G4TV's Adam Sessler absolutely loved God Of War III. To find out why, watch this week's edition of Sessler's Soapbox.
better than any review out there. Adam Sessler in one of the few true gamers in the industry and is usually spot on with his videos. I would much rather listen to him talking about a game for a few minutes than watching a review or reading a review.
It seems that only PS3 exclusives set standards.
Can I get a whoooooaaaaaaaaaaa Bundy! GOW 3 >> oxygen
graphics story gameplay etc... game cant get here soon nough
Yes. The game has been deemed good. Unfortunately, Sessler has taken it into the realm of a hyperbole jizzfest. @ below: This kind of overblown vernacular has been heard time and time again. GTA IV, Halo 3, etc. None of those games resembled what was described. The truly even minded and even-keeled critiques come after a game's release, when people actually take off the rose coloured glasses.
You haven't played it yet...
Notice what he says at 3:40 about the sense of feedback you can get from a game using a controller. That's exactly why we need to keep controllers and only use tech such as the PSEye and Natal to enhance the gaming experience rather than give us a controller-less experience.
I asked in another thread about the G4TV God of war 3 review discussion and I would like to know in here as well. Are there any spoilers at all? I dont want to ruin it for myself but I want to listen... No one told me in the last one /cry... 1 WEEK!!!! Thanks bro. Bubs =D
"Do you ever get tired of defending the xbox360 in PS3 comment sections? Your BS is no better than the "PS3 fanboys" you rail against." Al Bundy asked me to elaborate on my comment, so I did. Its not like I came in here to purposely start anythg. Oh and I wasn't defending the Xbox 360(console), I was defending 360 exclusives(games). BIG DIFFERENCE/
No spoilers in this one but some of the trailer footage and E3 Demo gameplay is going on in the background. Anyone who wnats to see Sessler pick apart alot of the fanboy drivel that has been spewed about this game needs to watch this. Button Masher my as* EDIT @ DEAD: I am sure you didn't come in to talk about the XBOX but look what happened. "Oh and I wasn't defending the Xbox 360(console), I was defending 360 exclusives(games). BIG DIFFERENCE/" Point taken
i have so much respect for adam. i trust his reviews the most out of anyone else in gaming journalism.
The sess really hit the nail on the head for the reasons I loved the last 2 GOW games so much. The anticipation is killing me especially because I have not seen anything on the game in so long =D. Game on all you GOW fans BOOOOOOOOOOOM!
You know what I like most about Adam Sessler, he actually talks to us with his face showing. That ability to look right in someones eyes and tell they actually mean what they're saying, that their enthusiasm is real and they're not being swayed by some advertising pay-off or deep-rooted vendetta for or against a game/idea/thing. Plus he gets right in your face with a big FU if people try and call him out, he's really easy to relate to. He's a real gamer and it shows.
when the game industry is fair towards the ps3 it seems bias because, they have to admit Sony can make good games! error, sony can make outstanding games. 2day is one of my days, when the voices of the silent are heard.
I don't think I have ever heard him speak about a title like this. Of course the rest of the industry are scrambling to find something wrong with GoW III, even if it is something for which they have given other games a pass.
fixed camera is the new standard in gaming... makes sense. He is pretty old. A free camera would probably be too much for him lol
In my opinion the best in the industry. I like how he judge games and the only guy i trust in reviews. Well i have my copy of GoW3 reserved better hurry finish Mass Effect 2 if i wanna play this game soon. @ morganfell "I don't think I have ever heard him speak about a title like this" Dude you are soooooo full of B.S. now STFUp, disagree and complain about my comment with N4G.
What are the chances of you not actually owning a ps3 but yet you feel the need to comment on ps3-only games? Don't you have any good game to play on the 360 instead on commenting on ps3 games? (Laugh) you know.....Dante's Inferno...(busting a gut)...Bayonetta?...(LMAO).. all those great games. (stop...stop...i can't take it anymore. It's just too hilarious)
I'm super excited for GoW3, and this video jacked me up another notch.
I see you in a lot of sections, injecting your PC elitist attitude into every conversation, or complaining about some console game. And I finally figured out why. PC's a BOOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGG platform. So you're a little jaded with that, and I sympathize. But since you're not getting GoWIII (because I doubt you have a PS3 considering "teh PC iz teh bestorz"), how about you keep your broken record statements to yourself and allow people who like the game, like the genre, and generally have a positive vibe about it to talk about it amongst themselves and you can go back to having orgasms over Crysis and Crysis 2. kthnxbye. OT: I trust only 3 reviewers in the industry. Sessler, Victor Lucas (even though he can be a little generous), and Tommy Tallarico (even though he doesn't do that anymore).
you get a bubble on your icon alone...
