1UP's Matt Leone talks to Sony Santa Monica's Stig Asmussen and Steve Caterson about features cut from the final version of God of War 3.
lol wtf the first puzzle you hear a guy say "I want beer"
Scenes should never have been deleted... The game should have never been 8 hours, needs more content. The game play, graphics, story and so on are all amazing but short. @disagrees, I am not dissing GOW3.. in fact I am doing the opposite, I wanted more. Is that so bad?
well my first playthrough of the game was around 15 hours but that was cuz i started on titan and the damn flame cerebrus was soo effing hard that and those goat things. The game was very awesome still my favorite ps3 exclusive
the game how it should be played on hardest difficulty game felt far from short and was happy with the length of it. Hopefully however they give us the deleted as DLC which they said would be free if they ever finished it hope they finish it and hold their word on that.
gameplay and story were far better in GOWII IMO... was disappointed with the narrative and some of the finishers were not as bad@$$ in GOWIII.. in terms of scale and design were OK, but it was GOWIII on PS3 so that was a given for me.. corey or whatever his name was should have stayed as director
The game was long enough for me. About 12 or so hours.
Don't even get me started on that flame cerebrus; that thing was like actually the most frustrating thing in the world (ESPECIALLY on titan). The only way I ever managed to beat that stage was because of the (Gorgon, I think) magic that turned those doublebladed badasses to stone. Loved GOWIII so much that I decided to platinum it, easily spent 50+ hours on a supposed "8 hour game".
So, the game was meant to be played on hardest difficulty? Right.. So, if that's the case, then why make easier difficulties? Duh.
no way its obvious for those that just want a casual play through a game i like to play my games on the easiest and hardest diffficultys i play the easiest difficulty for the objectives graphics hidden secrets environments and a chance to find other ways to complete the goal and then i play the hardest difficulty once i have found all the secrets etc making it alot easier since im pretty used to the controls and know the environments
Lol, I understand that.. I'm not stupid. But, games aren't "meant" to be played on Hard. Cause if that was the "way" to play, then well.. The people that just wanna play for fun, are 'losing out.' I only play hardest difficulty games if: 1. The Normal, or whatever, is too easy. 2. To get a challenge, out of a game I really like. But, like I've seen some people say, in COD posts.. I think it'd be interesting to make the 'hardest' difficulty, A different game, to say. Add things such as: - New missions (Available only on Hardest.) - Altered missions (Different location, ect.) - Maybe an extra enemy or two. - Possibly a different weapon. If those things would happen, than I'd agree.. That, the Hardest Difficulty is the way to play. But, none of that happens, there is no difference. Well.. expect added frustration. Fun fun fun.
Come on, wtf? Zeus vs Kratos vs Gaia >>>>>> documentary. It saddens me greatly they cut that fight off.
i hope they release dlc although that is highly unlikely I would so pay for these missing stage
yea I'm piss off about that to, I mean come on that fight would have been a lot better if you could have fight Zeus VS Gaid VS Kratos WTF!!!! Sony's Santa Monica better release this sh!t as DLC.
yeah, it'd be interesting to play in a proper 3 way fight instead of fighting Zeus inside Gaia.
You misunderstood, the fight wasn't cut because of the documentary, the deleted scenes just didn't make it into the documentary because the scenes were cut so late.
the reason its only 8 hours is because it took them 3 years to develop, it would take them another 2 to 3 years to add another 12 hours to the game.
thats the dumbest thing ever it was only 8 hours because from planning to end result it was only 8 hours they could of easily added a bunch of stuff for no reason but that would just delay the ending and make people mad
lmfao I heard it
The first IP (See Uncharted) is always an time issue to get things right. It's only the sequel that irons out the flaws of the engine and where it actually truly shines (Uncharted, inFamous 2, Killzone 3, etc) But Kudos for SSM for making an ALREADY competing engine on their first go. I can't imagine what they could do when the engine is refined even further. Although I would've prefered they focused their priority on Gaia and make her body and ENTIRE level in itself while she's traversing the mountain making it some truly EPIC vertical fight/actions sequences. (like the original trailer) -End statement
@Chinese democracy It took you 50 hours to platinum this game?!!? Wow, I thought I sucked at videogames. Didn't even take me two playthroughs, pathetic, haven't touched it since.
ARGUS-EYES i want to see that Level.... http://www.playstationunive...
Why did they 'need' to cut either one of the 3 battles. The more the merrier, it's not like one battle would have overshadowed another. It would have been more fun to have that 3 way battle in the end as it was the last battle: the finale. Ugh, I hope they release it as an addon, they said it months ago and we haven't seen it yet.
If you watch the dev vids after the game is completed you see that NEAR FREAKIN JANUARY they were still doing the Posiedon level. (They show dates) anfd the ame wasn't released until a few months later. Thats why as you progress in the game the boss battles become less and less epic than the one before. They also hd to cut some minor Gods to make room for the major ones and the last boss fight was supposed to be onto off Gaia. You were supposed to be fighting Gaia and Zeus at the same time but like I said they wanted to meet the release date. I would have tolerated the delay personally.
will it ever come out? or will the DLC be huge? that would make sense...but thats it...where is the DLC?
