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RocShemp 04-19-12 06:38 AM

God of War: Ascencion
 

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Rob V 04-19-12 07:05 AM

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Interesting. Guess it's time to actually play GoW3.

E Unit 04-19-12 07:50 AM

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Hmm....so a prequel? Hopefully it'll be somewhat as good as GOWIII. Don't think it can quite top that, but hopefully get close.

RocShemp 04-19-12 08:02 AM

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I guess I'm gonna have to finally play GOWIII, despite the fact that the demo for it killed my interest in the game.

mattysemo247 04-19-12 08:08 AM

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GOW III has been one of the best PS3 action titles to date. Can't wait for another one in the series!

E Unit 04-19-12 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by RocShemp (Post 11196490)
I guess I'm gonna have to finally play GOWIII, despite the fact that the demo for it killed my interest in the game.

Just curious, but how did the demo kill your interest? This is one damn fun game to play. I thought the demo captured that pretty well. But it is definitely a very small slice of the entire game.

Groucho 04-19-12 08:33 AM

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I love the tagline: "Art Not Final".

RocShemp 04-19-12 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Groucho (Post 11196523)
I love the tagline: "Art Not Final".

Presumably there will be man-on-man action in the straight porn mini games this time around.


Originally Posted by trespoochies (Post 11196511)
Just curious, but how did the demo kill your interest? This is one damn fun game to play. I thought the demo captured that pretty well. But it is definitely a very small slice of the entire game.

It just felt like the same game I'd played before but with prettier graphics. I expected more. :shrug:

kefrank 04-19-12 08:40 AM

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I know this is probably blasphemy, but having never played any God of War game, I got the God of War Collection on PS3 and lost interest part of the way through the first one. I got to Hades, which I guess is pretty far, and there were moments where I thought the game was really fun, but I just had no desire to finish it. If it were a little shorter or I was better at action games, I probably would have felt differently.

pinata242 04-19-12 08:51 AM

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I don't know... I loved the first three (never played any portable version(s)), but I don't know that I care about a prequel enough to bother.

E Unit 04-19-12 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by kefrank (Post 11196538)
I know this is probably blasphemy, but having never played any God of War game, I got the God of War Collection on PS3 and lost interest part of the way through the first one. I got to Hades, which I guess is pretty far, and there were moments where I thought the game was really fun, but I just had no desire to finish it. If it were a little shorter or I was better at action games, I probably would have felt differently.

Then you'd hate GOW II, it's much longer and has perhaps the hardest single challange to overcome, at least for me.



Originally Posted by RocShemp (Post 11196534)
It just felt like the same game I'd played before but with prettier graphics. I expected more. :shrug:

You definitely need to give the whole game a shot then. You'll get more, a lot more.

Decker 04-19-12 09:08 AM

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I'd feel better about this game if I saw a San Diego Studios logo somewhere on the credits. Are they the team working on this title?

E Unit 04-19-12 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Decker (Post 11196580)
I'd feel better about this game if I saw a San Diego Studios logo somewhere on the credits. Are they the team working on this title?

You mean Santa Monica Studios, yes, they're the ones behind this again.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...coming-to-ps3/

"Hi everyone! Iím Todd Papy, the game director of the recently announced God of War: Ascension. As most of you were recently made aware, God of War: Ascension will be coming exclusively to PlayStation 3. For those of you who havenít had a chance to check out what the team at Sony Santa Monica Studios has been working on, Iím excited to present you with our very first trailer. Watch it and let us know what you think in the comments!"


Also, From MSNBC:

"The game is in development for the PlayStation 3, according to a post on the official PlayStation blog. Sony plans to reveal more about the game in a live streaming event on April 30 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. Submit questions on Twitter to @PlayStation by this Friday at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT (include #godofwarascension in your tweet) and if your question is chosen, you win a signed God of War: Ascension poster."

kefrank 04-19-12 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by trespoochies (Post 11196557)
Then you'd hate GOW II, it's much longer and has perhaps the hardest single challange to overcome, at least for me.

Good to know. I've heard many people say II is their favorite, so I've considered giving it a try, but I think I need to just accept that these games are not really for me.

kgrogers1979 04-19-12 10:15 AM

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Wasn't the PSP game the prequel? Is it no longer canon now?

Jonno2006 04-19-12 11:01 AM

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I ADORE the God of War series and i canít wait for this one, but i just hope that itís not a TRUE prequel, meaning BEFORE he Ďdiedí and got his Blades of Chaos and became Ďsupernaturalí with powers and magic etc.

I just hope itís not Kratos when he was human, with no special abilities or his blades and killing plain old boring soldiers! :D

musick 04-19-12 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonno2006 (Post 11196745)
I ADORE the God of War series and i canít wait for this one, but i just hope that itís not a TRUE prequel, meaning BEFORE he Ďdiedí and got his Blades of Chaos and became Ďsupernaturalí with powers and magic etc.

I just hope itís not Kratos when he was human, with no special abilities or his blades and killing plain old boring soldiers! :D

you will control Kratos as he cooks dinner for his family

Solid Snake 04-19-12 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by musick (Post 11196835)
you will control Kratos as he cooks dinner for his family

He won't cook it. He'll kill it and then he'll have his bitch cook it for him.

E Unit 04-19-12 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC (Post 11196845)
He won't cook it. He'll kill it and then he'll have his bitch cook it for him.

