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fuck yes!

latebloomer: Do I have a large frog in my hair? (latebloomer), Sunday, 20 November 2005 13:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Too short.

adam (adam), Sunday, 20 November 2005 18:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Nipples!

kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, 20 November 2005 20:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I like short games and nipples!

Jordan (Jordan), Sunday, 20 November 2005 20:55 (thirteen years ago) link

so much fun

lemin (lemin), Monday, 21 November 2005 05:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Def. top twenty all time. Such an enjoyable experience and the story was intense enough that even my girlfriend was into it.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 00:19 (thirteen years ago) link

This is on my next-to-play list after Shadow of the Colossus.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 01:19 (thirteen years ago) link

intense enough that even my girlfriend was into it.

huh?

kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 01:56 (thirteen years ago) link

"the story was intense enough that even my girlfriend was into it", i.e.: not hackneyed and genuinely engaging with lots of twists and turns. She actually wanted me to wait to play it when she was around so that she didn't lose track of the plot. And she's not what I'd call a videogame girl, either.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 03:05 (thirteen years ago) link

oh, ok. that makes sense. I just didn't get your usage of "intense."

kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 03:38 (thirteen years ago) link

the action in the game IS intense, though.

latebloomer: Do I have a large frog in my hair? (latebloomer), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 14:40 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...
just got this. will i love?

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 12:45 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah. It's not as good as everyone says. But that doesn't mean it's not a big bunch of fun.

JimD (JimD), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link

It was a lot better than I expected it to be, mostly because this sort of game isn't usually my cup of tea.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

once i beat halo2 and star wars kotorII, is there any reason not to trade my xbox for a ps2?

phil-two (phil-two), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 16:25 (thirteen years ago) link

i recently re-acquisitioned a ps2 after selling it for xbox a long time ago for specific console exclusive games like guitar hero, god of war, katamari, and metal gear 3. xbox hardly has any exclusives, but if a game is multi platform, like black, i'll still opt for the xbox version.

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 16:45 (thirteen years ago) link

With the 360 out and the PS3 and the Revolution coming soon, this seems like a bad time to buy a soon to be defunct console. These PS2 games aren't going anywhere and the PS3 will play them.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 17:12 (thirteen years ago) link

but he wanted to trade xbox for a ps2, not buy a new console. i got the ps2 for free, so, yeah.

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 17:25 (thirteen years ago) link

I left my reading comprehension abilities at home.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 17:55 (thirteen years ago) link

is there a trick to timing those boss killing combo button pushes?

or am i retarded?

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 13 April 2006 03:23 (thirteen years ago) link

i got the ps2 for free, so, yeah.

did you get someone else to do the handjob?

phil-two (phil-two), Thursday, 13 April 2006 03:50 (thirteen years ago) link

i don't know what you are talking about.

;)

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 13 April 2006 05:04 (thirteen years ago) link

The timing on those isn't very crucial at all - just push the button when it appears.

The Yellow Kid, Thursday, 13 April 2006 17:37 (thirteen years ago) link

i wasn't facing the boss, thats why the combo didnt work

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I can't think of any game where you kill the boss with your back to him.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 April 2006 01:36 (thirteen years ago) link

I found this game's soundtrack/soundFX and graphics fuckin' impressive. I was totally into watching Nick play as well (tho I dunno if I'dve played it myself, the fight/move combos looked complicated and I'm a spaz).

Trayce (trayce), Saturday, 15 April 2006 02:09 (thirteen years ago) link

this game gets so intense...its like a half hour playing does to your hands what three hours playing would.

latebloomer: Ambassador With Training In Righteousness (latebloomer), Saturday, 15 April 2006 03:03 (thirteen years ago) link

LOL I am watching Nick play a bit where he's underwater trying to avoid a load of giant slabs on chains that kill you and he's failing repeatedly. Man.

Trayce (trayce), Saturday, 15 April 2006 08:54 (thirteen years ago) link

I just got this today from dvd.co.uk (£11.90 delivered) and it's possibly the most awesome looking PS2 game I've played. I just got to the Temple Of The Oracle which I think is about a third of the way in. Hating the gorgons.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Tuesday, 18 April 2006 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

It is awesome for PS2 yeah. I wouldve sworn it was an xbox game if I didnt know.

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 18 April 2006 23:13 (thirteen years ago) link

nine months pass...
Last night I had to not play. I actually had to instruct myself: "Do not play this game" as I knew that if I put it on I would be up until dawn and any sleep thereafter would probably involve Gorgons and shit. What an amazing game! The sound, the action and the graphics are all sensational. I have only just passed:

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The Gravedigger in front of Oracle's temple

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I can't get enough. Please all, mark your spoilers. I really don't want to know what comes next but I had to just enthuse for a while!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Monday, 22 January 2007 10:01 (twelve years ago) link

such a good game. definitely one of the best I've played on PS2. the fights are great (and I'm not too fond of that kinda games usually). one of the great things is how they succeeded at giving the impression of monumental situations (like when he reaches Athens). total classic.