Would be so awesome if it did
i think we wont get anything this late..-.-
well today they came out with some awesome skins and new challenges but unfortunately no added story =(
yea but a little bit too pricey to get all excited again
Free skin and challenges for me :)
I don't think it need DLC. The game was awesome enough. I don't get why people expect every game to have DLC?
I expected DLC cause it said DLC on the box...
Didn't you check the PS Store today? Well, the US Store at least...
I mean WTF!? total bummer =(
Heavy Rain was because Sony wanted them to do Move, which made them have no time for the other DLC. They did get one DLC out there luckily.
C'mon release it as downloadable content
Did anyone of you guys miss some of more visually less ''dark and depressing'' places in gow3,.. more colorful-cheerful, I mean like in GOW2,.. ( I mean I guess it makes sense since the whole world is going to shit,.. but still,.. that is why I banged Aphrodite so many times I guess :)) safe place :)) ) Still GOW3 blows me away every time I run it,.. @DasBunker ,.. Well kinda ,.. there is also first part,.. Kronos stuff,..That boxes,.. and boss fights,.. but boy the game is kinda ''darkerly themed'' than Gow2 :),.. I mean whole world is going to hell,.. but still
yeah GOWIII needed more variety in the environment department.. in GOWII you feel that you visit a ton of places.. in GOWIII all i can remember is hell... EDIT: I guess GOWII was so epic for me that it overshadowed most of the third part IMO... i could write a whole article about why i was not impressed with it, maybe it was the hype that killed for me, but still i was expecting it to be better than part 2.
Totally agree with you! I think the story was waaaay underdeveloped in GOWIII...sure the setting was set, and everyone knew what the story was before the game even came out, but hell, put in a twist or two, make one of the gods turn against zeus and aiding you only to stab you in the back at the end or something...geeezz... the story was waaaaay to predictable! The story of GOWII owned the story of GOWIII and the story of GOWI owned anything else storywise...GOWI is still the best GOW game IMO
wow what a waste. god of war 3 was such a letdown for me.. the entire game was a technical gimmick(which i must admit was very nice .. the titan/water horse god battle was truly amazing). the art design was bloody awful and the last boss fight was a joke. one of the reasons i played the god of war games was for it's brilliant world design. the temples , palaces , bogs etc were all phenomenal .. with god of war 3 we got the mountain of boredom. would've played god of war 2 with 3's visuals again. anyways the new PSP game looks to retain that typical god of war vibe, sadly i don't have a PSP.
agreed.. and heres my list of why Story same as GOWI get pandoras box blah blah, been there done that. it wasnt as well presented.. some times i forgot why i was going X place and what for, not much of back story either, luved the titans vs gods war stuff in GOWII.. and theres the ending,,, Narrative You barely interact with the gods and titans, not much of story development there.. not much "talk back" to them with bad@$$ phrases, zeus appears very briefly and hes supposed to be final boss of bosses. Gameplay Finishers were not as creative as in GOWII, some are just punches punches kicks in a violent way, a 12 y/o could have come up with that... GOWII also had a greater variety of new enemies... game was too easy in comparision to the other 2..
Wasn't the point of God of War 3 for it all to end? I don't think Kratos cared to interact with the Titans or Gods anymore. If you did not notice, he was killing anything and everything all to get to Zues. He didn't care that if he killed Hera or whomever, it would release a plague or disease that would destroy half the planet. He didn't care that if he killed Poseidon, deadly waves would engulf all of Sparta. He wanted one thing, he wanted Zues dead. And I think since that was the point of the game, it was done VERY well. God of War 3 is the only game that's ever given me a feeling of complete disarray. No game has done ruthless destruction and death quite like it. I do agree it would have been nice to rip apart more enemies. But I was completely satisfied, slightly grossed out, and felt dirty by the end of the game. Perfect for a game like God of War.
its a concept thats yet to make sense to people. its called a directly continued closure chapter. its not always best to make a whole new game/movie based on this (esp one seperated by a console generation) but the elementary problem is people look at the game/movie and compare it DIRECTLY to the previous iteration this is wrong. you have to look at it as a direct continuation, almost as if its part of the same. this requires you to change they way you look at the said game/movie: Casino Royal = awesome Casino Royal + Quantum of Solace one after the other = AWESOME quantum of solace alone = meh - too unfocused, and too RELIANT ON CASINO ROYAL the same with GOWIII although it stands on its own two feet as a stand alone game, to compare it DIRECTLY to GOWII (which is kind of a fresh start compared to GOWI) is going to make it look directionless, blunt and simplistic. however, in conjuncture WITH GOWII, almost as a "part II", it makes the game automatically click. it makes sense. Story - not same as GOWI: its called a recurring motif. the motif being pandoras box, evil, good, and inner power - all recurring motifs in ALL GOW games. - back story?! ITS GOWII Narrative - not much talking or development : ITS ALL BEEN DONE it has all developed. GOWIII is in a way "the longest ending ever" - so long its a bloody 8-9 hour game. Gameplay - I agree in this with one exception: this game DOES HAVE MORE COMBO'S AND MOVES - its a fact, check it out on the web. as for easy? play it on titan - hardest of all the 3 (and hardest boss fights) for sure. I will agree the zeus fight WAS underwhelming, this was due to SM's bad elevation of the user expectation, putting the best boss fights in the first 5 hours of the game, mad zeus fight (although fun from a technical level) very underwhelming. thats bad pacing...thus why I expected DLC with something to add...but nothing =( /end rant =D
I just finished ghost of sparta and I have to say to bad for you if you are a fan and don't have a PSP. It's easily top three in the series and and the graphics are astounding for the PSP. The ending after the credits is so badass you could tell from looking at his face he was about to raise more hell than ever before.
