GOD OF WAR

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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

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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