Oh, Hey, There's Totally a Leaked God of War: Ascension Trailer [UPDATED]

#151 Posted by ptys (1961 posts) -

I doubt there'll be an Orbis next year if they're putting this on PS3.

#152 Posted by Tennmuerti (8108 posts) -

People care about God of War story enough to make a difference if it's a sequel or prequel?
That's cool i guees.
Myself only ever played the games for the look and feel of the combat and to see Kratos fuck dudes up.

#153 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

So we don't get the game where Kratos pisses someone else off and we have to kill him instead?

That'd be actually interesting.

#154 Edited by SmokePants (267 posts) -

I think God of War 3 may have killed my interest in the property. If only they could get Corey Barlog back to direct.

#155 Posted by ObsideonDarman (651 posts) -

A prequel?

#156 Posted by Moncole (636 posts) -

They are killing the series.

#157 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

This game is in the same situation as Halo 4 for me. The series' are still solid enough and I'm sure these new games will be good.. but did we really need another sequel already? As a launch game for the PS4, it could have been a huge system seller, but just pumping out constant sequels isn't something I want to see.

#158 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4525 posts) -

I don't understand all the hate for Kratos. I mean, I know he's angry all the time, but everyone he comes across eventually screws him over. Every god, demi-god, Titan, and so on eventually thinks "I don't need him anymore" or simply "I think he has to die now" and goes back on whatever they promised him.

Yes, he's angry all the time, but what do people expect? It only makes sense that he's always an asshole.

#159 Posted by Moncole (636 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

People care about God of War story enough to make a difference if it's a sequel or prequel? That's cool i guees. Myself only ever played the games for the look and feel of the combat and to see Kratos fuck dudes up.

There are people who care and call it an amazing story.

#160 Posted by Garrador (20 posts) -

Is it just me or does it seem all these retailer sites try to leak this shit out before the press release? Like EVERYTHING gets leaked on Amazon, GameStop, different European retailer site, or other digital services. Seriously is it so hard to follow directions of "don't put this shit up till day XX"?

#161 Edited by roughplague (131 posts) -

totally fake =V

honestly not that excited, I've always liked GOW, but the story and formula has been sort of worn out, it's been 3 games, the usual sequel theory is that the next entry, i.e. the 4th one will reinvent the franchise.

We've had our Kratos trilogy, give us a new character, a new story, with new interesting gameplay, or structure, tighten up the combat, etc. obviously theres no gameplay in this trailer but I'm pretty sure, at least with the style of the trailer, they're gonna play it safe...again.

#162 Posted by Lurkero (399 posts) -

I thought we were done with Kratos? Can we get a character that I actually WANT to play as this time? Kratos lost my interest partway through God of War 2.

#163 Edited by Tennmuerti (8108 posts) -
@Moncole said:

@Tennmuerti said:

People care about God of War story enough to make a difference if it's a sequel or prequel? That's cool i guees. Myself only ever played the games for the look and feel of the combat and to see Kratos fuck dudes up.

There are people who care and call it an amazing story.

Yep i said as much. (without the amazing part)
Fascinating!
#164 Posted by 49th (2758 posts) -

Awesome! Didn't realise how much I liked God of War but I am excited!

#165 Posted by zenmastah (916 posts) -

What, no dubstep drops at this trailer?

Surely this is not a official trailer then..

#166 Posted by Sawboss (95 posts) -

I really wanted them to use this chance and start a whole new story based off another mythology...I love God of War a lot of but i dunno I need another Kratos game.

#167 Posted by Residentrevil2 (444 posts) -

I'm not interested, but that doesn't mean an awesome demo wouldn't change my mind. But, this leak is kind of weak...

#168 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

So God of Four is real.

#169 Edited by geekbot (110 posts) -

I sure hope this wasn't going to be Sony's big reveal this year, because more God of War? Boooooo...

Also, didn't one of the PSP games deal with the origin of Kratos? I didn't play them, but I could have sworn they did this plot line before.

#170 Posted by deskp (448 posts) -

Well atleast its a proper nice box art and a proper done trailer, not some shakycam images or terrible scans.

#171 Posted by Do_The_Manta_Ray (664 posts) -

I think I'm prepared to cough up the money to buy the game simply for the reason they didn't name it "God of War: Resurrection - Revival - Revolution"

This is not the definition of an R-rated game!

I've always had a soft spot for the GoW games. The first one was absolutely brilliant. I even thought the story was superb. The first 40 minutes of GoW 2 promised even more, even better; and then all of a sudden, the question I find myself asking about the third game is "How will it end, how will they trump the last sex-scene?" Maybe that's just male instincts, who knows; but a spin-off, or a prequel could do this series well.

Give them a chance to stop trying to make something BIGGER and maybe just something a bit more personal. That said; I'll buy anything Santa Monica studio has a deus-ex machina in (hand of god. Don't look at me like that). Even Journey made me want to replay GoW 3.

