GT: Recently we that learnt that God Of War III will last well past 10hrs, so we went digging to see what were the lengths of the first and second titles, what we found was truly impressive.
It'll be epic!
Epic! For the lack of a better word.
Epic was once a word reserved for the likes of God of War, bombastic theme tunes and incredibly long movies starring Charlton Heston..unfortunately it has lost all meaning in the world of internet speak.
it is already epic! it is GOW after all
6-7 hours for the previous 2 games. I completed each in just under 8 hours. I'm waiting for the fanboys to come in here and again claim they they took 17 hours to complete God of War II.
But it won't be this Epic. http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
stanlee u been so insecure since you sold marvel
I will probably spend 20 hours on it, I want to look at every detail and take in every scenery
Define "complete". To beat the game? Number 1 and 2 maybe took me 7 hours each. Completion, and by that I mean all the unlockable extras, took much longer than that.
This game could last 3 hours and I would still play it with a huge smile on my face. Can't wait for mid March!
considering i got the games when they launched I only recently beat 1 and then 2. Yes it took me a few YEARS to play and beat them. Not because I am slow but because there were so many great games between then and now and I just have to play some of all of the them. Ones I still need to finish: Mass effect 1 Resistance 1 & 2 (i play alternately) Killzone 2 lost odyssey zelda: windwaker the list goes on and on.... Oh almost forgot: shadow of the colossus (half way through that one) On topic, god of war is great and I am really looking forward to the 3rd and final chapter. Kratos gots to get hiz kill on against zeus.
Ironically your also a fanboy.
Its not enough to say you completed a game in 6-7 hours! You should say what difficulty you played it on too, cos you know that makes a big difference! In my book if you aint completed it on the hardest difficulty then you aint completed it at all.
it will be... wait for it... wait for it... L LEGEN-DARY!
God of War 1 was about 6 - 7 hours God of War 2 was about 8 - 9 hours (I still don't remember the Titans vs. Gods cut scene someone else must have been playing then) So if God of War 3 is longer it should be about 10 - 12 hours. All of these times are based off playing the game on Normal difficulty.
i appreciate your honesty but can i ask, why would you play the games on normal? your kinda cheating yourself out of the full experience. like for instance in certain games the ai wont be that good, and dont you want to try your luck against them at their best? isnt half the fun in the challenge? i hate it when people say, oh i didnt like *insert game*, it was too short and easy!.. im like oh yeah what you play it on?... oh i played it on easy... its just retarded to me lol... like the people that use cheats to finish a game or unlock stuff, wtf is the point? lol why buy the game? i know a guy that paid for the unlock code on burnout, to get all the cars! i just dont get it.
Far from a fanboy and you'd be hardpressed to find an unreasonable comment from me on any topic. It's unreasonable to say that you took 17 hours to complete God of War II in an attempt to discredit someone who claims the game has less that 8 hours of gameplay, which it does, and which is exactly what an overzealous fanboy did in an article yesterday. Fact are facts. @ Snaz27 Playing games on normal difficulty isn't cheating yourself. A harder difficulty doesn't mean more competent AI, it just means the enemy AI has more health or more enemies are spawned into a particular setpiece. A harder difficulty doesn't change the puzzle or exploration elements, nor the games story, pacing or progression. To say a harder difficulty gives you a better experience is just elitist. In fact, playing the game on a harder difficult leads to more frustration resulting in the average gamer less likely to finish the game. Though I must admit playing the game on the Titan difficulty was more enjoyable than God, but that's just the masochist in me.
StanLee You might have finished it in that amount of time but how can you assume that everyone else finished it that fast. Everyone plays at their own pace in their own way. For me when I read a review and they mention the length of a game I always add at least several hours to it cause I've found I always take longer that reviewers to finish a game. I like to play at a leisurely pace, which is why I have a back log of like 8-10 unfinished games. I also like to play games I really like more than once.
also i should of added in some games they do increase difficulty the cheap way, ie adding health to enemies etc, or sometimes they use a mixture of both, ie better ai and more health. so in part you are right...
I agree with you. Everyone's skill level is different that's why placing an arbitrary number on play time is ridiculous and it goes both ways. Saying you took 17 hours to complete the game doesn't mean that that's how many hours of gameplay is in the game and using it as a reason to discredit someone who took 8 hours is asinine. My comment was directed specifically at a comment made in another article yesterday about the game's length. Again, now, like then, I'm not criticizing the game's length. But of course, fanboys are predisposed to be defensive so any comment not in glorious praise is an attack. @ Snaz27 Thanks for the reply and I appreciate your point of view.
i take it you dont wanna take me up on giving me your gamertag so i can see your trophies? that would obviously prove that you do play on hard... i dont mind if you dont play on hard, i think you missed my point... its just i do hate people that say a game didnt take long, or brag that they completed it in a quick time, when all they did was fly through it on easy! i completed killzone 2 on veteran and elite, you may have my ps3 tag to verify, i recently completed batman on hard too, ive also done wipeout hd on elite (boy oh boy that was tough) but you see these are acheivements i can brag about and be proud of, i dont care how long it took me lol, ive never counted, or kept track... oh i platinumed dead space too.
