God of War 3 was actually bigger during the alpha stages of production, director Stig Asmussen has revealed.
DVD 9 is the reason, lol gotta love fanboys I sworn if that game was a multiplatform game, you'll hear many "damn you ms" and "M$" "microsoft ruined this gen" "ps3 games gimped, 360 is the reason" It really sounds like a DLC
Dude, the game weights fvcking 35gb, how big do you want it to be?
I bought the game, It's amazing hands down, i don't have anything against it, in fact im not even a diehard gow fan but it's really irritating to have all these cluster fanboy comments filling out each story it makes me sick there is no such thing called "discussion" in this site just flaming, twisting, ignoring facts, act like D!cks etc....
And your comment up above is any better? Hypocritical much? Edit: You can't really deny the fact that DVD9 has held back multiple games this generation. Lost Planet 2(content was cut), Grand Theft Auto IV(Rockstar said they were having space issues) and Final Fantasy XIII(Sqaure-Enix won't say anything but everyone knows that it was).
i agree with you, and i sympathize with the whole fanboys from all sides spamming the hell out of the pages with silly comments but Fangblade does have a point...the game is already 35Gb =/ i'm sure the cut's were completely attributed to lack of time/design changes, etc. even the worst fanboy couldn't prove otherwise
"it makes me sick" LOL @ you taking this fanboy garbage to heart
lol. Love the comments from these discussions. As I've said in so many other articles, content gets cut all the time from games to make it better. Stuff that didn't have time to be polished, didn't feel right, didn't work. Nothing new.
While playing a 10+ hour game? With RPGs, its understandable because they're long and have a LOT of content. God Of War 3 isn't nearly as long as FFXIII, yet it takes up SO MUCH more space. At the same time, it looks SO MUCH better. This means the only way we can get an RPG that looks as good as God of War 3, is if they utilize Bluray. I'm sure you guys don't mind playing sub-HD games, or 720p games with sub-HD textures, etc. But the rest of us expect more from our games that are made for our HD consoles. So far, no games on any console has been able to compete against Sony's first party games graphically.
ape007 is one of the biggest fanboys on this site, its funny - because he is always trying to make himself look like he isn't by rabidly explaining his remarks, getting all defensive and such. But really, why did you have to start out this topic like that?
I remember the "old" ape007. Such a nice gamer, first comment was not a good one. OT: To read those articles makes me really sad. There was some content cut out of GoW3: at least another battle on top of Gaia, another boss fight involving the use of Helios head and more puzzles. It was all about deadlines. They had to cut in order to keep on schedule. I understand though, if you watch "Making of GoW3" they say it takes a lot longer/much more effort to create high res assets.
why is he saying DVD9 is the reason? When this is Blu-Ray? My brain hurts.
@1.8 "God Of War 3 isn't nearly as long as FFXIII, yet it takes up SO MUCH more space" FFXIII took up nearly 37GB of space on a bluray disc...a difference of 2 GB did you even bother to inform yourself?
just shut up if you dont have anything good to say becuase your acting like the raging fanboy at this moment. sometimes its better if parents kept there 12 year old kid away from the internet before you know it they become internet heroes
Face what? If it wasn't for your comment at the top there could have possibly been a civil conversation about what this could all mean for the future of God of War III. But noooo you had to go and make a retarded fanboy comment like that. You say you're tired of fanboys and their comments, so how about you do something about it and stop making fanboyish comments yourself? Best way to stop fanboy's is to ignore them. That is of course if you're really tired of them.
look man on this site heheh, many said that im sony fanboy, ms fanboy etc.... so I'll add that in my book lol
Ape007 Seriously you know how N4g is and you still come here, and instead of contributing and helping you proceed to do the same thing and act like the same douches that you complain about. If you hate it so much then GTFO! Easy problem to solve imo. Otherwise just try to contribute to the conversation and stop sounding like a whiner. It's just as annoying. On topic: I heard that they had to cut back on the ending cause of time contraints. Which sucks. I hope they can finish it and release it as a dlc.
