Best Buy God of War Preorders Arrive

Looks as if Best Buy has just received its stock of God of War 3 preorder boxes. Supporting both versions of the title, Best Buy is offering a 10$ savings on the purchase of God of War Collection and also the preorder will net you the much talk about E3 2009 demo.

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vhero5069d ago

Why so early its not out until next year!

Esena5069d ago

Hey, the earlier they can get any sort of advertisement out there...the better. 4 months isn't toooooo long away. :)

xTruthx5069d ago (Edited 5069d ago )

did you guys see the poll of that site ?
It doesn't have a no, or a hell no option

theEnemy5069d ago

I think the "# Whats Modern Warfare?" pretty much says "f'ing no."


Ethereal5069d ago (Edited 5069d ago )

Yeah, you nailed it on the head. I've updated it.

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terrorofdeath5069d ago

The temporary boxart for the standard edition pales in comparison to the Ultimate edition. Kratos looks weak on the SE.

BISHOP-BRASIL5069d ago (Edited 5069d ago )

I don't like where this Collector Edition trend is heading... Collector Edition should add special content, not put in game content only available to people who pay a premium only to sell later as DLC, but every CE that come out now a days is the same problem.

For me, it's as bad as launch DLC at the release date. You are cutting content that should be on the disc/standard version, as I really doubt those 60 bucks don't cover already all of the development. The skin is OK, but a full mode... I'm pretty sure my 60 dollars version will come with this mode locked or with just one map or challange, so I have to buy a key after (which won't be priced proportional to what it represent in the CE premium price), even through I already had it on disc... Not fun. It was the same with MGS4 and MGO, but MGS4 alone was a huuuuuuge game. GOW3 is great, but not that long, time or content wise.

In the specific case of GOW3 we are talking 100 bucks here. 40 more than usual game. For sure it has a lot of physical goodies in there, 2 soundtracks (one of the entire trilogy and the Blood and Metal EP), a full-length documentary of the franchise, art book... Even considering Arena with 7 challanges and a skin... 40 bucks worth?

Sony says this is based on fan feedback. If by fan feedback they mean that research on their site that we all voted, I'm pretty sure GOW and GOW2 bundled won by far, looks like thy just decided it was soo much that they should sell it to us full priced, instead of as extras in a CE... That's a shame, for 40 bucks premium over the standard version, that would be a much better option. It would be really worth the price. They also could just make it worth with more merchandising, maybe a action figure of Kratos, t-shirt, actual COLECTABLE stuff, and take the game content out of it. Now those are CE I like, physical extras, something I know if I buy the CE, publisher won't sell for everybody cheaper after and that If I want to avoid it, I won't get locked out of the full experience of the game.

For sure it won't make me skip GOW3 and I'm just speculating about the worst case scenario here... Maybe GOW3 is much bigger than 1 and 2 so that no standard version will fell that content missing, maybe they price the content right to not fu*k who bought the Ultimate Edition only for it, neigher overprice it for who will buy it later. Also, GOW3 don't have multiplayer, so it really won't mess with community. But right now I'm just pretty angry because I had no intention on getting a CE by March, with that much games launching, but looks like if I don't, I won't get GOW3's full experience.


God Of F*KING War , there shouldn't be no reason to rant. To each his own, like countless ppl have said before ; No One Is Making You Buy It

Agheil5069d ago

I think you might want to write a seperate article lol

CryWolf5069d ago (Edited 5069d ago )

Awesome! best buy already got the God Of War 3 preorders Arrive its just amazing, best buy couldn't wait to get it in the hands of consumers.

harrisk9545069d ago

I just went on the Best Buy website and it doesn't reference anything about the $10... Does anyone know? Because $30 is an awesome deal! Thanks!

Ethereal5069d ago

To get the 10$ off you must wait until the collection releases. When you go to purchase it, you need to preorder on the same transaction. The 10$ is an instant savings at the time of purchase.

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God of War 3 Remastered Has Sold 4 Million Copies To Date

God of War 3 Remaster has sold 4 million copies since its inception, making the franchise PlayStation's most profitable gamer merch brand.

purple101118d ago

Haha I still remember my brother playing the opening scene on ps3!!!

