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God of War: Ascension multiplayer- Surprise Four on four competitive God of War battles

The beginning of the God of War: Ascension gameplay we saw last week was a joke – literally. A trick. It began with a Kratos-looking soldier in the typical God of War opening pose, staring at the player, full of rage. When the camera pulled back he was decidedly not Kratos, at least not how we've ever seen him before. He put on a helmet, turned around, and began battling a Cyclops. A few seconds later another soldier, donning the same armor and red body paint, joined the battle, hacking and slashing apart the raging beast.

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Nitrowolf21940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

Those graphics 0_0
they look insane on the cyclops

redDevil871940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

Dude, i was looking forward to the game, but i wasn't hyped.

But now, i must see more...must see more... the hype is coming...

Septic1940d ago

Same here.

That looks impressive and it's only the MP portion of the game! This looks like great fun and MP is definitely going to add to the longevity of the game.

Can't wait :D

WillGuitarGuy1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

Need moar...moar! ...MOAR!
I'm actually surprised on how well the multiplayer looks and works, even though we haven't had a go at it ourselves just yet.

lastdual1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )

I'm definitely intrigued, but now I have a ton of questions (about game types, customization, will the camera angles stay fixed?...). It will be interesting to see if this is able to gain traction.

And while this raises my hype somewhat, I'll still be 1000% more excited when I see some single player footage.

I'm really hoping they make the solo game not just "bigger and more brutal", but actually add some new elements gameplay-wise. Maybe take a cue from Darksiders and incorporate open-world hubs and a nonlinear progression of levels, etc.

gaffyh1939d ago

I hope they have a co-op horde mode type-of-thing as well. But it looks pretty interesting for objective based multiplayer, kinda hopefully they have multiple objectives like Killzone 3 multiplayer.

sikbeta1939d ago

Damn! Just when I though SSM reached the peak with GOWIII, Ascension goes to a whole new level of Awesome! O_O

mafiahajeri1939d ago

Sony is bringing the big guns havent seen this from them this gen. Cant wait for e3!!!!

I always wanted MP in GOW and this exceeds my expectations looks amazing!!!

MaxXAttaxX1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )

....that looks amazing!!!

Sony Santa Monica just....
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Can't wait to see how the Single-player looks!!!

Spydiggity1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )

the MP looks exactly how you'd expect it to look. what else could they really do?

hate to be the only person grounded in reality here, but this is not the type of game that will have mass MP player appeal. in fact, i'll go as far as to predict that less than 1k ppl will play this per day within the first two weeks of launch.

not that i'm saying it looks bad...just something ppl won't actually play. the sony-supporters are notorious for building up massive hype that the game can never live up to. and you're all doin it again. can't you just say "looks good, looking forward to it?" do you really have to say "best game ever!" "omg, game looks amazing even in MP! (which is based on a single average-rez video - and lets not forget that most MP games have a lot going on in them which is why they have to scale back the graphics...this game does not)"

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Crazyglues1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

Yeah those graphics are amazing, and that's multi-player.. -So if multi-player looks that good what's single player going to look like... Wow Can't wait..

I mean normally you have to tone down multi-player graphics in-order to work it - Naughty Dog talked about this and so did Call of Duty -Treyarch- Black -Ops the first one, when they explained why the single player looked so good but was toned down for multi-player...

-(as they explained it's just something you have to do because so much is going on at the same time..)

So I'm pumped because God Of War III Looked insane at times... So this is going to be an Amazing title.

-And who said they couldn't do a multi-player this is looking Amazing.

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Nitrowolf21940d ago

EXACTLY
almost all games Multiplayer is dumbed down in terms of graphics.
Single Player, though I don't expect a huge leap, will look better.

torchic1940d ago

"at times"

God of War III is one of those console games where the graphics just blow you away, from start to finish.

Muerte24941940d ago

have said it better myself Torchic.

Crazyglues1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

@ torchic

yeah I agree with you, I just meant that by -at times- it exceeds even amazing..

I can think of two scenes right off the top of my head, the one where Kratos confronts his brother right before they fight.. OMG!! I remeber playing and saying wow, how is it looking this good.. - http://www.youtube.com/watc...

and when the Gods are Getting ready to jump down and attack kratos, I remember watching that scene thinking if that's in-game engine graphics then OMG!! (because they said they used the in-game engine for all cut-scents) how is this even possible because that just looks so good.. -fast forward to about 5:12 - http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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Awesome_Gamer1939d ago

I really hope this game is not focused on multiplayer..

GamingPerson1939d ago

imo the cyclops looked awsome everything else is not mind blowing.

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mt1940d ago

ahhh santa monica so did what I was thinking exactly...

here is my old comment I talked about the 4 gods, and fighting a titan ( almost right) he is giant as titans

http://n4g.com/user/useract...

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basilezz30301940d ago

OMG!! and this is only the MP
the SP will have better GFX ofcourse
DAMN!! my EYES ..MY EYES

showtimefolks1939d ago

this is great there is still a lot of time for adjustments and polish so expect to see a lot more at E3 than SM will go quite till about 2 months before launching

ritsuka6661939d ago

this looks...ok but a game like GOW doesn't need Multiplayer I think this sorta cash on the Game to appeal to a broader audience for sell more..

Nimblest-Assassin1939d ago

looks like santa monica is going head on against naughty dog for best ps3 graphics...

if this is mp... imagine sp 0_0

I understand why people are worried, but they said that if they were not confident they could do it, they wouldn't

StraightPath1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )

looks interesting at most, nothing to get overjoyed and hyped about it yet. Small gameplay footage and fanboys just act like they seen somthing that literally blown them away and has never been done before and they act in disbelief and in amazement.

One of my favourite exclusive games on the PS3 was GOW3 btw. Just incase they call me a "Xbox Fanboy" for a odd reason.

But looking forward to seeing more of this new GOW game. This will greatly increase the longivity as after getting the platinum trophy on GOW3 never played it again.

Veneno1939d ago

Are you dumb? there was actually something in that footage that's never been done before. It's called multiplayer in God of War. That's something to get excited about.And the graphics were amazing.

who stole your Midol this morning?

TruthSeeker1939d ago

That was brutal! His jaw split! Love GOW!

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princejb1341939d ago

amazing
I've noticed in the end you might have to complete puzzles together
i really hope no 12 year old buys this game it might get frustrating

nemrawy1939d ago

When the cyclops eyes was popping out ... my eyes were popping out from the Awesomeness !!!!!!!! :)

50Terabytespersec1939d ago

INSANE the level of detail the quality it looks like an Epic CGI movie come to life I can't wait !! my fingers are itching and so is my PS3!

VINNIEPAZ1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )

I'm not to keen on the multiplayer aspect (unless a horde mode is involved

But DAMN the graphics on the cyclops are CRAZY. It takes quite a bit for me to say that, and I'm truly blown away by how good it looks. I pray the rest of the game looks that good.

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NYC_Gamer1940d ago

Soon there won't be any single player only games left

hulk_bash19871940d ago

true, but I think thats just the world we live in. It seems like you can't pick up a game these days without it having some kind of online functionality. And to be honest I dont see anything wrong with it as long as it doesn't affect what makes the experience fun.