like i said stop making retarted comments and go away as simple as that anyhow guys i already suspected that they cut out a lot of stuf becuase if you compare the VGA trailer from a few years back you saw kratos breaking a chain jumping on cyclops world getting smashed and when i played the game that seqeuns wasnt in there at all also kratos was running on walls an attacking centours so i new from the beginning but every god of war losses content if you watch the making of god of war 1,2 and coo they always have to cur something out so no surprise here im also waiting whats the next god of war announcment will be i cant wait
@kratos True that. I played the entire game waiting for that "section". Sometimes I feel the game was butchered. I also was expecting to see the titan in my avatar to play a more "titanic" role (pun intended) not just as a backdrop NPC. Time constrains as nyrcdude said, was the limiting factor. If it wasnt because game is so awesome, I wouldnt care but it's GoW3 we are talking about here.
i think we understand each other god of war 3 is just too good to talk smack about, did 17 hours to do finish it was every second was great
lol @ ape007 Why Bring DVD into this article, just to complain about fanboys, even if the Game use 37/38GB of Space on a BLU-RAY DISC 37GB / 8.5GB (DVD9) = 4 and 1/3 Discs or 4 Discs and The Final Part in DLC Your points is? Let me guess, even if a Sony First Party Studio cut Stuff from a Game still Deliver More than a Third Party Developer... oh, we all know that...
lmfao ape. Good one. But yeah. We heard it all when FF13 came out.. Same with lost planet. But it's usually because the scenes weren't up to the quality of the overall game.. or because they plan on giving us DLC from the beginning. Either way, i honestly can't think of any way to make GoW3 any more epic than it already is.
Aww my soul hurts because of that I heard Stig say they cut content before but never knew specifically what it was maybe we'll see it in GoW4? If there is a good God of War game without Kratos.
So, should we expect DLC of this cut content? Cause that Argus fight sounds very cool!
agreed, it will be so cool to have all that as a DLC and also the proper ending to GOW3.. Stig said they didnt revealed the full end for the game.
But BlueRay disk have 50GB why God Of War 3 only use 35GB. Sound like DLC to me
just like every game that comes out now. Could they make them bigger yes, can they sell them as is, and then sell more DLC yes they can. Dragon Age Origins any one, DLC was almost as expensive as a new game.
sounds like you need to copy other bots messages from other sites to come up with something, you trollbot
didnt they say they wont have dlc u retarded bot
Either there is some hidden limitation to the PS3 which devs aren't allowed to talk about or Sony had GOW3 rushed out so they had at least 1 big seller for Q1, in fact it could even be a combination of both.
oh man your totally right! Sony didn't have games first quarter so they had to rush god of war 3. hey while we are it sony also closed down all their studios cus they are scared of microsoft....toool
What are you 12?
Did you read the article: "It was too big, and it wasn't as tight as it could possibly be. And we had to cut some things out, just to make sure that we got the quality across the board." This does not relate to some hidden limitation of the PS3, rather that they felt that some parts of the game were just not nearly as far done with development as those that made it into the final cut. This happened with both GOW and GOW2 as well.
tell me now Mr.Smarty, how do you increase the longevity of a single player game over a LONG period of time? Keep it fresh with new stuff obviously whats the easiest way to achieve that goal? start off with EVERYTHING, too much even, and then edit everything you edit out, you improve, and adapt into future content it can be free or for a small price or very costly, thats up to the publisher as a design/marketing stand point, this is a very good strategy so as long as it isn't a rip off (MW2 Stimulus Pack, oblivion horse armour, etc) and it works, it keeps people interested in a game that doesn't have online if you can contest this strategy, do it.
Actually it's called game development. Every title in HISTORY, regardless of platform, has had some manner of edit, cut, or streamlining due to deadlines. Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves. The difference being, many devs just don't talk about it.
hidden Limitation? lol, what is that... a way to spin this article and turn into something bad about the PS3... WOW, lame attempt... but keep trying...
