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The sad tale of three Quarters of God of War II

Cajun Chicken | 1674d ago
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This post is mainly about one thing; The fact that I haven't completed God of War II, why you may ask?

Because it's hard. No. Not specifically the game, the game itself is quite enjoyable, the difficulty enough to enjoy. Now let me explain, I have completed the original God of War and enjoyed every aspect of it which I only discovered when looking in for a game that would bridge the gap between ending the Jak trilogy (also 'X) and the PS2 Ratchet series.
 I didn't buy God of War II at launch, but bought it secondhand a few months later from my local Gamestation, it's been a hell of a game, I've also brought and completed the fantastic Ready at Dawn developed GoW: Chains of Olympus.

But I'm stuck, stuck so near to the end of God of War II. So close yet so far, it's almost ironic seeing how I've got through all the other games and anticipating God of War III and yes, I do have a vague idea of the ending of God of War II.
 
I'm not asking for your sympathy or advice, I've found it an embarrassment that despite all the games which I've completed, one area has just stumped me in the completion of God of War II. I feel that completing a God of War game acknowledges you as a gamer.

Here's the place I'm stuck on, just after killing both of the Sister of Fates, you move onto the next one which is a big breasted freak that taunts you down a corridor. Alas, for I can't get past this part, with the closing invisible walls, sure, the first two sections with skeletal knights and hammer wielding warriors is pretty normal stuff, the room after that, EASY. Room of skeletal knights to slaughter and then you have the NEXT room. Gorgons and Sirens.
 GORGONS AND SIRENS. These are my worst dreaded enemies in the whole of the God of War series. You see, the sirens screech, Kratos freezes, the gorgons smash into you. Sure, I understand that you're supposed to block the attacks and avoid them, but jumping is impossible and becomes near death as rock smashes. So many times in this section I have been told 'You are dead' been asked if I 'Would like to go to Easy Mode?'

I know that I'm near the end of the game and this annoys me, because quite frankly, I'm annoyed that I'm expected to cope in a room with the worst combination of enemies that make my usual attacking in God of War useless. I've just about given up, I've had the same save for about half a year between University, I spend hours in regular gaps between new games on my PS3 trying to get past this section. It's outright embarassing and I'd just thought I'd tell you about my struggle in completing God of War II; a game of a franchise I usually have no problems in getting through. With the finale and sequel approaching, I don't feel I should even consider playing GoWIII until I finish GoWII. Walkthroughs don't help, I'm just expected to battle them as usual, this part of the game is usually missing and jumps onto the next section. I also want to fight Zeus and get the game done with.

 Has anybody else had any problems in a game, to such a point one of their favourite games frustrates them so much in a section that they just give up hope in completing the game?
 I know I'm near the end. In the end, there will only be joy.

SnuggleBandit  +   1674d ago
swallow your gamer pride and make it through, just for the story. I agree about that section, it was way waay too hard.

I have a similar story except on the first gow. I made it all the way to the ares boss fight on normal mode, but no matter how many hundreds of times i tried that fight i never got close to beating him. Finally i just switched to easy mode, and it still took me a bunch of times to beat him!

Anyways, IMO beating GOW on any difficulty is a pretty good accomplishment...they are not exactly easy games (or maybe i just suck at action games)
syanara  +   1674d ago
you think its hard now?
in the collection there is a trophy for beating that part in under 10 minutes!!!

there is a PS.BLOG video about it that should give you some pointers!
Jinxstar  +   1674d ago
Yeah but there is an urn that gives you infinite magic as well that makes the 10 minutes very easy.
FamilyGuy  +   1672d ago
This is a very familiar feeling
though for me it was Onimusha 3. I was never able to beat the final boss. I don't remember why (i may have been short on health restoring items), just that I couldn't and never beat it and eventually moved my attention onto some other game and never bought Onimusha 4 because of it.

Another hard fight was Sephiroth in the first Kingdom Hearts game but I was determined and eventually won that fight (after maybe 30 attempts lol). Freya in Star Ocean 3 was up there too but eventually found a good strategy on beating her, though I never beat her after that.

The last 3-4 floors (60 somethings) in the Tower of Lost Souls in Soul Calibur IV come to mind too, probably 50 attempts before passing that and after all the other fights had been a cake walk.

I havn't had any experience with being overwhelmed by a combination of enemies working well together like that though (unless you count SCIV and how the player would switch out and finish/extend their partners combos).

Just keep trying, and obviously you'll have to play more defensive than you're use to, and you'll pass that section and get to the main course.
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Rock Bottom  +   1672d ago
I have bad news for you Cajun Chicken
I did my first GoW2 run on hard, and the last time that I died before completing my first run was while fighting the sisters of fate. My second run was on titan mode, and I finished both runs in less than ten days.

