entertaining game too. Anyway, i already pre-ordered the GOW3 Ultimate Edition and the DI Death Edition.

Can't wait for GOW3!!

captain-obvious2832d ago

we all knew that gow3 well be epic

and to those that talk about DI
i do think that the game do copy GOW
but it still looks like a good game
so im getting both
DI probably a rental or used but GOW3 is on top of my list

totally agree
and i really cant wait to see what Santa Monica well do after this game
what do you think ?
well it be another epic hack and slash ?
I just hope that they don’t make another FPS there is already a lot on the market

morganfell2832d ago

End of the road for those ridiculous PS3 hating comments that thought Dante's Inferno looks as good as God of War III.

MURKERR2832d ago

are nowhere to be seen?

cmrbe2832d ago

great to play. It really just the x360 fans that are jelous of PS3 fans for getting both that are trying to pit DI against GOW3. Thats what they did with prototype and Infamous as well as Byonetta even though anyone with a brain knows that Byonetta is competing more with DMC.

In the end the fact is both games are on the PS3 and exclusives is always the quality one.

As for GOW3 quality. This is Sony not MS. MS don't care about quality. They only care about spending and doing the least while getting the most money. They don't have pride in their products like Sony. As i said a billionth time. Doubt SM and Sony at your own peril.

GOW3 will set a new benchmark in H&S action games as well as gaming in general.

thereapersson2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Yeah, it's getting really sad. These fanboys can't even provide a proper argument anymore; instead, they sit by in the shadows, slamming the disagree button and stealing bubbles with their multiple accounts. There is really just an air of desperation lately amongst that group of people, and they don't even try to hide it anymore.

OT: What we've been waiting for in this game all generation is slowly coming to fruition. I think I'll pick up Darksiders in the mean time, to satisfy my action urge because that game appears to be receiving good reviews across the board.

cmrbe2832d ago

Get darksiders. Highly recomended.

thereapersson2832d ago

Yeah, the game looks really fun. I really wish they'd bring that limited edition PS3 over here to the states!

Here's hoping that a GoW III limited edition PS3 is in the works!

Arnon2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

There's something about the graphics of God of War 3 that just pisses me off, and at the same time makes me stand in awe. The thing as a whole is absolutely gorgeous, but when you actually look at the picture, there's textures in there that just put a "what the eff?" on my face. Kratos' character model is top notch, and at times, the environment is gorgeous, but there's just something about some of the pictures, where some textures look amazing, but then they blend them with textures that look downright ugly.

(everything in this looks amazing, until your eyes travel to the bottom left corner, and you just kinda get a "O_o" face from it. I'm sure it'll blow me away when it's in motion, though.)

Anyways, I'm just nitpicking, as the game runs at native 1080p @ 60 FPS, so that easily makes up for it.

Just got back from paying off the Ultimate Edition. The Gods will cry in March.

FragGen2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

I have DI and GOW3 both pre-ordered up. The DI demo had bad ass GFX and the gameplay was GoW rip-off in a really good way.... and the art style is massively dark and Gothic which I dug big time. If GoW3 can shame it, it must be off the hook completely, which is also a good thing. :) There's definitely room on my shelf for both of these titles. I'm going to rock both of these games hard. And DI will "warm me up for GoW3" :)

rroded2832d ago

"from my short time with the demo. Dante's Inferno, which was demoed at the same event, didn't look uninteresting -- it looked downright "last gen," resembling God of War Collection more than Kratos' upcoming adventure"

Guido2831d ago

Some clean-up in isle BOOM!

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jalen2472832d ago

PS3 exclusive makes other next gen games look last gen. LMAO!

When I said on here that GOW II on the Collections disc looks better than DI, people acted like they didn't comprehend what I was saying.

I own GOW Collections and I played the DI demo and I was shocked that GOW II on the collections disc looked better.

LiViNgLeGaCY2832d ago

Yeah I wasn't too impressed with Dante's Inferno myself. I do own the GOW collection and I'm glad I bought it. Though I do think saying the GOW collection looking better than Dante's Inferno is a bit too much.

Fatal Blow2832d ago

GOTY 2010

there will be no games like this for a very long while unless there is something up sony sleeves boy cant wait for another 2 months to get my hands on this game

after playing e3 demo was like wow its like the greek mythology movies and your in there a great experience

sikbeta2832d ago

PS3 Games Pushing The Boundaries As Usual

GOW3 will be The EPIC Game of 2010

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