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Brutally awesome, but Brutally short 0

God of War: Chains of Olympus is a PSP exclusive prequel to the critically acclaimed PS2 game God of War. Once again, players take up the mantle of Kratos, the notorious Ghost of Sparta, during the early years of his service to the gods. The main story of the game is that Helios, the god of the sun, is knocked from sky and Morpheus, the god of dreams, is slowly taking over the land. So, the gods task Kratos with returning Helios and his chariot to their rightful place. But as the story progresse...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

God of (portable) games 0

God of War: Chains of Olympus is set as a prequel to the existing games, at a point where all-around tough guy Kratos has already been saved by Ares. As the game opens, you’re defending the city of Attica from the Persians, a battle which culminates in the first boss battle of the game, against a basilisk. Still doing the dirty work for the Greek pantheon, Kratos soon finds himself mixed up in yet another god’s scheme to take over the world, or at least the heights of Mt. Olympus. The plot is re...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Chains of Olympus does not dissapoint. 0

When I first got CoO I had read heaps of Gamespot and IGN revews saying how dissapointing this game was, so when I got it I had my doubts. But when I started playing CoO those doubts vanished. I will tell you why...Like all God of wars so far there is a complex and intriguing story, it is a lot more focused on Kratos's past and family like the first God of War game. This game is set before the first two games where Kratos is a servant of the Gods of Olympus, and is still trying to rid himself of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

God of War is the perfect type of game for the PSP 0

The PSP has alot of action games for the system but God of War Chains of Olympus is the game you've been waiting for. The graphics are PS2 quality and are some of the best on the system. The action is as good as its always been with all the combos and great action sequences that keep you playing right to the end. The Blades of Chaos are your primary weapon and along with the Gauntlet of Zeus you can pull off some light and heavy attacks and combos. The magic is great and effective when low on he...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Kratos on the go! 0

Nothing soothes hack-n-slash fans more than blood spewing everywhere on to the screen and God of War loves to fill that need. In the series premiere on a portable system, God of War: Chains of Olympus definitely fulfills the gory need of so many gamers. The story follows Kratos as he continues doing the gods' dirty work in which they send him to Atticus to horde off the invading Persian army. Kratos has to kill more than just a Persian army when he has to kill a Basilisk that is destroying the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

God of War: Chains of Olympus 0

Kratos is back and he's as badass as ever. This time he makes an appearance on Sony's PSP, in God of War: Chains of Olympus. The game in question serves as a prequel to the original God of War on the PS2, which was pretty much by no other definition amazing. I'm pleased to say that Chains of Olympus follows suit and is undeniably a must-own title if you're a God of War fan, or an action fan alike. If you're looking for that one game you need for your collection, here it is. The game starts out...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

God of War Chains of Olympus : just as much epic, in your pocket 0

God of War is now one of Sony’s AAA titles. The two games on the PS2 were stunning, beautiful and epic. And these games were hard to match, or surpass. So, following along with Sony’s master class titles such as Ratchet and Clank, Metal Gear, Tekken, Jak and Daxter, Final Fantasy and WipEout, it is about to take the transition to PSP. But how the epic scale of the game fit on to a portable console? Chains of Olympus is set ten years before the original God of War. The Gods have sent Kratos to d...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

On God of War: Chains of Olympus 0

                    One of the more challenging aspects of reviewing games is the need to see them in context. Every game ever made is to some extent a product of the time and environment in which it was produced. Likewise, every game is just one small part of a vast landscape filled with competing products, not to mention everything that's come before. Such being the case, there are a lot of different metrics a person can use to measure the quality of a game. It would be a lot easier if eve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great Installment to the Series 0

God of War: Chains of Olympus is a fun addition to the hand held line up on the PSP. This version has plenty of save points and seems to be perfect for small play sessions but still can draw you in to play just a little bit longer. Graphically, the game looks really good and the audio is definitely headphones-worthy. I entered the game having heard others complain that the main story mode is very short but what I did not expect was the challenge modes that are unlocked after you complete the gam...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War: Chains of Olympus - Unfortunate disappointment 0

God of War is possibly the best game on the PSP. You will hear this a lot from many of the reviewers out there. It certainly pushes the PSPs graphics capability, and is one of the nicest looking games out on a handheld at the moment. However, many of the gameplay mechanics are the same as previous God of War games. You are unlikely to see anything new here. But the button mashing extravaganza won't bore you, especially if you enjoy seeing Kratos wail on everyone around him. Also as you advance...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A God amongst action games. 0

