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« on: March 06, 2010, 12:00:50 AM »

I don't normally tell you guys what I'm working on, but I thought I'd just post this up and tell you it'll be done on Monday.

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 01:50:45 AM »

What's the score?
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 02:35:28 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 02:46:23 AM »



Quick Poll for you.   Which of the following do you immediately think about after playing for a bit:

1.  ...

2.  meh

3.  Oh!

4.  OMG!

5.  OMFG!!!

6.  OMFGBBQWOWSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 03:07:54 AM »

Damn you for already having this!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 03:15:24 AM »

In your review, can you indicate whether the new game is easier or harder than the prior two games?  I'm getting too old and impatient for games with outrageously difficult levels.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010, 06:47:01 AM »

Eh, they didn't even send him the uber edition box.  Lame.  I'm happy to wait for my Doom Box.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2010, 09:44:34 PM »

Quote from: KC on March 06, 2010, 03:15:24 AM

In your review, can you indicate whether the new game is easier or harder than the prior two games?  I'm getting too old and impatient for games with outrageously difficult levels.


Considering the trend lately where games are getting watered down in difficulty, I wouldn't be surprised if it was easier.

This will be my first God of War game, can't wait!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 10:12:07 PM »

Quote from: KePoW on March 06, 2010, 01:50:45 AM

What's the score?

Ron 1, everyone drooling and waiting to get their hands on the game 0


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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010, 06:23:22 AM »

LOVE the inside art...
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2010, 06:25:47 AM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 07, 2010, 06:23:22 AM

LOVE the inside art...

I'd love it a lot more if I had my own copy right now!
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 04:44:43 AM »

I have to say, I don't get the excitement over this game. I played, and thoroughly enjoyed GoW1, enjoyed GoW2 but felt it was kinda stale, paid no attention to the PSP release, and was completely underwhelmed by the demo GoW3. It's the exact same game as GoW1, with prettier graphics and more head ripping (which was a little disturbing). As far as I can tell there have been zero gameplay improvements since GoW1 came out so I just don't understand why there's all the excitement.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 04:56:14 AM »

I was in Blockbuster tonight, and somebody was playing the demo for this on their PS3 kiosk.  At 7pm.  With kids in the store.  This is one of the most graphically violent games I've ever seen to the point that I was a bit surprised at it.  Yet there it was being played in the store.  Couldn't believe it.

I'm getting it, but I'm not especially anxious to play it.  I mostly want the awesome CE stuff.  There have been a whole bunch of really good games in this genre lately *cough*Bayonetta*cough* that I'm not sure GoW3 is going to hold up.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2010, 05:50:10 AM »

Quote from: Chaz on March 08, 2010, 04:56:14 AM

I was in Blockbuster tonight, and somebody was playing the demo for this on their PS3 kiosk.  At 7pm.  With kids in the store.  This is one of the most graphically violent games I've ever seen to the point that I was a bit surprised at it.  Yet there it was being played in the store.  Couldn't believe it.

I'm getting it, but I'm not especially anxious to play it.  I mostly want the awesome CE stuff.  There have been a whole bunch of really good games in this genre lately *cough*Bayonetta*cough* that I'm not sure GoW3 is going to hold up.

I wouldn't count GoW in the same genre as Bayonetta.  Yes, they are both action games, but God of War is to Dante's Inferno as Bayonetta is to Devil May Cry.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2010, 06:04:53 AM »

Really? Third person combo-based brawlers with an emphasis on giant setpieces and an upgrade system? They seem pretty damn close to me.  The difference is that Bayonetta allows you a ton of finesse, while GoW is more of a brute force button masher.
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2010, 01:42:27 PM »

If you don't get what makes the GOW franchise so incredible and one of the best ever (personally, my favorite platform spanning series of all time), then maybe the game type isn't for you.

GOW1 is one of the best games I've ever played. GOW2 is more of the same Awesome.

GOW3 will probably be MOTSA on a grander scale.

And the PSP game was brilliant as well.

Can't wait for this.
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2010, 04:20:02 PM »

Tick tock, review goes live at 9:00am PST.

I gave it a 97% and my review has no spoilers.  smile
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2010, 04:21:27 PM »

Wow, nice score.  May have to pick this up on day one.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2010, 04:21:58 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2010, 04:20:02 PM

Tick tock, review goes live at 9:00am PST.

I gave it a 97% and my review has no spoilers.  smile

Huzzah!
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2010, 04:36:01 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2010, 04:20:02 PM

Tick tock, review goes live at 9:00am PST.

I gave it a 97% and my review has no spoilers.  smile

Please. The game clearly rates a 100% just based on Kratos being in it.

I question your knowledge of video games, familial heritage, educational background and soda preference.

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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2010, 04:36:58 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on March 08, 2010, 04:36:01 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2010, 04:20:02 PM

Tick tock, review goes live at 9:00am PST.

I gave it a 97% and my review has no spoilers.  smile

Please. The game clearly rates a 100% just based on Kratos being in it.

I question your knowledge of video games, familial heritage, educational background and soda preference.



Didn't you not even finish GoW2?
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2010, 04:46:29 PM »

I'm planning on finishing it this week, if you must know.  disgust icon_wink
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2010, 04:48:48 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on March 08, 2010, 04:36:58 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on March 08, 2010, 04:36:01 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2010, 04:20:02 PM

Tick tock, review goes live at 9:00am PST.