You just have to pass the mini-game where he bangs her first.

starseed1981 04-19-12 01:22 PM

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Loved the series and have played every iteration so far. That being said, this is definitely a day one purchase for me.

dugan 04-20-12 12:55 AM

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* watches trailer

The game won't actually have that Street Fighter IV look, will it?

Solid Snake 04-21-12 06:43 PM

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....why would it?

Anubis2005X 04-21-12 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by trespoochies (Post 11196557)
Then you'd hate GOW II, it's much longer and has perhaps the hardest single challange to overcome, at least for me.

Which challenge was that? I never got stuck in GOW II like I did with GOW I. Climbing those damn spike pillars out of Hades, ARGHHHH!!!!

MasterofDVD 04-21-12 11:02 PM

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The spiked pillars is where I quit playing the game....but I played the other ones, beat them and loved them.

glassdragon 05-01-12 10:15 AM

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The multiplayer.

This looks amazing.

dvdjunkie32 05-01-12 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by glassdragon (Post 11213736)
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The multiplayer.

This looks amazing.

The wait is going to suck. At least another year. However, that will be about the right time for me to replay the entire GOW series in order since I beat them all last year.

Decker 06-11-12 11:55 AM

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This is one Collector's Edition that actually seems like a really good deal :


God Of War Ascension Collector's Edition Includes Kratos Statue, Bonus DLC
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2012-06-05 09:04:53


God of War: Ascension, like God of War 3, will be available as a part of a special Collector's Edition. Though Sony doesn't have pictures yet, they've revealed its price and contents.

The centerpiece of the Collector's Edition is a Kratos statue. It stands 8" tall and should make your desk look a lot angrier. The game itself comes in a special steel book case. The rest of the extras are digital: the game's soundtrack, a PS3 dynamic theme, and PSN avatars. You'll also get double XP for multiplayer, presumably for a limited time. Sony's also throwing in a free pass for all of the game's future DLC.

The price of this bundle is a mere $79.99. That seems pretty modest, considering the statue and DLC voucher. The voucher by itself might make the CE worthwhile, depending on how much DLC Sony releases for the game. Ascension director Todd Papy said on the PlayStation.Blog that they're planning to deliver a "dedicated post-launch multiplayer experience" to make the DLC pass and double XP valuable extras.

When it comes to Collector's Editions, I'm conditioned to expect something crazier. I would not have raised an eyebrow if Sony had announced a $150 Collector's Edition with a Minotaur-shaped case that you need to rip open with replica Blades of Exile. However, Sony's appproach here seems smarter. It's easier to convince gamers to just pay an extra $20.

Ascension will be available on March 12th exclusively on the PS3. For a closer look at the game, check out the new E3 footage.

_________________________

That's a lot of value for $20. I already pre-ordered it from Amazon.

Decker 01-13-13 01:53 AM

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Wow, thread dead X 7 months!

Anyway, those with Playstation Plus might want to fire up that Multiplayer Beta at least once. Anyone who tries the Beta will be given this "Gift from the Gods"
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8516/8...2163e93e_z.jpg
Sony sent me a little costume or something for trying the LBP Karting Beta. It came as an attachment to a message right after the game came out. I assume this will be the same sort of thing.


Here's a little behind the scenes clip of the multiplayer:
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As an aside, I seriously hate it so much when people say "very unique"; this douchebag actually says "very, very unique".. Unique means one-of-a-kind -- you can't get more unique than "unique".

MasterofDVD 01-13-13 11:21 AM

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Tried it because I love the series. Didn't care for this one bit.

Anubis2005X 01-13-13 05:12 PM

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I'm a bit apprehensive that we haven't seen hardly anything of the single player campaign...

fumanstan 01-13-13 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Decker (Post 11538063)
As an aside, I seriously hate it so much when people say "very unique"; this douchebag actually says "very, very unique".. Unique means one-of-a-kind -- you can't get more unique than "unique".

Apparently you can.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unique

E Unit 01-13-13 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Anubis2005X (Post 11538705)
I'm a bit apprehensive that we haven't seen hardly anything of the single player campaign...

They have a demo on the Total Recall Blu disc. Played it, but it was extremely short, and as much as I love the first three (the third by far being the best), this seemed more like an afterthought to me. I'll pick it up at some point, but this isn't a day 1 purchase for me.

Decker 01-13-13 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by fumanstan (Post 11538711)

Well how about that. Guess I stand corrected.

Solid Snake 01-13-13 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by trespoochies (Post 11538975)
They have a demo on the Total Recall Blu disc. Played it, but it was extremely short, and as much as I love the first three (the third by far being the best), this seemed more like an afterthought to me. I'll pick it up at some point, but this isn't a day 1 purchase for me.

I got all excited for a second thinking I had access to the demo. Then I remember that you're talking about the remake. Oh.

Decker 01-13-13 10:19 PM

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Is it actually on the disc, so I can rent the Blu and try it out, or is it a download code like the one in Green Latern?

Fandango 01-18-13 09:29 PM

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Decker 02-01-13 03:29 PM

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Live-Action Super Bowl ad:

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mattysemo247 02-02-13 12:03 AM

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Amazon has a $10 credit now

mattysemo247 02-02-13 12:07 AM

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Damn, and I just watched that commercial. That red PS3 bundle looks pretty bad ass and would look great next to my Gears 3 360 console.

slop101 03-02-13 03:55 PM

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Played the demo (surprised no one's chimed in about it yet), and it was nice and impressive and all, but, I don't know, there was something... off about it. Couldn't put my finger on it, but the fighting just felt more hollow than before. Nice set-pieces though.


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