Bungie eclipses God of War Hype in 7:45

Al Hess of Burn360 writes : As a multiplatform gamer I cannot help but be more excited for Reach after seeing the Reach beta modes in action. Not only does the Reach video showcase graphics that are on par or greater than God Of War III in its final build. The game is still in development. It's bound to look even better at launch. For anyone that is thinking that Kratos is going pull a fast one and snag GOTY in 2010 is fooling themselves. I think after God of War III drops and doesn't push the systems that Sony predicts that it will, it's time for Sony to revitalize the project. It just not as exciting as it once was. It just doesn't spark the interest in anyone other than a hardcore God of War fan.

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xTruthx2930d ago

lol seriously, you cant take any 1 seriously when they say this almost at the beginning "after seeing the Reach beta modes in action. Not only does the Reach video showcase graphics that are on par or greater than God Of War III" that's when you realize how blind people can be lol. Reach will look great ? yes, better than god of war 3 in the graphics department ? no

Bungie2930d ago

i loves both vids

but Halo Reach is far superior game IMO

FangBlade2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

"Not only does the Reach video showcase graphics that are on par or greater than God Of War III in its final build. The game is still in development. It's bound to look even better at launch. For anyone that is thinking that Kratos is going pull a fast one and snag GOTY in 2010 is fooling themselves. I think after God of War III drops and doesn't push the systems that Sony predicts that it will"

Hilarious! and look at the source! omg im laughing so hard i can hardly breath! this is one of the funniest sh!t i ever seen on N4G! Halo Reach will be a good game, yes. but after seeing the ViDoc I finally understand why the 360 fanboys always say "its not about the graphics, its about the gameplay". This article is emberessing.

LordMarius2930d ago

LMAO at the bots who actually think that Gheylo: Reach-Around looks graphically impressive.

Come back when your crapbox can pull Killzone 2 graphics kiddies

blitz06232930d ago

Wow Damage Control from a fansite. Can't handle that GoW3 epic trailer? Poor guys

we won2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

LOL now this type of article is spam/flame bait? lol

This article is right though Halo Reach destroyed Sony's year not just GOW3(halo Reach has impressive graphics, more action and processing going with AI, number of Ai's, vehicles, 4 player co-op) Hell while GOW3 supposedly destroyed the X10 event, the whole world and all of the media were busy being amazed by what was shown at MSFT's event, the MSFT event content simply was not released until hours after the event.



Metro 2033>Alan Wake>Splinter Cell>Brink>Uncharted 2>Halo Reach>Killzone 2>GOW3

Halo is just a bigger game that alone destroys GOW3

Anyways I don't expect PS3 fanboys to ever admit the truth, Graphics seem to be the only reason PS3 fanboys value the PS3, it's all about brand bragging rights.

Shadow Flare2930d ago

What a well written article. What a well written, impartial article. Couldn't see any favouritism or bias anywhere in that article at all. Impartiality was spread evenly throughout this article. He was obviously not a rabid 360 fanboy who sleeps, eats and dreams halo, and is certainly not the kind of rabid fanboy who would be so foolish as to claim halo reach "eclipses" god of war 3 graphically. What a professional writer.

In case you couldn't tell, I was being sarcastic

LordMarius2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )


Uncharted 2 >= Killzone 2 >= God of War 3 >>> Halo: Reach

Graphics wise

Edit: I forgot to include GT5, dont know what order it belongs but i know

GT5 >>> Halo:Reach

Graphic wise

Hellsvacancy2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

Its like sayin a Ford Modeo ST-220 (which i drive) is better then a Porch (which i really really want)

U cant compare a FPS 2 a 3rd Person Shooter (i know its not a shooter, habbit)

And IF u do, your an idiot

eagle212930d ago

Now Reach is already lord, what's wrong with the 360 fanbase these days? :)

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Megaton2930d ago

I lol'd. Bungie has never been a graphical powerhouse. It's just not what they do. You can like Halo more than God of War all day long, but Reach eclipses GoW3 in graphics? That's just idiocy squared.

bpac1234567892930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

lmao I stopped reading at "Not only does the Reach video showcase graphics that are on par or greater than God Of War III in its final build..." I think that people allow there favoritism for certain games to cloud there reason. It's sad that these websites are worst fanboys than some of there viewers. If he honestly believes that halo reach looks in any way superior to GOW3 than please "puff, puff, pass."

Rush2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

Having played the GOW3 demo and looked at every single trailer I can't understand why people keep pretending its some graphical beast. Uncharted 2 is stunning but its a set piece game so it should be. And Kill Zone 2 that was truly a stunning game I don't think currently the 360 has a game released to compete with that.

Am not trying to be bias here but honestly GOW3 looks just above average graphically to me. If you want a good looking console game I wouldn't say Reach is that amazing either although I would say its a more powerful game the GOW3.

