GOD OF WAR

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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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