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Complete full pages OPM God of war 3 review

The game is inches away from scoring 10/10, and it's only the familiarity of the core gameplay that makes it feel less than the very, very best. But it's definitely the biggest, and if this is the finale (and the corpes littering the stage by the end of the game suggest it might be), then God of War III gives PlayStation's toughest hero the send-off he deserves."

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BeaArthur2805d ago

I don't know if I agree with deducting points for the gameplay feeling too familiar. I have the E3 demo, and granted it's not the retail version of the game I thought the game played and felt much smoother than GoW2. Oh well, great score though.

raztad2805d ago (Edited 2805d ago )

I think it would get a 10/10 if it plays like Dantes Inferno. See what I did here?

Nice score btw. No an issue GoW3 gets some points deducted for having the same controls than GoW1&2. I can live with EDGE 6/10 because "itz playz teh same".

TheDudeAbides2805d ago

its like 900/1000, waaaaaay too low

frankymv2805d ago

I certainly don't think so. Why didn't they give it a 9.5 if it was "inches" from a 10?

BeaArthur2805d ago

frankymv...this publication only gives out whole number scores.

D4RkNIKON2805d ago

Funny because COD4, World at War and Modern Warfare 2 all play EXACTLY the same. They all use the same engine with small changes (just enough to call it a new game and charge full price).

frankymv2805d ago

Didn't know that....that explains the 9 instead of 9.5

offwhiteazn2805d ago (Edited 2805d ago )

hah ya. only whole scores. did you know they gave gow 1 a 6/10 and gow 2 an 8?

AntoineDcoolette2805d ago

Yeah, based from the demo the mechanics for Kratos' chains were tweaked to make combat & combos smoother and more varied. And based on the combos from the gauntlets it seemed obvious that the secondary weapons aren't just tacted on after thoughts this time.

Blaze9292805d ago

Wow an official playstation magazine didn't give this a 10? Can only wonder what the multi-platform publications will give this then.

BeaArthur2805d ago

AntoineDcoolette...interesting , although switching to the gauntlets doesn't fundamentally change the game mechanics, I found that the gauntlets played differently than the chains.

Fishy Fingers2805d ago (Edited 2805d ago )

All the praise, all the plus points and yet everyone chooses to focus all their concentration on the single negative. Way of the internet I guess.

Ravage272805d ago (Edited 2805d ago )

Are you aware that OPM UK doesn't hand out easy 10s to every PS3 exclusive?

Heavy Rain - 90
Killzone2 - 90
Demon's Soul - 80
MotorstormPR - 80
GOW2 - 80
GOW - 60

while some multiplat review sites like 1up,GamePro and GiantBomb hands out 10s more often due to their scoring system.

Based on what the reviewer said, it should have been a 95 but they only uses integers

A Cupcake for Gabe2805d ago

Flying through wind tunnels, New Dynamic QTEs, Smoother flow of combat, Integration of combat weapons that change fighting style, riding a gorgon, grappling those demon bird things, grabbing enemies and barreling through them, smashing dudes head into the wall, breaking out of a pile up, and even the head of Helios.....just the demo...FYI

yeah, they did nothing new.....? They fvcking raised the bar and sent Kratos out with a bang....
10/10 in my book so far, and I am sure many other will feel the same way....GOW>Everything else in the genre

FlameBaitGod2805d ago

How did cod:mw feel different then LOL ?

BlackAvenger72805d ago

The only thing I don't like about reviewers is that they take games so seriously instead of enjoying them.. I think sometimes they are forgetting that fun factor is the most important thing when playing a game.. Im pretty sure most of us can nitpick any game and find out unrecognizable flaws in it..

On topic: GOW3 is the MAIN reason I bought my PS3, can't wait!!

sikbeta2805d ago

GOW3 Will Be A F*CKING BEAST, I don't need a Review to know that

Gamers FTW!!!

ScoobyDrew2795d ago

Commenting on the gameplay point dockage...

hey the gameplay was great in GOW 1 and 2... so if ain't broke, there's no need to fix it right?

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dkgshiz2805d ago

What more do you want?! Either way I need this game now!

redsquad2805d ago

But to read between the lines, it seems to have lost that (fraction of) one point because, basically, it's as good as the first two games. That's a bit... odd.

thor2805d ago

Not odd at all. While I don't think innovation is the be-all end-all of scoring, it's at least worth a single point on any grading system. Perhaps they should have done more to make the gameplay feel fresh, but you or I won't know until we play it for ourselves.

chidori6662805d ago

cant wait for the new footage of this game.

So Easy I Can Do It2805d ago

he said that it was almost 10/10, but in his opinion, it was 9/10 just because it felt "too similar."

redsquad2805d ago

Oh god, EDGE will murder it then.

ukilnme2805d ago

First of all, great avatar. Secondly, "too similar." WTF is that? How much change was expected? It is another installment in a hack 'n' slash series. Was an entirely new combat system expected? Oh well, they could have given it a zero and it would still be a day one purchase for me.

WIIIS12805d ago

Yes, just like Bioshock 2 and Gears 2 are similar to 1. GOW 3 being similar to 1 AND 2 should have 2 points deducted instead of 1.

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