AleXTC (AleXTC), Monday, 22 January 2007 11:43 (twelve years ago) link

So true. It's a bugger trying to remember the combos though. I feel a bit guilty about all the button mashing. I'm sure in later levels I won't get away with it!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Monday, 22 January 2007 12:13 (twelve years ago) link

the trailer for 300 looks like cutscenes from this game

feed latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 22 January 2007 13:53 (twelve years ago) link

Sadly enough I find that I get so wound up playing this game that I might need to stop playing altogether.

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

it's pretty intense/stressful during some of the bigger fights

feed latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

I think my left thumb is sprained from playing this so much over the weekend. It is brilliant. I am disgusted that

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After all the time in that temple I got killed. F u Aries, you made this personal!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Monday, 29 January 2007 09:06 (twelve years ago) link

Finished. Rather sad that I now have to do it all over again on God for more unlockables and that I lose all my powers and things. Saved at the wrong point as well so don't even get to redo the final battle *Grrr* What a stupid place for a save point, right at the very end! Ach well, fantastic game and I'd reccomend it to anyone.

That said, I finished playing at half seven yesterday evening and still was wound up around half 12, that game gets intense!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 11:33 (twelve years ago) link

as I said, I loved this game but I was kinda disappointed by the final fight. I guess I was just spoiled by all the greatness that lead to it...

AleXTC (AleXTC), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 12:14 (twelve years ago) link

The final fight is so easy that it is a real disappointment. I really enjoyed wanting to know what came next. I'll probably play it again in a more leisurely fashion now, I was rushing through it to see what came next.

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 14:08 (twelve years ago) link

LOL I am watching Nick play a bit where he's underwater trying to avoid a load of giant slabs on chains that kill you and he's failing repeatedly. Man.

I remember there *Shudder*

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Between that challenge, the rotating knives in Hades and spikes through the floor I swear that this game was great until you tried those levels. Between the camera angle and the controls ("DON'T JUMP ON THE BOX!!! PUSH IT!!! AW FUCK!!!) it could make those puzzles a right challenge!

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Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

ah. the underwater thing was a pain in the ass. it took me a long time before I found out how to pass that. those were great frustrating times...

AleXTC (AleXTC), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 17:52 (twelve years ago) link

it took me about half an hr to realize you could just hold down whatever button it was that made you swim. after that, the slabs on chains part was loads easier.

Hades was really hard, yeah, but nothing that hampered my enjoyment of the game. and it just looks amazing

lemin (lemin), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 00:17 (twelve years ago) link

The trailer for GoW2 looks sweet.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 00:30 (twelve years ago) link

Oh no. No. Not another. I'll have to have my hands amputated or something! Otherwise I could have a heart attack from the stress!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 10:59 (twelve years ago) link

Also, link plz?

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 10:59 (twelve years ago) link

Found it:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=10179&type=wmv&pl=game

Also found this:

Huge Collection of Combat Moves: Players can utilize their favourite combo attacks from GOD OF WAR along with a whole new set of moves and magic. Magic is based on nature's elements which include utilizing the power if wind, ice and much more

New Characters: From the popular Cyclops and Cerebus to the Flying Gryphon and more, players will encounter some of the greatest Greek mythological beasts, along with more enemies and bosses

Puzzle Solving: GOD OF WAR II features more puzzle solving, where players must solve intelligent, challenging and progressively more complicated puzzles latent with brutal elements that are intricately woven into the overarching story

Exploration: Players will continue their previous experiences in the dark, violent world of Greek mythology and test their agility through more levels as they traverse treacherous, often brutal terrain that will range from the undiscovered Sisters of Fate to the Dark Swap

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 12:07 (twelve years ago) link

hum. seems great. again !

AleXTC (AleXTC), Thursday, 1 February 2007 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...
Preordered this a couple of days ago. I cannot wait. Between this and GTA:VCS I definitely think that the +1 will dump me for lack of attention!

kv_nol, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 12:31 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha preorder. I'm halfway through. If you liked the first you'll love it.

marmotwolof, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 20:35 (twelve years ago) link

in my gamerang que WHY U TAKE SO LONG TO SHIP BASTARDEZ

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

I'm halfway through.

WTF? How?! NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!!

kv_nol, Thursday, 29 March 2007 08:26 (twelve years ago) link

I got this game (the first one) and didn't like it. Is something wrong with me? It was pretty but too linear and repetitive.

admrl, Friday, 30 March 2007 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

I had the same issue, admrl. I could NOT get into it. Exact same feeling... pretty, but so repetitive.

Will M., Friday, 30 March 2007 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

oh good. I thought I was, you know, dumb or something.

admrl, Friday, 30 March 2007 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

I don't really like it as much as you're supposed to either, linear and repetitive is right. The new one is the same way, though with a few minor improvements.

WTF? How?! NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!!


It's been out in the U.S. for weeks. There's something I REALLY want to spoil about halfway through... I'll just say that one of the bosses is a movie character voiced by the actor from the movie.

marmotwolof, Friday, 30 March 2007 21:36 (twelve years ago) link

I can't think of any game where you kill the boss with your back to him.

-- Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 April 2006 11:36


xpost by 11 months, but Super Mario!

webber, Saturday, 31 March 2007 00:06 (twelve years ago) link

WTF it's only coming out on 27th April :(((

kv_nol, Monday, 2 April 2007 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

Which Super Mario do you kill the boss with back to him?

forksclovetofu, Monday, 2 April 2007 15:34 (twelve years ago) link

the Big Boo or whatever it's called?

marmotwolof, Monday, 2 April 2007 20:49 (twelve years ago) link

the big boo in yoshi's island too

HPSCHD, Monday, 2 April 2007 21:55 (twelve years ago) link

oh, never played th' yoshi games. waitin fer wii on that.

forksclovetofu, Monday, 2 April 2007 22:01 (twelve years ago) link

When you jump on the switch to send Bowser into the lava, you are never facing him.

webber, Monday, 2 April 2007 23:08 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Notification received that the game has been posted to me. Have to go away this weekend, bad timing all round!

kv_nol, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Only arrived today. I am still tense and I was only playing for 20 mins over and hour ago. It's pretty intense! (and scary. What wimp said that? Not me!)

kv_nol, Monday, 14 May 2007 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

bought GoW2 last week (same day as the GTA pube incident). haven't gotten around to playing it but looking forward!

latebloomer, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 01:52 (twelve years ago) link

Why aren't there any cheats for God of War? I got to the last bit before you get Pandora's Box, where you have to fight all the arrow-shooting skeletons and fire-breathing bird things while moving back and forth on the conveyor belts, but I am out of magic and have apparently opened all the magic chests going back as far as I can, and it's basically impossible to get past this part without magic as far as I can tell and it's made me leave the game for like 6 months even though it's great and I want to play it. :(

n/a, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 13:31 (twelve years ago) link

I can give you answer. It is v simple you jump on barriers between conveyor belts. Like every level there are a limitted number of enemies. Just keep hitting away with Blades of Athena over and over again. It's tedious but it works. Try to stay in the middle. The minute you can: Jump through the gate at the end. It's a bit of a haul but worth it.

kv_nol, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 14:02 (twelve years ago) link

that's probably the toughest battle in the game. at least it was for me.

latebloomer, Thursday, 17 May 2007 09:28 (twelve years ago) link

Finally got past it! What worked for me was going straight to the platform in front of the gate and killing those skeletons until no more regenerated, then just hanging out there and killing the bird things forever.

n/a, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

it took me forever to figure that out lol

latebloomer, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

That's a good method. I didn't think of that!

kv_nol, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

that's probably the toughest battle in the game. at least it was for me.

Just thinking, how about the Challenges of the Gods? I had to give them up they were such stress fests!

kv_nol, Thursday, 17 May 2007 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

i only really played the first few bits of that.

latebloomer, Thursday, 17 May 2007 23:22 (twelve years ago) link

I beat that shit but it took a few tries.

marmotwolof, Friday, 18 May 2007 00:42 (twelve years ago) link

Nice one. Still can't play this. Was just too tired last night and not up for the stress!

kv_nol, Monday, 21 May 2007 09:35 (twelve years ago) link

Just keep hitting away with Blades of Athena over and over again. It's tedious but it works.

This is the kind of thing I can't stand in video games. If I even catch a whiff of this kind of "action" I stay far far away.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 21 May 2007 10:05 (twelve years ago) link

Whatever ico boy.

(j/k. It is a real pain just button mashing over and over again)

kv_nol, Monday, 21 May 2007 10:59 (twelve years ago) link

I remember having to kill some giant monster in Tomb Raider (or possibly TR II?) which took approximately FOREVER to do, and it involved running around in a wide arc, shooting unemptyable revolvers at it for probably 20 minutes total. I could go for like 4 or 5 minutes at a time before losing focus, I'd have to press pause, make some tea, and go back to it. Eventually I was like "wait this is supposed to be fun"

(cf: racing the same races in Gran Turismo over and over again with a tricked-out car, just to get enough money to get an even more tricked-out car.. so that you can advance to another race that you race over and over again)

Tracer Hand, Monday, 21 May 2007 16:07 (twelve years ago) link

I have yet to try this game.

kingfish, Monday, 21 May 2007 16:07 (twelve years ago) link

(cf: racing the same races in Gran Turismo over and over again with a tricked-out car, just to get enough money to get an even more tricked-out car.. so that you can advance to another race that you race over and over again)

this isn't really the place to defend it, but, this kind of action can be really great, in a haiku, pleasure-of-small-diffs kind of way. but yeah it's kind of enforced aspie-dom too

gff, Monday, 21 May 2007 16:37 (twelve years ago) link

I remember having to kill some giant monster in Tomb Raider (or possibly TR II?) which took approximately FOREVER to do, and it involved running around in a wide arc, shooting unemptyable revolvers at it for probably 20 minutes total. I could go for like 4 or 5 minutes at a time before losing focus, I'd have to press pause, make some tea, and go back to it. Eventually I was like "wait this is supposed to be fun"

God of War is not really like this, however. The action is very fast and intense and sometimes gets slightly button-mashy but the programmers are very good about mixing up/varying the enemies, environments and puzzles so it doesn't get boring.

latebloomer, Monday, 21 May 2007 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

i just started playing God of War 2 and the scale of the the first level already outdoes anything in the first game, which is quite an accomplishment. The PS2 is really being pushed here graphically, this game looks AMAZING.

latebloomer, Monday, 21 May 2007 17:22 (twelve years ago) link

Just stunning, isn't it? My hands are like claws!!! Bloody hell though, fantastic fun.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 22 May 2007 12:05 (twelve years ago) link

I'm quite into highly repetitive nonsense in video games, especially that which leads to even more highly repetitive nonsense.

