d34dm4n's God of War: Chains of Olympus (PlayStation Portable) review

Brutally awesome, but Brutally short

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 progresses, you will learn that there is something bigger going on. The gameplay in CoO isn't much different from the PS2 game, very basic yet still satisfying. You have to basic attacks, light and heavy, and a grab move. On top of the standard Blades of Chaos, you also get the Gaunlet of Zeus, a giant metal glove that deals heavy blows but greatly shortens the attack range. You also get the Sun Shield, which is used to parry attacks and can be thrown at enemies firing projectiles. And it wouldn't be a God of War game without spells. You get three spells in this games: The Efereet, a flaming area attack, the Light of Dawn, a range attack that lets you giant balls of light at enemies, and Charon's Wrath, a heavy spell with a wide area of effect letting you hit multiple targets at once. There are also oodles of quicktime events during boss fights, mini-boss fights, and enemies that aren't humans or harpies. Along with the gameplay, the game just looks amazing. he graphics are top notch, in game and during cutscenes. The sets are outstanding to look at, from the beautiful Fields of Elysium to the fog covered cities of ancient Greece. While the game is amazing to play and look at, it is short. It took me about 4 and a half to get through the main campaign. But, not only does the game have great replay value with different difficulty settings, it also has the Challenges of Hades, which unlock things like new costumes, concept art, and extra levels. Overall, God of War is an excellent game that anybody who owns a PSP should own. If you don't own a PSP, sell your soul to the gods of Olympus: 10 years of service for a PSP and this game. Sounds like an even trade.

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