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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 08, 2010 (10:53 AM)
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Another good God of War review! I'm running out of things to say in my own attempt! I've got an angle though... wait for it...

Suskie, out of curiousity, did the "new" weapons bug you at all for being so damn similar?


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 08, 2010 (01:50 PM)
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I never used the hellhooks. I remember the electric Wolverine claws had a cool base triangle attack that seemed good for juggling but I never really got into those either. They were both just copies of the Blades of Exile, which I'd already focused on leveling up by the time I got new weapons. The gauntlets were fun, though, if a bit spotty. The crystal scorpion was kind of annoying because you had to use them.

Thanks, by the way. I wasn't sure what to think about this review, since it takes a very disappointed tone working up to the conclusion that yeah, of course it's good, because it's God of War.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 08, 2010 (02:39 PM)
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I thought that this review was excellent. It seemed like a fair look at the game that mostly aligns with what I expected of it from the previews. You do a nice job of acknowledging strengths in the franchise and showing how they apply for this newest game without gushing about them. It makes me want to play the game, even as I realize that there are others I should probably play first.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 08, 2010 (04:33 PM)
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The punchy-gloves are by far the most powerful weapon in the game, kind've making the Athena Blades (blades of exile) useless except for their range.

The one improvement over the last games, in terms of weaponary, was that it was nice having items like the bow and shoes be separate from magic and the magic abilities were far more useful than they've ever been before.


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Author: darketernal
Posted: April 09, 2010 (12:11 PM)
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I didn't yet play this one, but I know in both God Of War and GoW II I never used any weapon instead the default one. There was absolutely no need for it.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 09, 2010 (01:54 PM)
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Are you kidding me? The Blade of Hermes is bad ass.

But yeah, I guess it is unnecessary.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 10, 2010 (03:44 PM)
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Gonna be crude here for a moment, but did anyone else think God of War III's ending was shit?


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 10, 2010 (05:19 PM)
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I think it was needlessly drawn out for how ridiculously underwhelming the fight itself was. Although I did like the one quick-time event where you were punching Zeus and the game wouldn't continue until you stopped. That was clever.


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Author: True
Posted: April 10, 2010 (08:18 PM)
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Although I did like the one quick-time event where you were punching Zeus and the game wouldn't continue until you stopped. That was clever.

And the screen filled up with so much blood you couldn't see anymore? Yeah, that was fucking brutal. Though, I must agree with Zip. The ending--considering this was the closing act of an epic--was really lacking. I can't complain too much because the entire game kicked ass, but a little more effort would have been appreciated.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 10, 2010 (09:03 PM)
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And the screen filled up with so much blood you couldn't see anymore? Yeah, that was fucking brutal.

I was probably hitting the circle button for a full minute wondering when the scene was going to continue and I was getting really annoyed, then I just stopped and realized I'd fallen right into the game's trap. Like I said, clever.

Edit: Oh, thanks, Jason! Forgot to say that.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 11, 2010 (01:05 PM)
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Yeah, I did the EXACT same thing! I thought my game had frozen and I was like... fuuuuuuck, now I have to do that fight all over again? Then, yeah... I got it.


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Author: randxian
Posted: April 11, 2010 (09:02 PM)
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This review is certainly well written and high quality, but I feel at times it tries too hard.

It's obvious you are passionate about this game, but at times you sound a bit too hyperactive about it. For example, "and if that’s not the sort of thing to get your blood pumping, I’d have to wonder why you got into gaming in the first place" feels over-the-top.

Again, this is clearly a good, well written review; it just didn't click with me.


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