We spent hours and hours racing around the maintenance tunnels in Dead Rising to get the "Zombie Genocide" achievement, and almost as long taking them on without weapons to get "Karate Champ".

Finishing things like that gives me a fuzzy "yes, I never have to do that shit again!" feeling, so I inevitably crave more of it. The same feeling I get completing a game in one fuckoff all-night session with a friend, only to put the disc back in the box at the end and say "let's never speak of this again" (thank you, Eternal Darkness.)

melton mowbray, Tuesday, 22 May 2007 12:32 (twelve years ago) link

Right. 3 hours straight is enough! Nearly cross eyed. Such a lush game though. Tense as all hell though! Fear me fellow supermarket users in the next half an hour, I'll be bring my Spartan skills down on you something rotten. Or something...

kv_nol, Tuesday, 22 May 2007 14:31 (twelve years ago) link

I'd love to know how far people are! Okay use strikethrough. I've just arrived at Temple of Euryale I think. Having good luck with finding Griffon's Eyes and Phoenix Feathers.

kv_nol, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 20:53 (twelve years ago) link

(playing original)

wow this game is kind of long!! the last adventure-type games i played were on pc like 5 years ago, which were all notoriously short (call of duty, i look @ u), but srsly this is kind of a big game

gff, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

1 annoying thing: i kept fucking up a certain section and after a number of checkpoint reloads the game switched me to easy!! and i can't switch it back. lol pwnt?

gff, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

I dunno actually. I don't think so. Not be thick but is there an option in "Options"?

The game is v v long. The hard part can be after some intense battle trying to find a savepoint! I can still remember one bit of it that stopped me from going back to playing it on hard, I couldn't face the literal days it seemed to take me to get past it. You'll know once you're there!

As to the second, I'm fairly near the end, I'm magicked out and powered up to the hilt. Working on maxing out Blades now and various other things. Quick question (Spoiler about maxing out life )I found the Magic of Gaia. Is there a Life of Gaia as well? I dunno if I've missed it. I'm at the Phoenix anyway

kv_nol, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 15:53 (twelve years ago) link

Finished! Hands are like claws! Good end, that's all I'm saying. Missed one v important thing that I'm now regretting. Everything pretty much maxed out. Can't face challenges!

kv_nol, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 20:15 (twelve years ago) link

finished the first one, it was fun! i ended up with a vague sense of disappointment, mainly cos the nu-metal take on greek myth never really hooked me; i kept wanting more riffs on that. i mean "pathos verdes III"?? come on, take 1x intro greek class, the name doesn't make any sense! + there's tons of mechanical trappy-type shit in the game and no HEPHESTUS? no dionysus either, i wanted crazy russ meyer maenads and stuff.

real fun tho.

except the rotating knife-wall climbing puzzle bit. whoever put that together needs to be slapt.

gff, Thursday, 31 May 2007 20:49 (twelve years ago) link

Okay, that wasn't my problem at all (first para)

Rotating wall knife thing was bullshit (see me on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 3:44 PM). My hands still tense up with the thought of it all!

Also, I'm too effusive. This thread shames me. I'm like an emotinal G23U5 here!

kv_nol, Thursday, 31 May 2007 20:59 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

fuck yes!

gff, Friday, 22 June 2007 16:42 (twelve years ago) link

2nd one v impressive, i love the additions (chain swingy shit) and the tweaks, and the visual improvements.

i love that the items you get don't just add some crazy power (tho there are those) but CHANGE your existing moves, like the golden fleece allowing counter attacks

rite now i'm stuck on 'crossing the lowlands,' the obligatory swinging puzzle challenge that i knew would be visited upon me at some point.

and the gorgon eyes and phoenix feathers and big red orb chests are WAAAY harder to get to this time around. in the 1st one, it was like, ok i'm supposed to walk up-left here... let me walk down-right, then? oh lookee more stuff. in 2 there are a bunch that are in PLAIN SIGHT but impossible to get to. i'll have to replay it with a walkthru after i'm done.

2 discs! jesus

gff, Friday, 22 June 2007 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

apparently there's some kind of sex button-press challenge in like the SECOND ROOM which i completely walked past

gff, Friday, 22 June 2007 16:50 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I did the same thing and then restarted just to see it. <---SAD

marmotwolof, Friday, 22 June 2007 20:49 (twelve years ago) link

ps the second disc is just a bts DVD

marmotwolof, Friday, 22 June 2007 21:41 (twelve years ago) link

in like the SECOND ROOM

You mean at the Colossus or after?

forksclovetofu, Friday, 22 June 2007 22:26 (twelve years ago) link

way before you fight the colossus, when you drop into an indoor pool type place, the chicks are behind a breakable screen.

marmotwolof, Friday, 22 June 2007 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

apparently there's some kind of sex button-press challenge in like the SECOND ROOM which i completely walked past

Found that first time. This game took me so long because I had to destroy everything for globes and things. Also yeah, boxes much harder to find. Also a total trek each time. The hardest part was finding the urns. Well worth it though!

