For anyone who hasn't played God of War and God of War II, bless your pitiful souls. These are two of the most iconic action games of the PlayStation 2 era, defining a generation of action titles and quick time events that continues to spread uncontained even now. Perhaps bringing these titles to PS Vita in the form of the God of War Collection will invigorate those who haven't experienced Kratos' journey into finally giving in.
The big disappointment here is that it seems neither title has been remastered for the powerful handheld. Both God of War I and God of War II looks startlingly antiquated, though that could be due to the fact that God of War III was simply a huge improvement. It seems the only changes made to the Collection games are the addition of touch-pad support for some of the game's quick time events. Basically, something absolutely no one would get excited about. This is a straight up port, nothing more.
It's also a crying shame that the Collection doesn't include God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, though perhaps now I'm just being greedy.
The God of War Collection for PS Vita launches today for the price of $29.99, which seems a bit pricey to me considering these are PS2-era games with no remastering as far as I can tell. Still, having them available on the handheld platform is better than nothing. For those that buy the PS Vita bundle digitally through Sony Entertainment Network cross-buy will be enabled and the game will be available on PlayStation 3.