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.