So next month is bleedin' packed. Given that we've got both the new Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite leading the charge of March, that's making the prospect of people buying either of the PS3/360's respective GOW acronymed exclusive prequels all the more unlikely.
Given the strange series of similarities between the two lesser enthusiastic releases, though, I figured I'd make a poll about them to see if anyone least around here is all too interested in at least one of 'em, let alone both. Between the two, I have to imagine that people are somewhat warmer overall towards Judgment. Which includes me! I am so pervasively excited for Judgment's release whereas Ascension definitely looks incredibly tired and unwelcome. I'm a fan of God of War, but they've pretty much stayed on the same page for five games now. Gears of War has always played rather similar across each new game, too but they still grow in some key areas and change things up, especially when it comes to the multiplayer.
And Judgment is no exception! With so many multiplayer alterations being made--some understandable, some less so--a campaign that's to be fitted with a L4D AI director derivative, and, for as much I know a lot of people around these parts dislike him (though he has his defenders!), a new prequel being lead by Baird and Cole adds another bullet point for me personally as to why I'm looking forward to Judgment.
Ascension's adding multiplayer, though, and... well, that's about it. And multiplayer isn't exactly what a lot of people were clamouring for in a new God of War game no doubt. Besides that the campaign is looking to be completely unnecessary in the grand scheme, too. It's (yet another) prequel, but one where Kratos is still the ghost of sparta, he's still using those fucking blades of his, and his family's still dead. I would have actually been rather excited if this game would star a story that would lead up to Kratos inevitably massacring his family and becoming the Kratos we all know. But as it is, it's all looking like a big blood-soaked case of deja-vue. I am curious to see how it turns out, though, and it's certainly on my ''maybe'' list where I'll probably get it down the line once it goes through a price cut.
They're both going to be well made games, though, there's very little doubt about that. But Judgment, for as unnecessary as it may appear, still thoroughly justifies its existence more so than Ascension does in any case. I'll be getting that sucker day 1 anywhoo, so feel free to add moi on XBLM! Gamertag is BrianMcIrish. It was initially DayLiam, but... well, passwords and secondary emails have been forgotten so besides for offline play, it's pretty much a dead account. Plus setting up a new profile gifts me with like a month's worth of Gold so, whoopee!..