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Title: God of War III
Posted: April 30, 2010 (05:50 PM)
First I would like to thank anyone who provided any input on my last blog. It will help me out a lot. If anyone else has something to add, feel free to do so, as it's not due until the 7th.

So anyway, I played God of War III recently on a friend's PS3, and I would say it's probably the worst game in the series. I would probably give it a 7/10. It basically climaxes in the first 45 minutes of play and then the rest feels pretty routine. It also became practically painful whenever it tried to be moralizing or inspirational. ("Hope is what we fight for when all is lost!" - or whatever). I did find that it was the first God of War game in which I did not spend the overwhelming majority of the time using his chainblades though. When I got Hades' claws, I used those, until I got the Nemean Cestus, which became my permanent weapon for the rest of the game. Didn't bother much with the Nemesis Whip. Interestingly, given what we know about Kratos' phoenix-like tendencies, I don't think the ending even rules out the possibility of yet another God of War game.

I found myself making a lot of comparisons between this game and Devil May Cry 4. Devil May Cry 4 and God of War III were both the first installments of popular action series on the current generation of consoles, and in a way they both just did what they usually did, except with better graphics. In terms of design and mechanics, they play basically the same as their predecessors, but they look a lot prettier. The strange thing here is that DMC4 was met with only moderately positive reviews, while God of War III is highly critically acclaimed. I found this strange because between the two, DMC4 is definitely the more experimental and ambitious (or less conservative and less unambitious, depending on how you look at it), and also the deeper and mechanically more refined action game. I especially couldn't help noticing how incredibly similar the final boss battles were, and how much more challenging and exhilarating DMC4's was.

I guess I always thought DMC was the superior action game though. Like as much as I like the original God of War, I did think it was a simpler, more accessible and more forgiving game compared to DMC, one more tailored to the masses.

zigfriedUser: zigfried
Posted: April 30, 2010 (09:56 PM)
Thank you for validating my life.


bluberryUser: bluberry
Posted: May 02, 2010 (06:07 PM)
I agree even if DMC4 wasn't too hot.

and I hate your mood. dude, algebra II is going to fucking destroy me and all this functional analysis bullshit on a take-home exam is just...

...well, you know you're fucked when something like partial differential equations is a joke class.

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