I gave it a 97% and my review has no spoilers.  smile

Please. The game clearly rates a 100% just based on Kratos being in it.

I question your knowledge of video games, familial heritage, educational background and soda preference.



Didn't you not even finish GoW2?

LOL!
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2010, 04:57:53 PM »



My review is UP!   It is SPOILER FREE!   Enjoy.  I look forward to your feedback.
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2010, 05:01:08 PM »

That good, huh?

Nice work!

IN!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2010, 05:04:09 PM »

Great review!  I can't friggen wait for this game!!!

Now that you've played the final version, can you comment on how the final game compares to the build we saw in the demo?  Was there a lot more fine tuning done to the visuals, etc?
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2010, 05:07:00 PM »

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In a move that I hope is emulated in other games, the quicktime events pop up on the side of the screen, mapped in the same layout as the face buttons on the controller.

This may seem a bit silly, but the second part of this is very important to me. Don't just tell me to hit triangle, tell me to hit the top button of the 4. If you just put the triangle on the screen I have to figure out where triangle is and for a 360 gamer, that's not as quick and easy as you might think.

I can't remember ever playing God of War 2. I think I sold my PS2 before it came out and after having to drop to easy to win the fnal battle in the original I wasn't excited about the sequel. I just may buy the third installment anyway.
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2010, 05:10:26 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on March 08, 2010, 05:07:00 PM

I can't remember ever playing God of War 2. I think I sold my PS2 before it came out and after having to drop to easy to win the fnal battle in the original I wasn't excited about the sequel. I just may buy the third installment anyway.

Pick up the GoW Collection for PS3.  God of War 2 holds up amazingly well and deserves to be experienced.  The difficulty level is much smoother as well. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2010, 05:11:08 PM »

I can't wait for next Tuesday.
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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2010, 05:11:11 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 08, 2010, 05:10:26 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on March 08, 2010, 05:07:00 PM

I can't remember ever playing God of War 2. I think I sold my PS2 before it came out and after having to drop to easy to win the fnal battle in the original I wasn't excited about the sequel. I just may buy the third installment anyway.

Pick up the GoW Collection for PS3.  God of War 2 holds up amazingly well and deserves to be experienced.  The difficulty level is much smoother as well. 

+1 MUCH smoother.  I had much more success with the difficult parts of GoW2 on the PS3 than I did with the PS2.
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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2010, 05:11:54 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on March 08, 2010, 05:07:00 PM

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In a move that I hope is emulated in other games, the quicktime events pop up on the side of the screen, mapped in the same layout as the face buttons on the controller.

This may seem a bit silly, but the second part of this is very important to me. Don't just tell me to hit triangle, tell me to hit the top button of the 4. If you just put the triangle on the screen I have to figure out where triangle is and for a 360 gamer, that's not as quick and easy as you might think.

I can't remember ever playing God of War 2. I think I sold my PS2 before it came out and after having to drop to easy to win the fnal battle in the original I wasn't excited about the sequel. I just may buy the third installment anyway.

By far my favorite part of the demo was seeing how they did this.  You miss all the cut scenes in 1 and 2 because of staring at the buttons!  Great change here.
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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2010, 05:18:29 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on March 08, 2010, 05:04:09 PM

Great review!  I can't friggen wait for this game!!!

Now that you've played the final version, can you comment on how the final game compares to the build we saw in the demo?  Was there a lot more fine tuning done to the visuals, etc?

My my yes.  That demo was chopped together from about 8 different spots in the game.  I don't know how they made it work at all.  It's far more smooth in the final. 
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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2010, 05:35:30 PM »

Can't wait for this one!
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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2010, 06:05:45 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2010, 05:18:29 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 08, 2010, 05:04:09 PM

Great review!  I can't friggen wait for this game!!!

Now that you've played the final version, can you comment on how the final game compares to the build we saw in the demo?  Was there a lot more fine tuning done to the visuals, etc?

My my yes.  That demo was chopped together from about 8 different spots in the game.  I don't know how they made it work at all.  It's far more smooth in the final. 

Sweet, thank you!
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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2010, 06:13:53 PM »

How do the graphics compare to Uncharted 2, will it take the crown in the graphics department?
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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2010, 06:15:43 PM »

They had me at God (and the Demo)
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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2010, 06:22:11 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on March 08, 2010, 06:13:53 PM

How do the graphics compare to Uncharted 2, will it take the crown in the graphics department?

They are actually superior in my opinion.  The animation and lighting engine is second to none.
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2010, 06:22:24 PM »

Quote from: DamageInc on March 08, 2010, 06:15:43 PM

They had me at God (and the Demo)

They had me at God and then lost me at of.  those bastards, who do they think they are?!?!?!?!?1?
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« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2010, 06:27:01 PM »

http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/943928-god-of-war-iii/index.html

93% rating at Gamerankings at this time.
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« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2010, 06:53:34 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2010, 06:22:11 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 08, 2010, 06:13:53 PM

How do the graphics compare to Uncharted 2, will it take the crown in the graphics department?

They are actually superior in my opinion.  The animation and lighting engine is second to none.

Liar! And if Drake met Kratos, Kratos would start swinging his blades around and jumping and crap and Nate would just headshot him with his FAL.
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