God I loved this game. Playing through with urns I can't remember max number of hits but it was well into the three thousands, eternal rage of titans = :))))

kv_nol, Monday, 25 June 2007 12:08 (twelve years ago) link

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gff, Monday, 25 June 2007 16:06 (twelve years ago) link

Cheers but it seriously gets so easy with it, you just keep pounding away. The weapons in this one compared to the last are a bit useless, very slow or difficult to aim.

kv_nol, Monday, 25 June 2007 16:09 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i haven't used the hammer or spear at all, and i was way into that sword in the first one -- the sound on that was great

gff, Monday, 25 June 2007 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

the whole atlas section is incredible!

just knocked off the fates (WHAT IS WITH ALL THE FUCKING TITS IN THIS GAME IT IS CRAZY) but i haven't done zeus yet -- pumped!

gff, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:27 (twelve years ago) link

Dude. Mark spoilers!

The graphics are amazing. I actually checked my hit thing, closer to five and a half thousand. They stop giving you anything except globes after two thousand. Such a great game but do you find voices in the background hard to hear?

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

what spoilers??

waht u mean voices in the background? like ambient cries of battle etc? i think the sound is pretty good overall

gff, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

Atlas bit etc. It's no biggy. No I mean bits where say Gaia talks to you during a battle and it's hard to make out.

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:50 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah this game needed a subtitle option

marmotwolof, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

?? all i can think of her saying is the "let the rage of the titans etc" when you fill up your meter. are there other things?

gff, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

restarted on hard and am at cold titan. This game. It's such. wow.

forksclovetofu, Monday, 2 July 2007 04:04 (twelve years ago) link

just got this from ebay and it arrived today. am addicted now. it's very easy isn't it? maybe it gets harder. I like easy games though cos I suck. And am playing it on "easy". So it does exactly what it says on the tin in that respect...

I find I just bash buttons and spin around and flail at everything. Just got that lightning magic, much better than the shitty bow.

Also screw you giant fucking fate woman's stone head. Smashing stuff is great fun in God of War. I like the story too, there's nothing particularly likeable about the main character, he's just a violent villain with a stupid quest.

Ronan, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:55 (twelve years ago) link

It's kinda pointless to play it on easy, I think. Medium is beatable but challenging enough to keep things interesting.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 07:08 (twelve years ago) link

Cool, maybe I will change to medium. I wonder can I do this midgame. Hope so.

Ronan, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 08:40 (twelve years ago) link

Shit I can't. Oh well, reckon I'll continue on Easy rather than play all the way through again on medium.

Ronan, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 12:50 (twelve years ago) link

Just got that lightning magic, much better than the shitty bow.

Amen!

Shit I can't. Oh well, reckon I'll continue on Easy rather than play all the way through again on medium.

Noooo! Just restart, you're not that far in and it would make things a lot more interesting.

Glad you like it though.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:07 (twelve years ago) link

further in now....I can't be bothered fighting the colossus and stuff.

I'm now at the part with the swimming and the gigantic pillars.

Ronan, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 20:17 (twelve years ago) link

it's very easy isn't it? maybe it gets harder. I like easy games though cos I suck. And am playing it on "easy".

hahaha

Well, if you just want to see the story there's no point in making it harder on yourself, I guess. I played on Spartan and there was only a couple parts towards the end that gave me any trouble, but even the final boss seemed easy to me. God of War I on Spartan was a lot harder, I thought.

marmotwolof, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

the medusa was tricky enough

Ronan, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

well, died a lot but took a half hour maybe

Ronan, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

Does anyone ever use that Stone Stare? Never have but I'd say it'd be good with the bloody near indestructible Cyclops. Except kill their riders on the ground before they get on, all much simpler! I was really slow when I hadn't figured that out!

kv_nol, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 15:36 (twelve years ago) link

Well, if you just want to see the story there's no point in making it harder on yourself, I guess.

One thing I like about the game is that, if you pick a difficulty level that's too hard for you and you continue to fail, it will politely suggest that you suck and allow you to continue henceforth at an easier level. So even if you pick a difficulty that's too much for you, you don't have to start from scratch if it turns out to be too daunting.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 16:56 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah it never told me that :P

marmotwolof, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 18:25 (twelve years ago) link

is there any way to check what neat combos you've powered up to.

it gives you that one message but I forgot at least 3 of the moves I've learned.

L1+square and L1+circle are my bread and butter.