GOW is the God of games...
lol look at these people making up false theories about the ps3. No! Sony was actually thinking ahead not backwards. I just hope they bring back some of those cuts for the next game or as "FREE!" DLC.
no wonder you are using such a nickname... if you believe DVD9 is just fine nowdays then the only ignorant fool is you around here and noone else. I am not saying that DVD9 is useless or similar EXTREME opinions that fanboys are spewing all the time, but saying "its not a big deal" well yeah...ok... Some people already mentioned developers having issues with DVD9 and in numerous occasions.Lost Planet 2, Rockstar, FFXIII , Carmack (rage) etc etc I guess all the above people dont know shiit right?You know better! Worst thing of all is not dvd9 but the royalty fees Microsoft imposes on any game that is more than 2 DVDs in size... Talk about NEXT GEN man! Actually i agree with you... blu ray is simply useless, and come to think of it i think DVD is also useless man!Bring back the good old CDs or ...wait...!!!! CARTRIDGE GAMEZ FOR TEH WIN!!! (no loading whatsoever!!the future is now!) I rest my case....
how long are you going to complain about dvd9? we can't do anything about it. all you can really do is not buy a 360 and STFU about it. If it bothered us so much we would do the same. But we don't give a sh*t, we like to play games not format bitc&ing.
blu ray is 100% and definitely better than DVD9, anybody disagree with that is a total fool, you always love playing with my words what im saying is you guys make DVD9 look crap and complain and cry much about how 360 is affecting games, this and that.... use your mind, mass effect 2 is a huge game, it's on 2 disks, what's the problem, bad company is an amazing game on all fronts, compare it with kz2 (content wise not gfx), they're on par, compare mw2 (dvd) to R2 (bluray) they are about the same scale, even mw2 has better gfx look at fallout 3 and demon souls, mgs4 and conviction, they both have the same length and overall content, even conviction have more material if you think about co-op, borderlands is a damn huge game, look at the upcoming red dead redemption , it's gonna be huge everytime I look into comments,all I read is DVD 9 whaaaah whaaaah, wake up please some ps3 games have great content like uncharted 2 and GT5, but still not that much big of a difference as you claim the scale of games is the same on both system's respective exclusives you guys act\pretend that xbox games are like a little lake compared to the OCEAN that is ps3 games, you guys are dreaming so high accept reality dudes. in the upcoming gen, blu-ray will be essential of course
Please tell me something... since when did more space = more congtent or bigger worlds? By your logic and I say it again, cartridges are better because Chrono Cross on Super NES is longer and bigger than GOWIII, Uncharted 2 even Mass Effect 2... seriously, just like you claim "people should stop complaining about DVD9 space" , the same I can tell you "people should stop acting as if the only use for more space is to put more content".... Thats just retarded... What made FFVII so compeling back in the days?Was it its length?Or its presentation? Is it the same to have everything crystal clear on your TV , without audio/video compression? Uncharted 2, GOW III, Resistance 2, arent an RPGs , and they never aim to be 30 hour games!Having Blu Ray does not equalmore content in every single case.It just means that the developpers are free to do whatever they want however they want it without having to think "oh wait...if i do that maybe we are gonnarun out of space". Nope they are free to do everything.When it comes to adventure and actions games, blu ray means you have uncompressed audio/video, no need to think over texture/shader quality + putting all the extras which are always welcome (GOWIII has almost 3 hours of making off content, sure some dont care but that is a plus to hardcore gamers and is a ++ when it comes to presentation). In other cases where content becomes a problem you have RPGs and sandbox games like GTAIV, Rage etc etc. Need I say something about FFXIII on 360?And no I am not talking about the differences in game during gameplay (altho it runs half the res) but the cutscenes and cinematics are just crap compared to the PS3. Also all your examples like Oblivion , MW2, Fallout etc etc prove nothing but the fact that PS3 gets shafted because 360 has DVD9 and poses problems.Capcom admitted that altho PS3 has no problem including the extra content right from the get go , they wont include it because it is unfair for 360 users... now is that the DEFINITION of irony or what?? What did you expect?Multiplat devs to actually make version different because PS3 has blu ray? And Mass Effect is a brilliant game the best so far this year and YES it has a problem being in 2 discs and that is a mystery -to me- as to why Bioware did it so crappy.I had to change discs the whole time going from one sidequest to the other.Eventually I got the memo which is simple "just finish the damn game do no sidequests and when you are done with the story start doing these". No its not a big issue, but it would give devs more free room to do things their way. And I say it again.Extra space does not = to JUST more content.It is also a major factor of improving the experience and presentation as well as making the devs life easier.
cant even handle the graphics this game blew my mind and this game is 100 percent the best game on the market that its better than all of the flopbox put together haha they arent getting this game cant be done since there hardware was limited 2 years ago with gears
why did they remove that "battle"? From the description of Argus, it sounds like the creature from Lovecraft Shoggoth, which too had many eyes but it was more gelatinous than solid. I hope somethings make it back into the game in form of DLC. More boss battles are OK with me.