#172 Edited by Tidel (360 posts) -

I'm a big fan of the franchise, but I'm fleetingly disappointed for two reasons: 1, I enjoy the narrative but really, five games with one-note Kratos is enough. Telling us the third 'untold story of' is uninspired. And 2, Vita.

But Sony Santa Monica is a great studio and I'm sure the game will be a good time. I'd just like to see the franchise stretch itself in different ways.

#173 Edited by NTM (7383 posts) -

This is supposed to be the beginning of Kratos' story, again. Eh, I kind of don't care for prequels after we already know how it ends. I loved the first two God of Wars games, I played Chains of Olympus which was OK, and I wasn't all that excited at the time for God of War 3, but I still knew what I wanted out of the game when it came, and I was left disappointed.

#174 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4757 posts) -

People like God of War?

#175 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11039 posts) -

I was just thinking, what if the last thing in the game is Kratos killing his family, but it's all player controlled, and you don't realize what's happening until after the fact? How crazy would that be? Ending with such a downer like that.

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#176 Posted by kpaadet (410 posts) -

I find it very fascinating that this news article already have 9 pages of people telling me how they dont care about God of War. I'm still curious to see some gameplay though.

#177 Posted by hermes (1489 posts) -

You know, I could have lived with Kratos ending its career after GoW3. The game felt like another God of War with HD graphics and I lost all sympathy for the character 20 minutes in.

#178 Posted by MrSpoon (53 posts) -

What's your pleasure Mr. Cotton?

#179 Posted by hermes (1489 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

@Moncole said:

@Tennmuerti said:

People care about God of War story enough to make a difference if it's a sequel or prequel? That's cool i guees. Myself only ever played the games for the look and feel of the combat and to see Kratos fuck dudes up.

There are people who care and call it an amazing story.

Yep i said as much. (without the amazing part)Fascinating!

Hey, the first game was nothing short of genius.

They explain it better, though: http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/no-redeeming-value

#180 Posted by SeanFoster (868 posts) -

It does look like it will be a prequel... I hope they somehow get the Cestus in there, or a weapon like it. Smashing monsters with that was so satisfying in God of War 3.

#181 Posted by TooWalrus (13206 posts) -

@Djratchet said:

Don't know why people are shitting all over this game, even before we see gameplay footage. I for one, am all for more God of War and Kratos.

I think a lot of people aren't down for more God of War with Kratos, that's why they're shitting all over this game. I haven't even gotten around to playing GoW III, and even I feel this way...

#182 Posted by Tryptophan (162 posts) -

Before the time when time was time...

Even the greatest of heroes,some who destroy the very fabric of existence...

Must surmount their first and greatest obstacle...

Potty training.

God of War: Precurser: Potty Pandemonium

#183 Posted by RageKage14 (69 posts) -

Kratos stopped being an "anti-hero" and become a full fledged dick just twenty minutes into the first game, when he needlessly lets the ship captain fall to his death when he could have easily pulled him to safety along with the key.

#184 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -

Isn't the story being described just the story of God of War 1? and prior to that wasn't he just a Spartan?

I may have this completely wrong since I haven't played God of War, but I watched my brother play through part 2 and 3.

#185 Posted by hermes (1489 posts) -

@Crixaliz: No. Before God of War 1, he used to be an agent of the gods (killing creatures and solving conflicts, the Kratos' way). He spent 10 years at the service of the gods.

Those things were covered by the PSP games, though... and people don't seem eager to see them again.

#186 Posted by Seraphim84 (410 posts) -

I thought the PSP games covered his time before GoW1?

#187 Posted by morrelloman (608 posts) -

I dont know why internet is not blocking this site today. That's great! Also, I will play this at all costs. Woopy!

#188 Posted by MeatSim (10861 posts) -

Marketing plans getting ruined by Retailers who don't care is always fun.

#189 Posted by VargasPrime (301 posts) -

I guess it's not surprising that this game is a thing. But after God of War 2, I had kind of given up on the franchise. I enjoy playing badasses as much as anyone, but when the main character is just a remorseless asshole with no sense of real purpose, I can't really get behind that.

At least he had the whole Greek tragedy thing going for him early on. Now he's just on a violence-obsessed power trip. At least from what I can gather. Like I said, I tapped out after part 2.

#190 Posted by Vitor (2822 posts) -

@Abyssfull said:

@Shaanyboi said:

Great. Another game for Kratos to run around, act like an angsty teenager, and just kill everything with no purpose or drive beyond "THEY HAVE BETRAYED ME". How...inspired.

I know, right? It was somewhat refreshing to play as someone who walks around with a comically large chip on his shoulder, but 5 games of that ''ARRRRGHDFHDFDGD KILLLL EVERYYYEONNNNE!!'', it gets tiring. In GoW3, Kratos truly succeeded his own level of assholishness... I mean good God (ugh), what a colossal twat. There's a point when an anti-hero stops being an anti-hero and becomes an all around jerk, and GoW3 steam rolled over that point a dozen times over.

Wow, totally thought I was alone in thinking that. The deaths of the Gods in 3 were so gruesome that I actually felt more uncomfortable than empowered when pulling them off and the way they portrayed Kratos, I mean, I totally thought it was some sort of meta-commentary from the devs as to how unlikable he really was.