Ronan, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

yeah it's all in your pause menu somewhere

marmotwolof, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

The problem with the make it easier option is that it's only for battle sequences, not puzzles. You also can't switch back.

kv_nol, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 19:02 (twelve years ago) link

Ok I'm gonna come out and say it, I found this game totally boring. Incomprehensible button mashing totally lacking in finesse. I got as far as the three hydras boss but that was weeks ago and my motivation to go back to it is less than zero.

ledge, Sunday, 15 July 2007 10:03 (twelve years ago) link

I found it partially boring but not incomprehensible

marmotwolof, Sunday, 15 July 2007 11:28 (twelve years ago) link

wait, the three hydras in the beginning of the first one? uh, try harder

marmotwolof, Sunday, 15 July 2007 11:29 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, way to give up before the game even starts.

polyphonic, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

I mean, button mashers are inherently a bit boring to me, but they mix in a ton of mini-games to keep things fresh in GoW, and lots of puzzles. Among button mashers, it's easily the best I've played. And not incomprehensible at all.

polyphonic, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

I think I played it enough to get a feel for the gameplay. I dunno, maybe I'm just a bit bored of games in general. I'm still looking forward to HL2 and Portals and maybe Crysis, and I still love Singstar but that's hardly a traditional videogame; I can't think of anything else that I've played and really enjoyed in, well, at least a couple of years now.

ledge, Sunday, 15 July 2007 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

in other words the "it's not you, it's me" line.

ledge, Sunday, 15 July 2007 17:15 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, Katamari Damacy, that was great. And Lumines.

ledge, Sunday, 15 July 2007 22:12 (twelve years ago) link

There was a loooot of button mashing 'tis true. The game itself though, well I liked the story and the characters. I liked the amount of action and the atmospherics, I especially liked the feeling of accomplishment that each chapter brought. It also looks amazing!

kv_nol, Tuesday, 17 July 2007 10:47 (twelve years ago) link

The button bashing is really enjoyable. I don't know why, but huge battles where you're turning a different direction every half second to batter the hell out of 10 different enemies are AMAZING in God of War. And not totally mindless button bashing either, you get more skillful and aim more as it goes on.

Ronan, Sunday, 22 July 2007 11:20 (twelve years ago) link

Tis true! Also it's great that as you play on you get even better combos.

kv_nol, Monday, 23 July 2007 10:15 (twelve years ago) link

what an annoying ending! I didn't get to kill that sub-Charlton Heston Zeus!

Ronan, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 12:38 (twelve years ago) link

and drink the blood of every petty god!

Ronan, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 12:38 (twelve years ago) link

Ha ha true. Also crap twist! That whole thing with Atlas thought. Such lush levels! Did you get many urns?

kv_nol, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

no idea...urns? I skipped the credits, maybe I'll have to finish it again and see!

Ronan, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 13:26 (twelve years ago) link

Oh right, there are these urns hidden in chests that open up certain abilities and costumes. I normally don't bother but I'd read that these gave cool perks (they did). You find 4 of them during the whole game (it means exploring everywhere mind from the very first part!!!).

kv_nol, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

ten months pass...

I splurged and picked up the psp game last night. Have only had time to play through the first few checkpoints, but so far it's pretty awesome - lots of fun - controls work just fine (except dodging is a bit awkward) - and the graphics are surprisingly impressive

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 2 June 2008 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

Picked up GOW I again to see how good it was. Amazing graphics, lots of button mashing but the puzzles in SPOILER LOOK AWAY NOWthe maze and Pandora's temple?You can look again were just too stressful/painful/badly designed to keep the interest going.

hyggeligt, Tuesday, 3 June 2008 10:50 (eleven years ago) link

the puzzles so far on the psp version haven't been a problem, but the combat is getting pretty tough - especially some of the finishing moves - hitting the x or square or triangle or circle isn't a problem, but sometimes you have to rotate the little nub in certain directions - very tough to pull off correctly and quickly, unfortunately. I actually got stuck on a big fight last night (about an hour and a half in) and if I can't get past it today, I may give in and switch to easy mode

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 3 June 2008 17:11 (eleven years ago) link

Don't be crazy! Just drink lots of coffee and time will slow down enough for you to do it properly.

hyggeligt, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 12:04 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, typically after taking a 24 hour break, I had no problem & have managed some much tougher fights keeping it on normal. But I did get stuck on a stupid puzzle this morning for way too long, when the answer was just to pull out my shield.

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 17:01 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

Interesting (not sure it's worth a double dip though)...

"Scheduled for release this holiday season, God of War Collection will feature reworked versions of both God of War® and God of War® II on a single Blu-ray Disc™ at full 1280 x 720 resolution. Both critically acclaimed games, which were originally developed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics running at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience on the PS3 system."

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/08/31/god-of-war-collection-blu-ray-disc-compilation-available-this-holiday-season/

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 31 August 2009 16:29 (ten years ago) link

60fps and 720p HD is hott but it's cheeky of sony to suggest ppl don't want to play PS2 games on their PS3s and then do this; still at least it's budget-priced

it'd be really nice if they did a similar package for Ico and SotC, in anticipation of the last guardian; god knows SotC could do with a decent framerate

cozwn, Monday, 31 August 2009 16:31 (ten years ago) link

I only played GoW1 so this is obviously an insta-buy for me

"I have seen bloodstains on the Pac Man joystick" (jamescobo), Monday, 31 August 2009 18:08 (ten years ago) link

james, why not just buy a really cheap copy of gow2 and play it upscaled on yr 60gb?

cozwn, Monday, 31 August 2009 19:57 (ten years ago) link

Trophy whore

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 31 August 2009 20:37 (ten years ago) link

haha should have locked this thread after the first 3 posts

a fact-checker with The New Yorker magazine (HI DERE), Monday, 31 August 2009 20:52 (ten years ago) link

having never owned a ps2 can i just say HELLLLO!!!!!!

