By Yummylee 11 Comments
Impressions from the Abyss
As to my surprise, riviling through the bunch of crap, spam and offers to join ''sofeminine.com''...I came across an email from playstation.com
Opening it up I was delighted to find a promotional code for GoW3!
The demo is pretty old news now and plenty have already experienced it themselves or at least watched it enough times to imagine what its like to play through it.
But fuck it, your getting my impressions dammit!
So yeah, in short...its fantastic.
Its a pretty hefty size for a demo though but worth the space required for me to get my taste of GoW on the ps3. After the around hour long download/installation, I was finally able to play this beast.
Starting it off I couldn't help but have a smile stretch across my face, I mean the graphics are brilliant and Kratos especially just looks all that more intimidating with every extra layer of detail he gets.
Then the combat starts and its the usual fair for a GoW game, but thats always a good thing, no its great thing-awesome thing-appreciated thing and plenty of other things out there, minus John Carpenters.
The combat is fluid and smooth and when trying out those Lion-fists, I actually opted to stick with them for a whole nother playthrough just because of how fun they are.
The huge scale set pieces with Greek mythology is as memorable as always and yeah, ingame boobs are back too!...Just the...saggy..harpy variety.
The only fault I could pick out from it is the slow-pace of Kratos' rolling escape move, its tolerable but still feels sort of stiff. Not being able to move while blocking is a shame too but very easy to look past.
In short, this is basically God of War for the ps3. Its got everything the series is known for and doesn't give all too much in terms of anything new but thats because it doesn't need anything else. Its got the set pieces, the epic epicness, the gore, the smooth combat, variety of weapons, the giant enviroments, the platforming excellence and now the graphical power of the ps3 to lift it up with the best of whats to come in 2010.
After playing through this demo I'm sure as Hades going to nab me the collectors edition, since I'm definately for getting as much GoW3 as I can possibily take.