"But since you're not getting GoWIII (because I doubt you have a PS3 considering "teh PC iz teh bestorz")," see bio will you be sticking your own foot in your mouth? or are you one of them wierdo's and would like to use mine?
wow, a picture of a pc setup beside a 360 and a PS3. yeah, that's convincing. /s i stand by my statement. and in the chance that that really is your setup, you're still not getting GoWIII, and are still an elitist for a very boring platform, so everything else i said still stands.
@Al Bundy- It seems like you belong in the open zone @TheHater- I agree. Sessler has a passion for gaming that can only be otherwise seen in Hiphopgamer. This episode actually pushed me to trade in my unopened copy of BC2 for GOW3 next week.
yeah, you can see his excitement for games base on this body language and the excitement in this words. This video is not base on bias or comparing them to other games.
dead, Al Bundy didn't say anything we all weren't thinking. Don't be mad. PS3 games setting standards since 07.
I only spoke the truth. If you know of any exclusives on other consoles that has set standards then I'm all ears.
Gears of War on the 360 was probably the first to set the standards this generation, not to stay the bar hasn't been raised since then, but it was the first.
@Al Bundy- Halo 3 set the standard for having the most COMPLETE online multiplayer out there(Forge, Theater Mode, Offline and online splitscreen, online and offline co-op, best stat tracking ever seen in an MP game etc.) Mass Effect 2 sets the standard for being the the most VARIED RPG this gen. There is no other RPG out there in which your smallest decisions affect the outcome of the game so significantly. Even things that you have done in PAST Mass Effect games can carry over. Forza 3 sets the standard for car customization in a racing game. Gears of War 2 has set the standard for being the most successful and most popular third-person shooter in history. GTA Liberty City Stories(soon to be on PS3) set the standard as the BEST DLC of all time. The Left 4 Dead franchise set the standard for being the highest rated and arguably the best online co-op game on consoles. EDIT: Mainstream popularity IS a standard and the only reason you fail to admit it is because it doesn't help ur side of the argument. Also, commerical success is a standard as well. The PS2 set a standard for that way back when, now the Wii will set another standard.
Gears did set a standard in 2006 but the PS3 exclusives passed that and set higher standards starting in 2007 with Uncharted, then MGS4, then LBP, then Killzone 2, MLB 09: The Show, then Uncharted 2, then Demon's Souls, then MAG, then Heavy Rain, then MLB 10: The Show, and now GOW III and keeps setting standards to this day while the Xbox hasn't advanced beyond what Gears did in 2006. @Dead I'm afraid you don't know what standards are. You can't just go making up stuff and try to pass them for standards. How is popularity a standard?
Sorry, but I disagree with ME2 setting any standard. If you watch the latest episode of the Bonus Round, the developer stated that not all your action have an impact on the story. It just set up in a way that you don't now what action will have an impact on the Story. Very clever...now if only I can get motivated to finish ME2.
So if you don't include setting a standard for popularity then you got two or three games there that really could be argued. Well look who has an opinion and is pushing it as a fact. Do you ever get tired of defending the xbox360 in PS3 comment sections? Your BS is no better than the "PS3 fanboys" you rail against.
because if they smell b*llsh*t then they call people on it. I'm glad my original 60gig is still working. He said the only other time he experienced anything like this was when he was playing Uncharted 2. I agree though people cannot deny that Gears of War set the bar first. That game had THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN playing shooters for the first time.
I don't always agree with the guy and he is a little weird... but, he always speaks from the heart and gives REASONS why he believes one way or another. He was not kind to the PS3 and was critical of Sony for the first few years of this gen, but now that the games have come, you can see the utter excitement in his face and hear it in his voice. His soapbox discussions on UC2 and GOW3 have been amazing and better than many "full" reviews b/c he describes WHY he believes that these games are genre-defining... The PS3 is really on a role right now and I can't even begin to imagine where the system goes from here... Honestly, I just can't understand how people bash the PS3's exclusives. They are far and away some of the best games of this generation.
...still leaves a bad taste. Why should I say he's a good guy because he likes GOW3? He was clearly out of line with MotorStorm. Nasty even: http://g4tv.com/videos/1566...