BIG HOOS in little drive-a (s1ocki), Monday, 31 August 2009 22:41 (ten years ago) link

I don't think I ever played the second one. Did I ever play the second one? I can't remember.

antexit, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:24 (ten years ago) link

They are indeed cheeky bastards for doing this after that HEY GUYS DO YOU WANT THE PS2 GAMES ON A BONUS DISC survey for GOW3, getting a resounding "shit yeah" from an overwhelming majority of the respondents, then saying they weren't going to do it for mumble mumble technical reasons mumble demand mumble OH HEY LOOK A UNICORN

That said, I'm glad to hear it's going to happen, having only played little chunks of GOW1, especially since I only own a copy of part 1 and it's still shrinkwrapped and potentially gift-returnable.

And yeah, if they did this (assuming there aren't any technical issues with the GOW ports) for the Team ICO games I would buy them in a heartbeat, shameless double-dip or no. Shadow of the Colossus at 720p with a stable framerate and anti-aliasing? YES PLEASE. I'm not hugely concerned about graphic quality (one of the reasons I own a PS3), but while SotC was goegeous from an art design standpoint it had jaggies that could take your face off.

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) link

I don't think I ever played the second one. Did I ever play the second one? I can't remember.

― antexit, Monday, August 31, 2009 8:24 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yes i played it at your house

BIG HOOS in little drive-a (s1ocki), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 16:53 (ten years ago) link

I'm not hugely concerned about graphic quality (one of the reasons I own a PS3)

that's one of the reasons you own a next-gen console with a blu-ray player? huh?

BIG HOOS in little drive-a (s1ocki), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 16:54 (ten years ago) link

gow2 was very excellently better than 1 iirc

the people vs peer gynt (goole), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 17:05 (ten years ago) link

I mean it's why I went for the PS3 instead of the 360- though most games nowadays are fine, some still have problems on ps3 (Ghostbusters, for example). I'm willing to make a slight tradeoff in graphical quality for stuff like more platform-exclusive titles I like, the aforementioned blu-ray player (I DO care very much about visuals for movies), etc

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 18:46 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

I have obtained (with Chicanery, also Wiles) the GoW 3 E3 demo. Fun, quite pretty, ludicrously violent. There is no quicker way for a game to get on my good side than to throw a swarm of disposable mooks at me then flash the instructions

BATTERING RAM: HIT O TO GRAB AN ENEMY, HIT [] TO CHARGE

Murdering a horde of skeletons with nothing but other skeletons is one of life's simple joys.

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 02:44 (nine years ago) link

ha!

Nhex, Sunday, 15 November 2009 07:15 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

wth is wrong with this board

this thing is ALMOST out, where's the hype

nmop apisdn (cozen), Sunday, 14 March 2010 11:17 (nine years ago) link

that's true actually. I like these games, and the early reviews are <3 <3 <3, but I'm not that excited about it. Why?

antexit, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:03 (nine years ago) link

Sequelitis

Jeff LeVine, Sunday, 14 March 2010 16:03 (nine years ago) link

I would be excited about this if I actually had $$$ to buy games right now, I loved the first two.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 12:56 (nine years ago) link

God of War III is kind of amazing. one awesome set-piece after another. it's not especially cool when you basically have to murder a naked slave-lady, though.

GM, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 13:47 (nine years ago) link

but that's what I'm into!

carl gustav (cozen), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 13:50 (nine years ago) link

I liked watching my friend play the first one more than I enjoyed playing it - I assume this version will be the same.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 13:52 (nine years ago) link

n/a, I'm in the same boat as you - would love to play it now, but no money, especially after just doing my taxes. Will definitely get it somewhere down the road though (as well as a few other games I've had to skip this month). But the other thing is, no money doesn't matter as much as just no time, or to be more precise, I already have more games I want to be playing right now than time to play them to my satisfaction, so no real need to pick up more and more games, no matter how good they look. There's just too many games!

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:24 (nine years ago) link

I need local friends with PS3s who I can borrow games from.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:31 (nine years ago) link

Maybe we should have a "take one for the team" program where when there's a shortish game without much replay value we buy one copy with a paypal fund and send it around one dude to another

antexit, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:44 (nine years ago) link

The first level of GOW3 is hilariously epic. That's how people learn to play this game? Crazy!

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Friday, 19 March 2010 08:46 (nine years ago) link

pretty every level is hilariously epic.

GM, Friday, 19 March 2010 13:15 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Just finished GOW1 on the PS3 rerelease. Looking upthread, am I the only one who found the final fight stupidly hard? Phase 1 was OK, the temple fight was manageable once I learned to spam Army of Hades and Poseidon's Rage and use that square+square+triangle move to keep enemies knocked down, but the fighting game tug-of-war phase with all the unblockable attacks, urgh. I ended up dropping down to easy after making it through the majority of the game with little to no trouble, and he went down in less than a minute. It seems to me there should be something between making me want to snap the controller in half and turning the final boss into a joke.

