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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) Permalink

Too short.

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

Nipples!

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

I like short games and nipples!

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

so much fun

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

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) Permalink

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

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

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) Permalink

"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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 12:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I left my reading comprehension abilities at home.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 17:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

or am i retarded?

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 13 April 2006 03:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i don't know what you are talking about.

;)

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 13 April 2006 05:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the trailer for 300 looks like cutscenes from this game

feed latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 22 January 2007 13:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

feed latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 17:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The trailer for GoW2 looks sweet.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 00:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Also, link plz?

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 10:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hum. seems great. again !

AleXTC (AleXTC), Thursday, 1 February 2007 17:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

marmotwolof, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 20:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Trophy whore

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 31 August 2009 20:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

gow2 was very excellently better than 1 iirc

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

ha!

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sequelitis

Jeff LeVine, Sunday, 14 March 2010 16:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

but that's what I'm into!

carl gustav (cozen), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 13:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

pretty every level is hilariously epic.

GM, Friday, 19 March 2010 13:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

i'm gonna need a +1 so me & a friend can kick you in the balls (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 July 2010 14:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

i'm gonna need a +1 so me & a friend can kick you in the balls (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 July 2010 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

i'm gonna need a +1 so me & a friend can kick you in the balls (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 July 2010 23:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

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.

i'm gonna need a +1 so me & a friend can kick you in the balls (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Thursday, 12 April 2018 13:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

Nag Reddit (Leee), Saturday, 8 September 2018 18:53 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink


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