Well, my problem with him is more an everyday one. I can accept he might well be passionate and even fair about the games he talks about but he's got a face for the radio in my book. Morgan Webb is no better either with her lantern trap man-jaw thing going on making me wonder how she got rid of her Adam's Apple all the bloody time! As for the Sessler meister I just can't look at his head-I know it silly ans ashallow but can't take anyone who looks like hm as seriously as he prolly deserves. I know, also, that this is MY problem but I challenge anyone to tell me they think he belongs on screen with hair and head combo like he sports. Maybe I'll have to blank out the screen and just listen when it's just him on(I cannot ABIDE Miss Webbs voice either-goes right through me)as so many people seem to rate a man I've never been able to give a chance. but that head!
Playstation 3 it only does raising the bar for the industry.
Never knew who this Sessler was eore today (I'm Italian) I really liked the guy, since you can clearly see that he is truly passionate, so it's good for us players to have those unbiased people in the business.
He's right about the pacing of Uncharted 2. There's never a second of that game that you feel like you're slogging through the same old thing, you always feel like you're about to see something new and exciting even if you've played it before. I have a friend who's a very casual gamer and only really likes to play a half hour or so at a time. I let the guy play Uncharted 2 at my house and he must have played for four hours. I had to wrestle the controller from his hands and beat him to death with it to get him to stop. The first few hours of God of war 2 had the same amazing pacing but I felt became a bit of a slog halfway through before picking up at the end. The pacing of the demo of 3 was great but after God of war 2 I was skeptical as to whether they could keep up that pacing throughout the game. From the sound of this, they could.
I really like sessler when he talks good about ps3 games... but I hate him when he talks bad about ps3 games or fanboys.
He's a try hard and I don't take anything he says seriously.
Move to your right - YOU IN THE WAY OF AWESOME! (Sorry, meant my right...)
You guys argue too much, just chill out for once, jeez.
After Nintendo, Sony has always set the standard for gaming.Its just the rabid fanboys who are too blind to see that. Nintendo and Microsoft these days are stuck in place, playing it safe, too afraid to try anything radically new in fear that they might lose their worshippers.Gears of War didn't set any standard. The cover system and third person existed even before GOW did.
@tiamat Wow the hypocricy. Gears of war didn't set any standards you say?? Then tell me how the hell did god of war 3 did?
I really like Sessler's work. He does tend to get a bit dramatic about stuff thus the busting of nuts he is doing here. But I can't say one way or another because I haven't played the game but damn all this talk makes the wait harder.
Sessler is the best!
The storytelling might not be perfect, but the flow and quality of each minute is done incredibly well.
Adam has a wife? I was thinking girlfriend might be a stretch but a wife. Congrats Sessler.
this bit of information provides hope for EVERYBODY!!!*LOL*
With all due respect Adam is discussing God of War and it setting new standards in pacing; why even mention all those games you've mentioned. Let's focus on the matter at hand and celebrate God of War 3 and not deviate into nonsense. Forza 3 sets a new standard for car customization, ok cool that's your opinion, but how in the world does that relate to God of War 3, they're not even in the same genre. Let's get it together people.
Yeah. Sessler's right about being eager to try out anything new from Santa Monica. It's about time they give us a new IP like ND did with Uncharted, Insomniac did with Resistance, Zipper did with MAG, Incognito did with Warhawk.
good analysis about the gameplay , graphics , etc. It is unbias unlike ign and gamespot or edge
man I know a guy that looks and sounds exactly like him !!! <3 Sessler
Im a big fan of the sess, i love his passion for games it really comes out in his reviews and stuff.
have finally turned the corner on the PS3. It wasn't too long ago that every show, preview, or review was peppered with some snide remark about the PS3. I no doubt understand that it was not necessarily bias and was all in fun. However, ever since Uncharted 2 knocked the doors off of the industry...the jokes have been far and few between. The last one I heard was about the Wii. On Topic: Seems like Sessler was riveted by GoW III. His analysis of how important pacing is to gaming was spot on (regardless of the game). I can't remember how many times I played a game. Then, because there was a lull in the story (and other games were released) I stopped playing. Only to have to force myself to go back and finish. I love a long game like the rest of us...just not long for the sake of being so. It's gotta hold my interest.
Ps3, it only sets the standards of games. Notice how for the 360 its "Lets beat Uncharted 2 or Killzone 2", theres a reason theres no for Ps3, "Lets try beat Gears 2!"
His review made me even more stoked. Dammit! I'm ALREADY EXCITED ENOUGH!!
One of the few journalists in the gaming industry who tells it like it is and is so passionate. Good job Sess, keep it up man. These days, money talks and BS walks when it comes to gaming sites
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