God of War 3 early impressions.

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.  
Now that you mention it, my neck has been a lil stiff lately, thanks!

 
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.
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Posted by Yummylee

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.  
Now that you mention it, my neck has been a lil stiff lately, thanks!

 
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.
Posted by addictedtopinescent

I'm looking forward to playing this demo next week, my friend has the GoW 1 and 2 for ps3 thing

Edited by mordukai

I really enjoy how they changed the layout of the combat, makes it way more fluid.  
 

  • Weapons are now mapped to the D-Pad so executing combos while changing weapons is extremely fluid and fun. 
  • QTE are no longer shown on the entire screen but are mapped on the screen according to their respective location on the controller so now I don't even have to know which button to press. It also makes them way easier to execute, which is also a down side, but now I can enjoy the beautiful goriness of the moves Kratos uses in order to dispatch his enemies. 
  • While it was said a many times before I will say it yet again. This game looks amazing, even for a 6 months old demo. Kratos' model is just amazing. 
 
I will end with the following: 
God of War III is fucking rad
Posted by iam3green

i played the demo also i think it is going to be a great sequel.

Posted by Yummylee
@Mordukai:
Some good points, although admittedly the QTE being on the edge of screen took me offguard, at first I was wondering why the hell the executions kept fuckin up. Its much better for witnessing the sweet sweet gore, but sometimes I feel it may be a lil hard to distinquish with certain larger enemies.
Edited by mordukai
@Abyssfull:  
They took me off guard at first but when I got what they are going for then I really started to enjoy it. At first I was looking to see which button I need to press. Now all I have to do look and see where it pops on the screen. Simple yet very effective. 
Posted by MAN_FLANNEL

It looks like the other God of Wars but with better graphics.  That is good if you like God of War.  (notice im not being a "hater" and shitting on the game) 

Edited by mordukai
@MAN_FLANNEL: Kinda how MW2 is basically CoD with better graphics, or how Halo 3 is basically Halo: CE with better graphics which is good if you like that sort of thing. (notice how I'm not being a "hater" and shitting on those games).
Posted by MAN_FLANNEL
@Mordukai said:
" @MAN_FLANNEL: Kinda how MW2 is basically CoD with better graphics, or how Halo 3 is basically Halo: CE with better graphics which is good if you like that sort of thing. (notice how I'm not being a "hater" and shitting on those games). "
exactly (notice how we both are not being "haters" and shitting on these games)
Posted by captain_clayman

Yeah, i played the demo too!  
it was pretty freakin sick, i'll definitely be picking it up. 
 
about it, well...you know those games god of war 1 and 2? 
it's pretty much like that. 
 new stuff: 

  • better graphics (omg they're awesome)
  • better physics (also awesome, makes the movements and chain swinging action a lot better)
  • epicer moves (like smashing through dudes using one dude as a battering ram, riding the harpies, etc)
  • fucking EPIC LION GAUNTLETS.  those things RULE!
Posted by mordukai
@MAN_FLANNEL said:
" @Mordukai said:
" @MAN_FLANNEL: Kinda how MW2 is basically CoD with better graphics, or how Halo 3 is basically Halo: CE with better graphics which is good if you like that sort of thing. (notice how I'm not being a "hater" and shitting on those games). "
exactly (notice how we both are not being "haters" and shitting on these games) "
LMAO.  Awesome
Posted by mordukai
@captain_clayman said:

  • fucking EPIC LION GAUNTLETS.  those things RULE!
"
Agreed. I love the sound they make when you slam them to enemies.