Introduction:God of War: Chains of Olympus is the prequel to the critically acclaimed Playstation 2 games God of War I & II. You'll once again take control of the merciless Spartan Kratos, serving the Greek Gods to rid himself of his nightmares. Chains of Olympus is a 3D action game with hack 'n slash elements, and was developed by Ready at Dawn Studios.Good Stuff: The Art of War Chains of Olympus looks really, really good for a PSP game. Everything is crisp and detailed, and the animation...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

As good as its console bretheren? 0

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0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War: Chains of Olympus Review 0

The Good: A great game from start to finish. Highly enjoyable combat. Superb graphics and sound. Fun boss battles. An interesting story.The Bad: Short. Lack of bosses throughout the game.---The God of War series was one I never had the chance to play due to not owning a PS2. Luckily, Chains of Olympus came out on the PSP so I finally had a chance to play it. After completing it, I am stunned. Chains of Olympus is simply great. It is an enyojable game from the minute your turn it on, to when the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the PSP's finest titles to date 0

I've been a PSP owner since it's release in March of 2005. For the longest time I only owned one game; the PSP's library (if you could even call it that) of games wasn't very appealing. During the past few months I've dusted off my PSP and bought a few games that I've heard to be the cream of the crop. God of War: Chains of Olympus is one of those video games.Having never previously played any of the other God of War games, I was curiously excited. The visuals needed no introduction. Playing jus...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best PSP games to date. Accessible, fun, plays great. 0

Chains of Olympus is actually the first God of War game I've played, so the criticisms of recycled gameplay elements didn't factor into my impressions. But even if I had played through the other GoW games, the core mechanics are so fun and intuitive, I doubt they'd detract much from the experience.This is pure action fun, accessible to a wide audience so you don't have to be a hardcore fighting genre nerd to appreciate the game in its entirety. It's an action game to be enjoyed, and I found myse...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

You'll often forget that you are playing a handheld game... 0

God of War: Chains of Olympus is the first God of War game for the PSP system, and from a technical and visual stand point it just might be the greatest handheld game ever made...and I'm not making that claim lightly. The story follows the ever tortured Kratos in a story that seems to take place just before the events of the first God of War game for the PS2. Kratos is still an undead killing machine with the powers of a god, but the true nature of his plight is yet to be revealed. Before it's...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A must buy, if woefully short. 0

The ShortPros- Faithfully replicates the God of War experience on the PSP- Does well with its limited controls to streamline the experience- Graphics look quite good for a PSP game- Story is an interesting prequel to the first God of War that answers a lot of plot hole questions- Well crafted through and throughCons- Too short- Hardly any bosses- Rolling, a crucial move, is mapped to the two shoulder buttons rather than a second analog stick- Blocking has a weird slight lag that isn't present in...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Small Kratos? Hell No! 0

Any fan of the series can confirm that the God of War games are some of the best (if not) action games ever created. So here we have all of the best caracteristics of the other games, some few improvements and a whole new story. Can we ask for more? Yes, always! These are the best graphics on the psp by far to date, and not only that. The best controls, sound, camera etc. Just because Kratos is in a small screen, doesn't mean the brutality is diminished, and some solid puzzle solving, along with...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War Chains of Olympus is a weak and diluted experience tha 0

While the action adventure genre has long been a tantamount piece of the gaming landscape, for years it was overshadowed by platformers or, more recently, the first person shooter. In 2005 Sony released a game created by its Santa Monica studio called God of War. This gritty, gruesome piece of hyper violence invigorated the genre, bringing it to the forefront of the industry. Four years later the term "God of War like" has come to define a genre of copycats made by virtually every company in the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An impressive technical achievement for the PSP 0

The God of War series has made its mark on the Playstation 2 platform with its combination of intuitive combat mechanics, simple puzzle solving and less than annoying jumping sequences (an exception to the trend, I know). Interestingly, this game in the series is made by Ready at Dawn studios, not SCE Studios Santa Monica - who made the last two games in the ever expanding saga. Ready at Dawn Studios is mostly comprised of ex-Blizzard and Naughty Dog employees, their previous and only game to th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Best PSP game to date. 0

Kratos has arrived to the PSP and he's bringing everything we love with him in the most gory and fantastic way possible. Story: The Persians are at it again but when the sun plummets to the ground, Kratos soon finds himself in the pits of Hades battling for his freedom from servitude. The story isn't overly complex which in my view is good for an action game. You want to shred stuff, not read literature. This is does not suggest that the story is weak. In fact, its quite good and rich with Gree...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The End Begins... 0