Am sorry this is going to offend some of you but Alan Wake blows both GOW3 and Reach out of the window graphically. Am talking purely graphically as well which is the better game who knows.

But seriously I was talking to some mates about this 2 days ago showing them some GOW3 comments here on N4G. They couldn't figure out if everyone was blatantly stupid or lying to themselves. Because in the graphics department sure its above average but it's not amazing nor will it ever be in my opinion.

blasian2930d ago

its so sad he had to resort to a defensive stance after realizing chaos will rise again...

hay2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

It'll be great game, will sell incredibly, looks good. But not PS3-good.

FUD at it's finest. Some people can't enjoy their games without downplaying other's.

Karsghul2930d ago

I like how pro 360 websites can't help themselves and talk about PS3 exclusives, clearly they are felling the burn(pun fully intended).

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marinelife92930d ago

This one is just as funny as people being "blown away" by Alan Wake trailers.

My advice to any 360 fans. Only compare your games to titles on your own system. That's what PS3 fans do.

thewhoopimen2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

*shakes head* MS & fans are giving their last push here it seems to change public perception. I dunno, but such narrow sighted and blatantly biased crap can only be taken so far. I can't handle this type of tripe coming out of MS PR & Sons anymore.

Face it, both franchises are at the end of their rope. Santa Monica is trying to end God of War III with a bang. Microsoft is just trying to milk Halo for every godamn penny 360 peons can come up with before they part ways with Bungie.

PS I don't dislike Bungie Studios. Myth and Marathon were some of my favorite games ever. I've respected them since their Macintosh roots. I however, don't like how MS used them to milk Halo.

Delive2930d ago

The same could be said for Reach. I prefer the PS3 myself for several reasons. I enjoy the 360 and see that it is better in some areas. I'm a realist. But to downplay GoW3 is simply foolish. I do know 360 enthusiast who have no plans on getting a PS3, but want to play Gow3, even slightly hinting at getting one to play it. On the other hand, I LOVED Halo: CE. had a strong liking for Halo 2, Enjoyed Halo 3 and was disappointed by ODST. I didn't even feel compelled to play it for more than 3 hours. Reach may go to be one of the greatest games ever made, but I have no interest to follow it at this point. I feel the franchise has been on the down since Halo 2.

No flame bait intended. Just speaking straight.

MmaFanQc2930d ago

this blog link should be in the dictionary as an example of Damage Control"

sparta762930d ago

This guy has too be on crack!
Not saying gow is gonna be a better game,
but graphics go!, Come on!!!!

Look everybody RUSH is high again!!

2-oj2930d ago

** enough said! :D

Should called *360burn* ;D

GiantEnemyCrab2930d ago

I don't get what this article is trying to prove? I thought both trailers were impressive but I don't know why this site chose to bring God of War into a fight with Halo.

It's just as stupid as the folks here claiming that God Of War is so superior as fact..

u got owned2930d ago

Flame bait article begging for hits. Don't fall for it people.

bnaked2930d ago

grafically without a doupt:

Gears of War 2 > Halo Reach

And yes,

Uncharted 1 > Gears of War 2

Halo Reach is not that good! People are claiming that it's looking so damn great, because it's a HALO game.

nix2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

and here i was wasting my time watching comedy movie to entertain... lemme forward this joke to others...

InfectedDK2930d ago

Well everything aside.. I'm not a God of War fan at all..!
I have tried God of War I a couple of times or something..
Anyway, I am looking forward to God of War III much!
I have the demo and I want the full game..
One of ma' mates/homies/friends said to me a week ago that he consider buying a PS3 only because of THAT game.. LOL..

Unicron2930d ago

Crab, bubbles for your use of logic.

2-oj2930d ago

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WildArmed2930d ago

I must need glasses coz i dont see how Reach gfx compare to GoW3..
plus they are totally different games..

Oh wait, I guess the glasses your using are the fanboy ones.

Halo Reach is going to be great, no doubt about it. But saying it looks better than GoW3.... lol.

but for the record, both Halo and GoW set the standards very high for their genre's gameplay.

btw.. 'Bungie' eclipses God of War hype...
so a dev over GoW?

you know, even in High School freshman composition they teach you to write better titles that make sense.

Anyways, can't wait for both games.. atm, i more hyped for GoW3 (it bloody comes out 1 day before my BDAY!) and since it's closer to launch.

gonna be in the beta all summer long!

Hellsvacancy2930d ago

Meerkat "LOL, you bought a Mondeo ST 220. Therefore your judgement is critically flawed and all your opinions are worthless"

PLEASE explain your-self?