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Sunday, 6 June 2010 06:33 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

i'm at Zeus on GoW3, playing on titan and regularly screaming at the teevee

wow. most depressing ending ever. And a five minute unskippable credit crawl!

overall, one of the better games I've played this year but more of a slog. Who could care about Kratos at this point? He's an irredeemable asshole and he spends the whole game killing EVERYONE

Here's the plot of GoW3

Spoilers, I guess, but part of what makes this game somewhat unengaging is this litany of death without any interesting grounding:

You kill Leviathan. You kill Poseidon. You kill Helios. You kill Hades. You kill Hermes. You kill Hercules. You kill Hera. You kill Chronos. You kill Hephaestus. You kill (sort of) Daedelus. You allow Pandora to die. Along the way, you kill some three or four thousand grunts. You kill maybe a hundred innocent people. You kill Zeus. You kill yourself.

You are super player.

one year passes...

So I played the original God of War for the first time and went through it this weekend. Pretty crazy game!

Maybe unfair to judge it in certain ways as it came out seven years ago, but man, I figure by 2005 action game designers should have known things like "3D catwalk balancing sections are never fun" and "Resident Evil is the worst game to take after for puzzle design". But the combat is still quite visceral and fun.

The story is somewhat too serious, almost to the point of self-parody at times. But who cares about that? SO MUCH RAGE, UGH UGH. Some really great boss fights.

Just finished GOW1 on the PS3 rerelease. Looking upthread, am I the only one who found the final fight stupidly hard? Phase 1 was OK, the temple fight was manageable once I learned to spam Army of Hades and Poseidon's Rage and use that square+square+triangle move to keep enemies knocked down, but the fighting game tug-of-war phase with all the unblockable attacks, urgh. I ended up dropping down to easy after making it through the majority of the game with little to no trouble, and he went down in less than a minute. It seems to me there should be something between making me want to snap the controller in half and turning the final boss into a joke.
Absolutely right. I suffered through it, but the QTEs were VERY annoying in this game, as the timing windows are small, and they don't tell you the trick is to kind of hold the analog stick slightly past the "endpoint" of your curve. Also I'm not really a Playstation guy so I couldn't remember the damn buttons. Drove me crazy during the (admittedly awesome) Minotaur fight, since you can't beat him at all without going through a QTE section at least twice.

Nipples!

― kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, November 20, 2005 3:08 PM (6 years ago)

lol this was my exact reaction. so unnecessary

Not sure I'm gonna bother with the others though. Probably better off moving onto Godhand or Bayonetta...

Nhex, Monday, 21 May 2012 21:45 (seven years ago) link

dear lord, i looked into my shameful backlog records and realized I bought the game back in December 2009, back when God of War was merely four years old

Nhex, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 05:01 (seven years ago) link

five years pass...

so the new one is getting pretty much universal rave reviews. Anyone played it yet?

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:44 (one year ago) link

not yet - don't think it's officially released until next week

the wave of hype has def intrigued me but it seems to be impossible to pre-order a copy for anything less than full price, which is nuts

#TheBeatlesIn5Words Both surviving members are Vegan (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:53 (one year ago) link

i also wanna know whether, five years on, nhex has cleared the original gow from his backlog

#TheBeatlesIn5Words Both surviving members are Vegan (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:55 (one year ago) link

ah okay. The "single shot" thing sounds particularly interesting...

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Thursday, 12 April 2018 13:04 (one year ago) link

ha! i eventually did finish it, probably not too many months after that post. my opinion remained the same, dumb fun, but a bit clunky, typical for that generation of action games. GoWs 2 and up - still unplayed six years later. the backlog guilt keeps me from going for the new one...

God Hand by comparison was pretty amazing, as was Bayonetta. (Bayonetta I waited almost as long to get around to, maybe I got to it three years ago?) Both exceeded GoW in outrageousness, gameplay and stupidity, proving you should go all in with this sort of thing. The sober shift in the new one to emulate The Last of Us looks interesting.

Nhex, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

So this is pretty fun! The story hasn't really taken off for me (scenes that are supposed to be infused with emotion or wonder are falling flat), but at least the dialogue is sharp and funny.

I like the gameplay though, and at least for me the puzzles have been a highlight, sitting at the sweet spot between comprehensible and challenging.

Combat is good, but at times I wonder if I'm just button mashing since there are so many moves and combos available.

Uncle Dad né Corporate America (Leee), Monday, 3 September 2018 17:44 (one year ago) link

If nothing else, this game is doing a great job of making heavy melee attacks actually worth using.

Cold Stone Cream Austin (Leee), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:08 (one year ago) link

The fingerprints of The Last of Us are all over this game.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Saturday, 8 September 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

Something very weird is how depopulated the world is. OK there are plenty of monsters, but not humans.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Monday, 10 September 2018 23:19 (one year ago) link

before i played the game,

- minor mechanic-based spoiler -

i accidentally saw a complaint that all of the puzzles involve looking up and then throwing an axe at some switch. i wish i wouldn't have read that, because then i spent the entire game with that in mind, until by the end i was just wandering around saying "guess i'll throw an axe at the sky" as i explored new areas.

Karl Malone, Monday, 10 September 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

And finished. A little surprised at how short the main game is. The praise for the story is not warranted IMO, but I really enjoyed killing monsters. That is my review of this game of war called god of war.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Monday, 17 September 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link


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