To me, god war 3 was not entirely a let down. but the ending, it just wasn't what I expected. I thought maybe he would be re-united with his family something like that since it was the end of series. but I agree with From Mars.. the last boss level was weird. but overall the game is was good.
DLC it. I'll pay. God of War III Extended Edition.
I see it coming more as a GOTY edition add-on
I sure hope for sony's sake they won't do that. That would be a direct spit in the face of the people that already own the game. They should at least offer that as a DLC for people that already have the game.
where's the gag reel?
God of War 1 had an epic last boss fight. God of War 2 had an even better boss fight. God of War 3 WOULD have had one of the coolest boss fights ever...but it was cut...GOD DAMMIT!!! They should have just delayed the game, and polished it. 1 of the main things I didn't like about GoW3 was the last boss. It was like the least epic boss in the game. I get depressed when I see that GoW3 could have been better.....damn...good game, but it didn't stand out to me like GoW1, and GoW2 did....besides the graphics.
Woulda liked the Zeus/Gaia thing, but since it was "cut," we got the Poseidon and Cronos fights, which were spectacular. Really though, they should have cut out EVERYTHING that happens after you drive the sword through zeus. HATE that ending. HATE it.
Why the hell there are such endings? AC2 is another example, also Alan Wake, but it kind of fits the game. Maybe devs want them to be like MGS - ridiculously long, mind f*** finish. The thing is Kojima knows how to pull this off and it always fits MGS atmosphere. I felt like crap after finishing GOW III. It's not like I wasted my money, something died inside of me. I was expecting epic fight and all i got was one of the most boring ones in whole GOW franchise. PS. Back to replaying GOW II.
The ending was everything i wanted it to be. It was a work of story-telling art. GOWIII was the first GOW on PS3, that's why the devs had to cut out a lot of things - they are new to the platform and it's always harder the first time - just as GOWII had much more content than GOWI - the engine was done by the time of GOWII and all they had to do is a few enhancements and the rest of the time would have gone to content. Giving the circumstances, i couldn't imagine a better GOWIII, and if you thought it should have ended otherwise, then you clearly didn't understand the story of the GOW franchise.
Why I despised 3 so much, it blew its load so early... that and the story was the weakest out of the 3... Wish Corey or Jaffe directed this 1, Stig ruined the series for me
People asking this for dlc its not even complete. I doubt they would ever go back to it and complete it just for dlc. Stuff like this always gets cut from the series. There was few other things that was cut, the game world was suppose to be even bigger. Same with the first two games in the extras you see can near complete levels that got cut from both of the games I agree through that the game starts out with a bang and becomes less and over the course of the game. It was clever but it relied to much on backtracking, it was sorta in big hub world. The pacing and design of the levels was better in GoW2.
Very annoyed at this. Sony should have given these guys as much time as they needed to make the game. The way god of war 2 ended you kinda sorta expected GOW3 to be the game of the century for PS3. We got a really really good game but instead of it being the best game on the PS3 it's usually in the top 5 of most lists. It's still my favorite though as the gameplay is so fun. Still, the 2nd one remains my favorite.
god of war 3 was a good game to me, i played it twice right now and it never gets boring, i like the blood and the graphics and the gameplay it was amazing, but the thing which is confusing is the ending, is kratos really dead or not??, maybe they are already preparing for god of war 4 who knows, and if there is god of war 4 it would be better then the 3rd and might be the last one, so they have to surprise us.
I knew something was missing form GOW3's ending. Zeus seemed like a classic 3 stage boss. An epic third battle was what I wanted :( But I think it was probably the best decission. Posideon was one of the best openings to a game ive seen and chronos... Just seeing the scale is amazing. I hope they make DLC/Directors cut to fit in the ending. Thank god they cut down the laybrinth though. --- I think the length of the game is quite good. In my normal playthrough it took me 10 hours, currently on first zeus battle at 10 hours on hard mode.
i would've gladly accepted a delay into this holiday season for those two scenes to have made it in. and it's not like the the graphics would've been out-done.. except maybe by gt5, but still, it's hard to compare realistic cars to super-stylized greek mythology.
I hope that in a near future these levels will be released in form DLC , I agree with others that the normal difficulty should have been Titan , God Mode was too easy in my opinion ,also I was hoping for a different ending , meaning "Hope" was Kratos weapon to kill Zeus (???) and I did not like Gaia diying, anyway I still think it is a great game and that it has the best graphics on the system.
They wish they adopted the "it's finished when it's finished" philosophy.
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