I paid 17 and a half grand 4-my car and 8 thousand of that woz paid in CASH (dont ask wot i do 4 a livin) when woz the last time u had that much cash on the hip 2-do summin like that?

thewhoopimen2930d ago

Whatever you do, it sure doesn't require you to spell... jeezus.

raztad2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

It's possible Reach, or even ODST for that matter, can look better than GoW3 provided you are using a Standard Definition (=480i) TV set. I'm almost certain that's the case of big chunk of the xbox fanbase.

In a more positive note. GoW3 is my most expected game ever. The mindblowing trailer proves the wait is worth of it. Just a month to go.

Darkeyes2930d ago

Did people see the 1080P version thats up on the front page DAMN!!! Sorry, but I was at work and could only catch the crappy SD version and I was like ok, this is great, butnow I am at home and seeing the HD version and I am OMG WTF!!! That looks freaking CGI quality!!!

People should stop making fools of themselves (especially sites with 360 in their name) and ompare GOW to Halo in the graphics deparment.. First beat your own damn exclusive known as Gears 2 and then talk.

JANF2930d ago

@ Hellsvacancy

are you a prostitude? ;)

Ghostsmoker2930d ago

Halo: Reach will have such a huge accessible world compared to God of War 3. Like the developers said - it's gonna be a sandbox-game. Furthermore H:R is Alpha and the final build will look clearly better.
Referring to these facts Reach is technically far more complex. But that doesn't mean it has to be much better visually than GoW3.

CWMR2930d ago

-Come on guys, God of War 3 looks good and is going to be an epic game, but this attitude some of you have that it is unrivaled is really unrealistic and unfair to some of the other great looking games out there.

Personally I agree with the author in that Halo Reach currently looks better to me than God of War 3. You are free to have your own opinion, but that is how I see it. Seriously, compare these screenshots which were all captured from videos of both games.

God of War 3

Halo Reach

How can any honest person claim that there is some kind of massive difference in the graphical quality of these two games? You might prefer God of War 3, but to say that it smashes any other game is nothing but hyperbole and gross exaggeration.-

Man In Black2930d ago

You just proved how much better GOW3 looks with those screenshots.

Hellsvacancy2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

WhoopiMen - cummin from the man who spells jesus with a Z, Wots your problem anywy? cant YOU read?

Ill show ya

2 = To/two
3 = Free/three
4 = For/four
u = You
r = are
y = why
(there loads more)

Its that easy "now read it again and youll see u pronounce all the words EXACTLY the same"

----------------------------- -

On topic, CWNR - those Halo pics make me feel like ive been drinkin

Obelisk922930d ago

You've forgot one important thing: PERFORMANCES.

GoW III is going to run on 60-30 fps, Reach maybe 30-25.

doG_beLIEfs2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

Look, if you want us PS fans to take you 360 fans seriously, you have to get off the CRACK. IMO those screens look on par with Resistance2 at best. Maybe someone could post some comparison shots of R2 and Reach.

360 fans wonder why Sony fans laugh so much at you guys well wonder no more...just look at some of these comments.

I didn't hear any journalist going GAGA over Reach like they have over GOW3 or GT5 or KZ2, or UC2, or HR, or you get the point.

Please supporters of 360 if you want to keep working here....stay off the drugs.

Resistance 2 HD gallery FROM 2008

Please tell me how the R2 HD screens look. IMO the look better than Reach, yes Reach is not out yet but you see my point. R2 a 2 year old game is every bit as good looking as Reach.

doG_beLIEfs2930d ago

See? Please refrain from foolish comments like Reach looks better than GOW3 in the future when it can barely keep up with a TWO YEAR OLD GAME.

OmegaSlayer2930d ago

This kid has not even played the demo of GOW3, that was an early build and still shows:
enemies that have variety since the not every skeleton is the same
the model of Kratos that when watched close moves his face when he breathes and has even veins that pumps

in the trailer, if you watch slow-mo the scene when Kratos punches repeateadly, take a look at the facial expressions that Halo conveniently covers under a (very cool perhaps) helmet

then, I have yet to see rocks that looks like Halo's ones, they're too forcingly detailed...they're almost silly

bacon132930d ago

Im not hyped up at all for Reach. Sure, I'll play it eventually after it debuts but could care less about the halo universe or its games at this point. That's not mature gaming in my mind. GoW3 on the other hand I can't wait to play. The trailers looks fantastic and the scale of the game just seems ridiculously grandiose.

Traveler2930d ago

Resistance 2 was ugly in my opinion. Hmm.. but anyway this article was needless flamebait. As if we need more of that around here.

DeepInterludium2930d ago

GoW 3 clearly has better graphics.

Reach had a better trailer.

Get to marketing the game Sony. It feels like I've seen 1/4 of Heavy Rain, but barely know anything about GoW3.

vhero2930d ago

Its funny people think games actually look better on final builds from early builds its usually the other way around. They improve from near final builds as that's called touch up and easy enough to do but look at FFXIII for a perfect example of what I mean.