When I first heard about "COO" I was oozing excitement. However, after some pondering I mainly just feared seeing Kratos' badass-ness diluted and handled poorly. I'm looking at you Prince of Persia: Sands of Time PSP port. But then the game turned out to have been made by the gods themselves. For only they could have captured the feel and grand scale of the two previous games. Let's break it down.Story: Epic. (No Spoilers) The Story is epic. It manages to set up the following stories seamlessly....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Kratos is back, in portable form 0

Any fears I had about this game being pared down were unwarranted. Yes, the developers had to cut a few corners to fit the PSP, but its still God of War through and through. On the PSP. To a fan of the series, nothing more needs to be said; don't think, just buy. The graphics are top-notch and look great on the small screen, easily the best looking PSP game to date. My previous complaint about the backgrounds looking slightly plain are unfounded. I don't know if it was just the demo versio...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Recommended by default of just being a mini God of War 0

God of War : Chains of Olympus : An action game set in a vengeance-driven version of Greek mythology, where the player controls a black, white character named Kratos, the gods’ personal army-slayer. Story : Actually a prequel to current God of War games, Chains of Olympus (which doesn’t actually have anything to do with any sort of “chains of Olympus” and is presumably some kind of metaphor for Kratos being the gods’ personal bitch) depicts Kratos back when he killed whatever gods Olympus told h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War on the go. It's as good as it sounds! 0

God of War is really about killing things with large swords chained to your body. That and pushing a system to it’s absolute maximum capacity. God of War: Chains of Olympus is no exception and by all means a great addition to the series. The God of War series have always had solid stories, and give you enough incentive other than combat to keep you playing. The story takes place before the events of the first God of War and it ends right around the time the first game starts. While it doesn’t re...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A good handheld adaptation 0

This game put to rest any fears I had that the PSP couldn’t bring console quality games to a hand held device. This was my first foray into the God of War series, and it was pretty easy to see while it’s so popular. Given that this game apparently isn’t as good as the console versions, I’m left pretty eager to try them out.    ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Extremely Short length pleagues this otherwise awesome game. 0

Really at this point I feel like I'm beating a dead horse. What can I say about a God of War game that hasn't been said before? Similar to the Daxter game, Ready At Dawn has made another perfect transition from the PS2 to a PSP. Really, nothing is lost in the transition at all. You still have the epic boss fights, stunning graphics, and a pissed of Sparton. The game plays and feels a lot like the PS2 God of War Games. There is a slightly new control scheme however, but, believe it or not, the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Ready at Dawn getting it done 0

Weird little creatures? Check. Big towering beasts? Check. Bare breasts? Check. Insane demi god looking to get rid of his nightmares with revenge? Check. That's right ladies and gentlemen it's God of War all over again, this time in your pockets. God of War: Chains of Olympus is a handheld title exclusively for the PSP from the creators of Daxter, Ready at Dawn Studios. Don't judge this title simply because it's a handheld title because it's as every bit as good as it's big PS2 brothers.    Read...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great portable iteration of the franchise 0

Get ready to dig that PSP out of your closet, because ReadyAtDawn has crafted an excellent God of War game for your shiny handheld.  When I first loaded up the game, I was blown away by the phenomenal graphics--Chains of Olympus looks just as amazing as its PS2 incarnations.  The game includes massive bosses and hordes of enemies, but still manages to run without a hitch.  There is no slowdown to be seen, and the character animations are impressive to say the least.  There is occasionally minor ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Stripped Down God of War 1 0

This review doesn't need to be long - if you liked God of War 1 and don't mind a slighty scaled-down portable version, you will probably like this game.  I am a little burned out on the franchise, but found myself compelled to keep playing as the pacing of these games is usually very well done.  There were a few technical hiccups, but otherwise the game was very visually impressive for a portable title.  The end of the game presented endless kill rooms full of cheap enemies, at which point I tur...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Handheld sex minigames?! Whats not to like 0

God of War: Chains of Olympus is a video game for Sony’s PSP. This is the first review I am doing for a PSP game and I feel like it’s a great introduction to the handheld.   Gameplay: Okay everyone knows why the God of War series is so popular. Because the gameplay is superb, the hero is extremely likeable, and sex minigames. First thing about gameplay, lets talk about the controls. The controls were very easy to get used to and followed a basis of what most action games would use. The button on...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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