The sad thing however is that I don't dare to call myself a hardcore gamer, which leads us back to you... What are you?! :(

j/k
:p

never give up, especially if you loved the game.
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alphakennybody  +   1674d ago
I understand what ya mean, what I did for that part spam with electicity and arrows I keep my distance when fighting them. Or take the easy way out, Just stop playing for a day and relax then comeback the next day fully refreshed and ready to kickass that how I passed it on my second playthrough on titan mode( yeh, got frustrated at one point and was about to throw my controller away :P at that time)
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SilentNegotiator  +   1674d ago
In all three God of War games (1, 2, Chains of Olympus), I found that there is at least one outrageously, perhaps unreasonably, difficult part. It can quite a hindrance, but ultimately worth working through.
thor  +   1674d ago
I never completed Kingdom Hearts 2... I suppose actually levelling up could have helped me but I got stuck in the final bit and never went back to it...
RockmanII7  +   1673d ago
you just reminded me
I never beat the first kingdom hearts game because of the boss battle in the little mermaid level. I deleted that save a long time ago and have no intentions of going back to the series.
aaronisbla  +   1674d ago
i assume you aren't playing on titan mode, as this mode will make you wanna throw ur controller lol.

Sirens and Gorgons: wait for the gorgons to try to flash stone you, the one that does it instantly, and right before it hits, use the GOLDEN FLEECE to reflect the blast back, not only will it freeze the sirens, it also freezes the gorgons. Instead of just sending it back, it does a radius splash, similar to how you got into Eurayles temple. If you got a decent hammer, smash them.

In fact, when you try to grab the gorgons and they are not ready for the insta kill yet, they will try to flash freeze you, use his to your advantage
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Darkeyes  +   1674d ago
I frankly never had such a problem with GOW2... It's been a real long time since I have played GOW2, but I don't really remember the sequence.... But it should be easy, use all your powers (by this time sure all of them should be at fully upgraded) ad I usually kept on dodging with the right stick.. Don't really remember frankly, but dodging with the right stick was always my tactic with dealing with Medusa and Siren creatures....

And besides, you aren't missing much as after that, all you have to do is defeat the Big breasted sister
SPOILER ALERT... Go back in Time, and challenge Zeus... Then you fight Zeus in a battle (which frankly is easier than most other battles) and at the end when you are just about to kill the son of a bi*ch with the Blade of Olympus, Nafina (or whatever her name is) comes in between and she dies.... Zeus flees to mount Olympus.... You go back in time where the Titans initially started fight with the Gods (all in CGI video) and take all Titans in present and start climbing Mount Olympus... Thus ending leaving you on Gia cursing Zeus.... SPOILER ENDS. This is where GOW3 starts.

You can see the vids on Youtube.. Besides, similar thing happened to me in GOW1. But for me it was a faulty disc or a broken PS2 as every time I played it, when I reached near the end of getting the Pandoras Box, my game Always froze and leaving me no option but to give up.. I tried 3 different copies and all had a similar problem. Might pick up GOW collection to play the last part of GOW1, but I already know what happens, so nothing great I am loosing.. But still when it froze I pulled out a lot of my hair lol.
Jinxstar  +   1674d ago
Athena
Aclay  +   1674d ago
I don't know what difficulty you are playing God of War 2 on, however on my first playthrough on Titan Mode it took me at least 6 hours or more of trying that sequence over and over until I beat it. On Normal Difficulty I don't remember that portion of the game being that tough for me at all.

"aaronisbla" gave some VERY good advice though, because I was about to say the exact same thing that he mentioned. I would also say that if you're still having trouble getting past the the Gorgons and Sirens, just use your Electrical Magic Attack because it works very well against the Sirens by immobilizing them in one place. While they are unable to move, do some heavy combo attacks and they shouldn't last for too long... I'm just hoping that you upgraded the Electrical magic attack to at least level 3 or Maxed out by this point in the game because it's one of the best magic attacks in the game IMO.

Using "Rage of the Titans" is also another tip I'd give as well, because if I'm not mistaken, once Kratos is in this state, the Gorgon's magic to turn you in to stone is ineffective against Kratos.

There's numerous ways to get through any given battle in the God of War games, you've just got to keep experimenting with different things if you ever get stuck.
Zaiyan  +   1674d ago
You need to user L1 + Square a lot to create distance and dodge with R man. You are indefinately next to the end, actually, another few minutes after that and its all cutscenes.

Just keep going, i'm sure you'll get it done at some point!
Jinxstar  +   1674d ago
My favorite series next to Zelda. I owned both on PS2 and mastered them. Now I have double platinums and can't wait for 3...

My advise. Take your time. Keep rolling. Single swipes with blades. hold block as you roll and dont get greedy. Use magic if they gang up and just keep trying.

It's not mean't to be easy but at least it aint demons souls hard eh? If by the time the new game releases you don't have it beat suck up your pride and beat it. Your only about 30-45 min to the end.
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pixelsword  +   1673d ago
Try to focus on the group that messes you up first, or just focus on one type of beast first, bud
You are fighting them all when it's the combination of creatures that does you in.

That part is kinda hard, but kinda rewarding when completed.

Ewe ken Dew eet!

*smokes pipe... wait, that guy didn't have a pipe, did he?*
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aaronisbla  +   1673d ago
i already told you one of the best ways of beating them, its also the fastest. combine that with rolling and you should be ok without wasting any magic, save it for whats to come
Heartbroken-Menace  +   1672d ago
Normal mode is okay, god mode seems impossible
Can't wait for GOW3 regardless.
OmegaSlayer  +   1672d ago
Spam magics, dodge and single strike with L1+Square
Tyetan  +   1672d ago
I had a similar problem, except I made it all the way to Zeus and then switched to easy mode. I play more for the story anyway, so I wasn't to broke up about it.
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