Yeh he had to put the controller down his heart was beating too fast trying to get past first 10 minutes. He said "it's too much". Best thing I've ever seen in gaming. Haha

robtion118d ago

A great game from an era before things went politically correct and gaming turned serious/'mature'.

It certainly wasn't concerned about upsetting or offending anyone and was more fun because of it.

The boss battles and set pieces still top most games released today.

SullysCigar118d ago

This game was absurdly good for it's time. The very definition of 'epic'.

robtion118d ago

Yes. The graphics were just ridiculous compared to most other games on the market at the time.

masterfox118d ago

I wished Ascension had the same treatment.

Heavenly King118d ago

Ascension SP had some things better than GOW3, and also some things worst than GOW3. But in general it was a really good game, for me it also deserves a REMASTER. The problem per se with the game is that most people were satisfied on how GOWIII ended, so Kratos got his revenge, so in order to rise the interest in the game how have to make it MORE EPIC is that the game did not had the epicness of fighting huge bosses (I guess due to technical difficulties,the game had actually a lot more colors (because the world is not dying like in GOWIII) so it is graphically more demanding that is my guess), but it compensated with having in general a more complex combat system, and an amazing soundtrack. but in general the game needed to be more epic than GOWIII somehow, and that did not happened, after GOWIII people had expectations through the roof. They should have waited and release it for PS4 so the vision of the game is not compromised.

My list of good and bad compared to GOWIII

The combat was more elaborated, which allows you to be more immersed in the fights. Also every enemy was more resistant, even those that you could usually kill in 2-3 attacks in previous games. THE LAST BOSS is so damn epic!!!, but there is only one moment like this in the whole game.

I love the fact that "cicle" in the new enemies (killing animations) are not QTEs, in Ascension they are mini-games on their own, depending on the enemy, making it more engaging. You had to dodge and hit when the window was open in order to eventually do the killing blow.

GOOD: The Soundtrack
it has the orginal trilogy musics, but with a new perspective since the game had a new composer. The ST was amazing also the new music written specifically for this game were badass

GOOD: The puzzles actually require you to think.

BAD: There are bad camera angles during the game, like zooming way too out of vista, and then swarming you with "light units" that like I said before had better AI and did not die of 2 attacks. those parts a few, but are a mess.

Other thing that really annoyed me is that when you fight a sub-boss/heavy unit in a big arena; that ARENA WAS EMPTY, it was just you and against the medusa, or against the manticore. They should have zoom in into the action to avoid noticing the void scenario. I guess emptiness was because of the game having a lot more colors (because the world is not dying like in GOWIII) so it is graphically more demanding. My guess is that it was not possible technically, since in most of those cases you had huge vistas or intricate scenarios that needed to be rendered. The fact that the cerberus is smaller in this game disappointed me.

BAD: Only one BADASS EPIC moment, the others moments of the game were great but, they needed to set the bar even higher than GOWIII and they failed miserably.

BAD: The graphics did not improved much. I was GOWIII with more colors, and that's it.

So 4 good things against 4 bad ones. The problem is those 2 last BAD aspects are actually why the game was received so poorly. Everyone expects the next game to have a really BIG improvement in all aspects in contrast to the previous one, and that was not the case in ascension. And also GOW is the definition of EPIC, and that was not there neither. The jump on every aspect from GOWI to GOWII was huge being on the same console, and the jump from GOWII to GOWIII was humongous (obviously because a more powerful console). While the jump from GOWIII to Ascension is too little, and people expected more.

On it's own is a good game; but is not sufficient when GOWIII was released before it.

CrimsonWing69118d ago

I know this is unpopular opinion, but I prefer these over the new ones. I’m not saying the new ones are bad or anything, but they sort of get boring to me, whereas the older games were like non-stop roller coaster rides.

ChiefofLoliPolice118d ago

I love the new ones but I understand what you mean. The older ones had more action and was more arcady like.

MIDGETonSTILTS17118d ago

Ragnarok was not BIG at all… GoW1 had larger set pieces, and it was on ps2.

GoW 2018 had big moments in its own way…. Ragnarok abandoned these aspects though

robtion118d ago

I agree. It was just less serious and more fun.

victorMaje118d ago

One of my all time favourites.