Is God of War II Still Great 10 Years Later?

PSLS: "Sony was in a strange place when God of War II released 10 years ago today. The highly successful PlayStation 2 continued to have a healthy library of new releases despite the PlayStation 3 being released in late 2006. A hefty price tag and lack of must-have titles early on put Sony behind Microsoft, which was an unfathomable position just a few years prior. To hurt things further, Sony’s biggest release in 2007 was for the PlayStation 2, not their new system they were trying to get off store shelves."

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chrisx1649d ago

Classic masterpieces like this game are timeless

FullmetalRoyale1648d ago

The Poseidon opening is still dope. Graphics have gotten better, but that buildup is still on top.

FullmetalRoyale1648d ago

Jeebus... I clearly couldn't tell that we were talking about two, and not three, which is what I was referring to.
I love GoW(my favorite), and Ghost of Sparta the most. But I just love the presentation of the entire series, and two did take it to the next level.

nX1648d ago (Edited 1648d ago )

GoW3 kills everything though. Still my most memorable action game ever, nothing even comes close to that kind of spectacle. Not even it's trailer has been topped actually :D

gangsta_red1649d ago

Easily the best out of the whole trilogy!

I remember playing this and being blown away on how gorgeous it looked on PS3.

gangsta_red1648d ago

Yes I did, and this is why we need the edit button back and longer than 15 minutes.

morganfell1648d ago (Edited 1648d ago )

Actually it also looked good on the PS3...and the Vita. I really like every single GOW game from GOW through Ascension. But for me Ghost of Sparta had the best story and it was Kratos at his most selfless.

StormLegend1648d ago

@gangsta The edit button is back and you can only change your comment after a few seconds. I like it that way or trolls will change it every min.

gangsta_red1648d ago

I usually post on my smartphone and my touch screen is super sensitive...not to mention I'm at work so I'm rushing to get a comment in before I'm caught, so that also ups the chances of spelling and grammar errors.

Yea, 1st world problems.

jeremyj29131648d ago

What makes it the best to you? I've heard this from a lot of different ppl and I'm just curious.

gangsta_red1648d ago (Edited 1648d ago )

Well first and foremost were the graphics, it just at that time seemed like the most gorgeous game to ever come out for PS2.

The action imo was on par with Devil May Cry 3 which is another game that I think is the best when it comes to third person hack and slash. The fight scenes were more brutal and hilarious at the same time.

The weapons in GoW2 were among some of the best in the series.

Plus there's a scene where you get transported back in time to when you fight Ares from part one and while your fighting Zeus(?) you can see the first battle in the background. It was just an epic experience that was done perfectly.

Those are just a few of the things that really standout (and that I remember). I do feel that part 2 was the pinnacle of the series, and it has much to do with part 3 being so disappointing also.

jeremyj29131647d ago

@gangsta_red I appreciate you taking the time to explain that. I feel the same way about 3. My only issue with the series has always been the lack of differentiated weaponry. My favorite one is the Nemean Cestus. Could I bother you again to explain why you feel GoW3 was a let down?

masterfox1648d ago

Each God of War iteration is a Masterpiece from PS3 all the way to PSP, and soon the PS4 will have its God of War iteration and it will join this Masterful series.

AnubisG1648d ago

So you did not like GoW 1 and 2? Because they were on PS2 before they got remastered on PS3.

masterfox1648d ago

lol what ?, I played the originals in my PS2, but yeah I should it mention Masterpieces since the PS2. ;)

PhoenixUp1648d ago

It's as great as Heavenly Sword was 10 years ago

xMANB3ARP1G1648d ago (Edited 1648d ago )

as much as i liked heavenly sword calm down. heavenly sword wasnt good enough for a sequel unfortunately, i feel like some of the early games were really hurt long term by there motion controls of the sixaxis not working right

PhoenixUp1648d ago

Heavenly Sword is better than Knack and that got a sequel

nX1648d ago

Yes but Knack probably sold better while being less expensive to develop.

PhoenixUp1647d ago

Heavenly Sword was going to get a sequel, but Ninja Theory decided to work on Enslaved instead

xMANB3ARP1G1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

not arguing there but like nX said it was most likely cheaper to make. cell was not easy to work with. heavenly sword was a great game i would love a 3

PhoenixUp1642d ago

Actual effort was made for a Heavenly Sword sequel. It had not to do with Cell

SCW19821648d ago

Best one in the series by a long shot! So glad Barlog is back in directors seat.

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