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
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."
― 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
― 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
― 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
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
<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/14/dream-theater-adding-even-more-metal-to-god-of-war-iii-soundtrac/#comments">Oh dear.</a>
― More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:59 (nine years ago) link
― Nhex, Sunday, 15 November 2009 07:15 (nine years ago) link
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
― 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
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
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 (nine years ago) link
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 (nine years ago) link
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 (nine years ago) link
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 (nine years ago) link
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.
Nipples!― kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, November 20, 2005 3:08 PM (6 years ago)
― kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, November 20, 2005 3:08 PM (6 years ago)
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
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
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