DaTruth2930d ago

I noticed someone said reach was an open-world game! You have hyped me up for Reach and I don't even care about Halo(since Halo:CE which is one of my favourite games to date).

With open-world Reach and Conviction, I can't see how I can avoid getting a 360 this year; Only problem is I have too many PS3 games to buy this year! This generation is insane!

And in no way do those screenshots of Reach help your case any!

cmrbe2930d ago

have been quite defensive lately?.

First. Why x360 fans don't want MAG and now Halo Reach hype surpass GOW3?. Seriously, this is the mentality of a 12 year old that finally realise that the PS3 has the games that are truly next gen and they don't like it. Welcome to reality. Also only kids care about hype. The fact is everyone is blown away by GOW3. If Reach is so awsome as you x360 fans say it is then you should be confident enough to not even mention GOW3.

In contrast we don't see any PS publication even mentioning any of x360 games. Maturity and confidence right there.

s8anicslayer2930d ago

These small unknown sites are just begging for hits they become more and more retarted by the minute and people just fall for it! If any one can sit there and say that GOW III is not a technical achievement in Graphics is clearly a fanboy! like a hater who would say a drop dead gorgeous girl ain't all that because he couldn't get her. Look at the video below of two people who just wet themselves by viewing GOW III! Have you seen that yet for Reach? no! I'm not hatin, I'm sayin!

alphakennybody2930d ago

It's pure fanboy stupidity that eclipse both games no more no less.

Hanif-8762930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

If i want the definitive FPS of this year thats Battlefield Bad Company 2 :-)

davekaos2930d ago

Are you serious, i have never othered to check out halo R but from those screens u posted, im like wow is that a game for the original xbox??
The textures are worse than those that was in Haze for ps3 and that was bad.
Jaggies all over the place
the trees look more like branches IMO

And you say that halo looks better than GOW3

Looks like you need to shop at spec-savers because my 20/20 vision is saying halo looks like sh!te

thewhoopimen2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

That's called sarcasm. Notice how "jeezus" is spelled incorrectly at the end. You don't need to give me a lesson in "leetspeak." And no, Woz and cummin are "your speak"

webeblazing2930d ago

i dont know why it eclipse gow3 dats a different genre but hey da reach video look hot they put a lot of thing killzone had dat wat i been saying for the longest they need the only bad thing is that from what they said in the video they didnt put any effort in halo 3 n odst. glad they making the next real halo cuz they got my attention back. and ps fanboi sould get all defensive cuz some of the the things yall said about things ms n 3rd party wasnt doing good or not all mostly ( ex. ai, animation, lighting, particle and other effect and others ) they're starting to see it seem like they listened to ps and pc fans more then anything cuz they wuz the only people criticizing about not trying to push anything cant wait play dis imma wait close to release before passing more judgements on dis.

ps 360 fans (not all) you sould really think about when others say something features dat add some dept to gameplay or maybe just make it look better in motion cuz now yall defending wat they told yall for the longest imao

Shepherd 2142930d ago

This article aside, no one here has any real reason why God of War 3 will be GOTY material other than graphics. Thats all fanboys here have, is graphics to fall back on. When you get older and more mature, you look for an experience that goes beyond polygons and you care about gameplay and fun much more than piss and vinegar excuses about why one exclusive is better than another.

otherZinc2930d ago

from the time GoW3 releases to the day after Halo:Reach is released!

Thats right: combine GoW3 from March to Sept. & Halo:Reach will beat that number on its first day its released.

TROLL EATER2930d ago

goldberg of war sent bak to hades

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bnaked2930d ago

OMG i have forgotten the quality of Resistance 2. A 60fps game.

It's funny, that those R2 pics are looking better..

But i must say, that Halo: Reach is looking really good. And i think the gameplay could be awesome with all the scrypted events. Yes i like scryptd events, Uncharted 2 was full of those.

But i don't get the "grafics are better comments" of the 360-fans.

The PS3 is more powerful. We all know it since day 1. I think it's normal for a console, released 1 year after the 360..

We all should have both consoles and should enjoy all these games..

BattleAxe2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )

Another case of fanboy jelousy. Halo: Reach looks like Haze compared to God of War.

duplissi2930d ago


your not serious are you?.....

Plopito2930d ago

lol, sure yeah what else what else they could have said, seriously i think both will be good games but GOW is better in the graphic department

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omega_red2930d ago (Edited 2930d ago )


Uncharted 2 < Killzone 2 < God of War 3 <<< Halo: Reach

gameplay,value,graphics,sound and story wise

Halo Reach = EPIC GOTY 2010

Kratos kisses Master chief's metallic ass