THE GOOD: Correct use of Greek Mythos. Correct Characterization of the greek gods (aka everybody is a bastard
THE BAD: Kratos is a flat character that you cannot sympathize with, at all. Repetitive combat. Enemies cannot be interrupted mid attack but they can interrupt you. No clues on what to do in order to solve some puzzles. Too many QTE's. Replay Value is worthless.
SUMMARY: I have heard several times how good and great God of War is, how awesome it is to go killing Greek Gods and Beasts.
Sadly the entire experience is hampered by a poor narrative, a poor gameplay that attempts to be edgy and radical but it's not fun.
Regarding the Narrative we have our protagonist Kratos, a spartan and General Ripper who made a deal with Ares in order to win a battle he would lose, but then Ares manipulated him into killing his own family and now he serves as the Gods personal hitman on speed dial.
Kratos is less than heroic, he is an asshole with few redeeming qualities, he is all about revenge and killing ...
Whilst Neo's server's were down earlier today I took that time as an opportunity to play a game that is supposedly a port of a PS2 cult classic since I got it for free with my PSP-3003 earlier in the week, and haven't had the time to play it yet. I'm glad I got it for free; I definitely wouldn't pay a single penny for it.
Don't get me wrong, it's not an overly bad game. It's not good either. It's just... average (it has far more negative points than positives hence the low score for such a mediocre game). I don't really see the appeal; it tries to be too many things at once. It's a beat 'em up at first, and for most of the game, but it also tries to be a puzzler (and occasionally a platformer) far too many times. It's basically a game about stabbing the undead to restore the world, which would be a good premise if it didn't take itself so seriously.
The basic plot of the game, is that Kratos - the "Ghost of Sparta" - is a slave to the gods of Olympus yet he doesn't want to be. He jus...
PSP spin offs haven't died out yet. When Ready At Dawn created Daxter for the PSP it was evident that soon we would be flocked with shoddy and half made spin offs, one of them about to hit our store shelves, Agent Clank. God of War is no dodgy spin off, it runs its own story still based on the console series and evens adds its own little features to the series. Whether these features may be good or bad is for you to decide but here is my review anyway.
As in every other God of War game you assume the role of Kratos, once a Spartan captain who led the Spartans to greatness and then fell into the service of Ares but I'm sure you would have heard it all before if you have a nodding acquaintance with the series. Before you get too excited about Chains of Olympus, no it isn't God of War III unfortunately, it's a prequel but a good one at that.
You play as Kratos as he serves the Olympians when all of a sudden Helios, the sun god has vanished from the sky and Morpheus, God of slumber t...
THE GOOD: This game is one of, if not, the greatest PSP games ever. The controls are simple, and allow you to get really involved in the gameplay. The plot is epic, and is masterfully executed with great cutscenes which allow you to get much more into the game.
The graphics in this game are amazing. I have honestly never seen graphics like this on a handheld system, you can see the change in expressions that Kratos has, and the fear when you're about to kill the enemies.
THE BAD: The only flaw I can find in this game, is the fact that it isn't suitable for children. There is too much nudity in it, although the nudity is tastefully done, it still isn't good for kids. There is a sex scene in the game, but you don't see any nudity in that part.
It is a little short, but with varying difficulties, that isn't too big of a problem. On easy mode, it only takes around 4-5 hours to complete, whereas God mode, would be around 20 hours to complete.
SUMMARY: Gameplay: The gameplay is awesome, contr...