Unfortunately that gave the new creative director way more credit than was due. I don't usually judge games on the moral message but man, GoW 3 was detestable.

Need to jam a giant cog in a door? Why not shove one of the infinitely respawning enemies into it?

What's that? You'd rather throw in this poor topless girl who's been screaming in fear while being forced forward by you the whole time? For literally no reason other than to be a dick? And then you're going to award me with a Trophy which reads 'I didn't but I wish I did?' Thereby creating some sort of crass rape joke at the expense of this poor girl you just brutally murdered. Because she's topless and teenagers love tits so therefore they'll totally get turned on by that.

... Ugh. Just. Ugh.

#191 Posted by FoxMulder (1697 posts) -

At this rate there will be nothing to look forward to when E3 comes around!!

#192 Posted by kkotd (304 posts) -

O let's face it, it'll be God of War Move, where Kratos has a dance off with all the other Gods as they sort through the 'Pandora's Box Archives' to relive the good ole memories.

#193 Posted by depecheload (496 posts) -

Echoing a lot of other comments here, I am entirely sick of Kratos and his bullshit. Whiny coward who destroys the world because of his fucking daddy issues, only taking time out to almost-kinda-rape women and/or murder them so he can open a fucking door.

#194 Posted by Ghostiet (5281 posts) -
@Vitor said:

Need to jam a giant cog in a door? Why not shove one of the infinitely respawning enemies into it?

What's that? You'd rather throw in this poor topless girl who's been screaming in fear while being forced forward by you the whole time? For literally no reason other than to be a dick? And then you're going to award me with a Trophy which reads 'I didn't but I wish I did?' Thereby creating some sort of crass rape joke at the expense of this poor girl you just brutally murdered. Because she's topless and teenagers love tits so therefore they'll totally get turned on by that.

... Ugh. Just. Ugh.

I believe it was meant to illustrate how Kratos is really a designated hero, only "heroic" because the gods are also assholes on an arguably bigger scale. People kept forgetting that a lot.
#195 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@Djratchet said:

Don't know why people are shitting all over this game, even before we see gameplay footage. I for one, am all for more God of War and Kratos.

I think a lot of people aren't down for more God of War with Kratos, that's why they're shitting all over this game. I haven't even gotten around to playing GoW III, and even I feel this way...

Well, no shit. I still think the game has potential, as long as they make it different enough.

Also, God of War 3 is pretty good. I wouldn't be so dismissive until you play at least some of it.

#196 Edited by skrutop (3615 posts) -

That Kratos looks like he's being crucified, and that the game's subtitle is "Ascension", makes me think of this Penny Arcade comic. I doubt that Sony would have the stones to have Kratos lay a beating on Christian figures, but it sure would be interesting.

#197 Edited by Javes (78 posts) -

Oh, hey, yo, like, this game, is like, totally, a thing, and it, like, exists. I'm no Alex hater, I actually rather like him, but his headlines are a little too predictable.

#198 Posted by CosmicQueso (569 posts) -

square square square square square square -- QTE -- square square TRIANGLE! square square

Yeah, ready for this.

#199 Posted by TinyGallon (193 posts) -

The first God of War was cool, but then they made the same game 4 more times.. I hate to be reductive but that series involved more brainless button mashing than anything else I think I've ever played. The Dante's Inferno reboot for example looks far more interesting. (Whoops! I meant Devil May Cry, but I'll leave the typo.. since honestly all this stuff is the same)

#200 Edited by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1727 posts) -
@Vitor said:

@Abyssfull said:

@Shaanyboi said:

Great. Another game for Kratos to run around, act like an angsty teenager, and just kill everything with no purpose or drive beyond "THEY HAVE BETRAYED ME". How...inspired.

I know, right? It was somewhat refreshing to play as someone who walks around with a comically large chip on his shoulder, but 5 games of that ''ARRRRGHDFHDFDGD KILLLL EVERYYYEONNNNE!!'', it gets tiring. In GoW3, Kratos truly succeeded his own level of assholishness... I mean good God (ugh), what a colossal twat. There's a point when an anti-hero stops being an anti-hero and becomes an all around jerk, and GoW3 steam rolled over that point a dozen times over.

Wow, totally thought I was alone in thinking that. The deaths of the Gods in 3 were so gruesome that I actually felt more uncomfortable than empowered when pulling them off and the way they portrayed Kratos, I mean, I totally thought it was some sort of meta-commentary from the devs as to how unlikable he really was.

Unfortunately that gave the new creative director way more credit than was due. I don't usually judge games on the moral message but man, GoW 3 was detestable.


Greek myths can be pretty nasty, and the Gods and demigods are frequently 'douchebags', I thought it fit nicely. 
Kratos was so consumed by rage and hatred that by the end of his trilogy he just became a charicature of himself, I mean he eventually 
 
 
I don't think they were pushing for him to be a hero at all, he was totally consumed. 

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