Argus is actually from Greek Myth. He was a gigantes dispatched by Hera to guard Io(a guddess) to keep Zeus from sleeping with her secretly. He was covered in eyes so could see in all directions. Hermes played his lyre and Argus fell asleep and Hermes then killed him and told Zeus that the coast was clear. Hera used Argus' remains to make peacocks which have feathers that make them appear to be covered in eyes.
You seen the MAKING OF?, they show some parts where the game looks 100 times better then the final game, their Dev Kits seem to be more powerful then the PS3 itself.
I love the game the way it was. All games have cuts and all for good reasons.
The game was awesome, poeple just need to wait for the possible epiloge.
That was said before release that they had an extra ending that they cut out because it was too much to do and not polished how they wanted. They also said if they do ever finish it it will be free DLC, there was already numerous articles on N4G about it. However after reading it seems like it was a complete stage be nice if they do actually finish it , it seems interesting especially if they keep their word on being free. Edit: Btw Ape ur an idiot really w/ you flamebait comments. This article has nothing to do w/ space restraints in any sort of way they made a part of the game that they didnt polish and felt they could do without it so cut it out. If they probably had another 3-4 months they couldve packaged it on the same disc unlike games like FF/GTA and the rest which no amount of extra dev time could increase how much they can fit on that dvd (unless game is downscaled more).
edition of the God of War series, with God of War 1 and 2 remade with the God of War 3 engine, and the cut elements (the Argus fight, the Zeus/Gaia/Kratos fight at the end) implemented into God of War 3. i think people forget that this is Sony Santa Monica's FIRST Playstation 3 game, and yet they knocked it out of the park. the God of War 3 that IS, is still better than any other action game on consoles right now. the God of War 3 that was planned certainly sounds epic, but i can't blame SSM for focusing on the elements that were complete, and polishing them to a fine sheen. i'd rather have a trimmed, polished, insanely quality game, than a long, polished, decent quality game. it sounds like they could have made a huge game, but it would have felt like God of War 2.5. instead, they decided to make God of War 3 the best they could, and the game feels like God of War 3.5. maybe we'll still see some of the cut content, but i'm satisfied with what the game is currently. gamers are too busy being dissatisfied with what they GET, instead of simply enjoying it for what it is. games this generation have to live up to some pretty insane expectations these days. it's sad, really.
Being GoW3 the last in the trilogy makes absolute sense to have as much content as possible, specially when game is this quality. However is clear SSM did an incredible job polishing GoW3 to the heavens and it paid off, although some compromises had to be done. If a Director's Cut edition (including the full alpha content) is released, I'll be all over it.
i'd definitely love a Directors Cut. even though the game itself isn't bursting with content with it being the last in the Kratos trilogy, all those extra videos/documentaries that came with it made me really feel like i got the complete God of War experience. i haven't even watched all of them (i think i may have 3 vids left), but the hard work and dedication put into making this game is so above and beyond what most developers put into their games, SSM is deserving of some credit and slack. God of War 3 is an incredible experience. it's presentation is second to none, and the game play is better than in the first two (the combat engine alone makes up for any lack of puzzles and varied locations; there is plenty of variance in locales, it's just that they are smaller areas, instead of the grand areas. also, people seem to forget that in God of War 2, a LARGE portion of it took place on the Island of the Fates alone).
So, we will never know GOW3's full potential because the devs didnt feel like it. Nvm, they "wanted to keep the quality".
How do you know the stuff they cut was good? Maybe what they cut they didn't believe was up to the standards of the rest of the game as clearly stated in the article. Oh and I like your implication that SSM was just being lazy. Just because your to lazy to read the article doesn't mean everyone is lazy.
It's a shame that not everything works out as planned. The omissions mentioned really sounded cool. Of course, it'd just be icing sugar on a chocolate cake.
I dont like chocolate. :S
i do hope they add a new ending and levels via DLC. Or better yet add MP mode. Thye did promise DLC , so lets wait
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