"I completed each in just under 8 hours" I don't believe you. GOW II was a longer game than GOW I so how would you have beat each in just under 8 hours each? Were you playing on the easiest mode?...LOL
"I completed each in just under 8 hours" Me too, In MORTAL Difficulty -.- On-Topic This is Amazing, Long Single Player Games FTW!!!
I play all my games on Normal at first because I want to enjoy the game, and not be stuck on a part because I can't get past a certain part. I like to enjoy the experience without any hassle , and then if I want the challenge I'll go back and play the game on Hard to unlock the hardest difficulty. That's why I play on Normal first.
@ Dipso, don't worry, a new word will be forged....leave it to the gods... : )
Long and enjoyable!
That's what she said!
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Lmao bubs to you penny
I do not understand the latest news. Stig Asmussen already mentioned at E3, that length will be between 1 and 2. And I thin 2 was way longer, than the 1st. We will see.
He said the number of bosses will be something between GOW and GOWII, not the game's length. One had 3 bosses(not counting each form), two has... I counted 10, without forms(some had up to 3 forms).
Varies on difficulty and how skillful players are. I dont know why people argue over a number that can become so vague.
It's the same reason people argue over review scores. (On this site at least)
its just insecure people bashing/praising
IMO length of a game matters little. MGS1, my all time favourite game takes about 7 hours to complete if you don't skip cutscenes. Not a very long game. GOW I and II, both awesome but short games. COD4 campaign, also a grand example. I don't care if a game is 6 or 60 hours, as long as the game fits it's length. Fallout 3 wouldn't make a good 6 hour game, GOW would not make a good 60 hour game.
there are plenty of games out there that increase the ai, so for instance on easy they wont take cover, or rush you, or when they shoot they will miss... or in racing games they will go off the track, or on hard they might cut you up, in pool/snooker they will miss shots on easy... you see to me hard is what the developers wanted, then they gimp it for people that arent so good at games, or maybe young kids... this is fine but then dont come into threads bragging or saying you completed it is such and such time... i like the way you edited the end of your comment to add you play on hard lmao, when clearly you do not lol... tell you what give me your ps3 tag and ill check out your trophies, see if you do play on hard lol... to me when i buy a game and spend 40 notes i want it to last me, and i want a challenge... you see articles saying are games getting easier... the answer is no they just added an easy setting! doesnt mean you have to use it!
GOW II took me 15 hours. And I do not suck. At all. Anyone who beat it any faster was obviously rushing through the game. If your one of those people well... good for you.
Yes you are right a rush play and you can get it done pretty quickly. It took me 30 hours to complete on Titan mode. Its better on Titan mode because you have to stop think, look for chests break every vase and plank of wood you can see for extra orbs. And make wise upgrade decisions. But if you play it on easy like a wussy boy scared of a bit of challenge then don't complain that it only took you 8hours to do!
Epic more time for the chaos
If you finished GOW I or GOW II in under 8 hours, you must have been playing on the easiest mode. LOL. FYI GOW II was a longer game than GOW I. So all those people saying they beat each game in about the same time are obviously liars. I am looking at you StanLee. LMAO. People are such liars on N4G.
I beat it at around 15 hours time. As for God of War it only took 6/7 hours.
6-7 hours? seriously people? Who comes up with this crap? the movies in the games alone range from 1-2, maybe even 3 hours. I could beat the game in 6-7 hours if I ran through and knew exactly what I was doing! Uncharted 2 the first time took me probably 14-15 hours. But now I am on hard and I blew through the game in probably 6 hours or so and I'm on chapter 15 now. No way anyone beat GOW 1-2 in 6-7 hours their first try.
I agree. People are obviously on here lying to make GOW I and GOW II seem like short games. I have played through both GOW I and GOW II multiple times. I like to consider myself a veteran and expert gamer. I have been gaming since the NES back when games where even harder. I probably got further in Battletoads (extremely hard game) on NES than most people. 6-7, or even 8 hours for GOW I or GOW II in your first try? people are lying. Being that GOW games are not the type of games that you can progress to the next section without killing all the enemies. Even some of the puzzles are tricky. What about the thin beam walking sections where you can easily fall to your death. And what about the difficulty bottle necks in some of the sections. There are a lot of areas where you will die multiple times during your first play through. Even the Zeus boss battle in the second game was lengthy as well as a lot of the boss battles. Even if you skip the cutscenes which I don't even remember whether they are skippable or not, you still won't beat either game in 6, 7, or 8 hours your first play through. People should stop lying. Even Heavenly Sword which was a short game would take 7 hours to beat if you were really good at it...some of the bosses in the game can be very difficult your first play through. GOW I and GOW II are both longer games than Heavenly Sword. So where are people getting this 6, 7, 8 hours crap from. GOW is my number 1 franchise, so I hate to hear people talk such nonsense.
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