The lights are on
Sony is making an extra effort at E3 to show that its support for the PSP isn't waning, and God of War: Ghost of Sparta is the most compelling argument for the publisher's case on the show floor. Developed by Ready at Dawn Studios, the minds behind God of War: Chains of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta already plays like a worthy entry in this spectacular series. The controls feel similar to last PSP title; you'll alternate strong and light hits in your combos to take down hordes of soldiers, perform well-timed parries and counters, and roll out of the way to avoid danger. All of those moves should sound familiar, but Kratos has some new tricks, too. A new move, Hyperion's Charge, lets Kratos pin his foes to the ground, pounding them mercilessly like an MMA fighter. He also has new magic spells, like a chain lightning attack he learns after obtaining an item called the Eye of Atlantis. Of course, Kratos will also get at least one new weapon in addition to his trademark blades; the Spartan-style spear and shield weapon will allow for a more technical method of playing, balancing offensive and defensive tactics. This can be especially useful against the new bosses, which include a beast called Scylla -- a clear homage to the Hydra from the original God of War.It shows a little in the screenshots, but Ghost of Sparta looks stunning in motion; it's easily the best looking PSP title I've seen, complete with towering structures, atmospheric lighting, and fantastic animations. Ready at Dawn did a great job with the technology in the last title, and it looks like the team's skill has only improved. Set between the first and second God of War games, this title will answer some of the lingering questions that remain after God of War III. What's the deal between Kratos and Poseidon? Where did Kratos get that awesome armor? Expect to find out more about these issues (as well as about Kratos' past) when Ghost of Sparta hits later this year.
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Who wrote that article about when gaming heroes sometimes should just die?
Not to be picky Joe, the game is "Set between the first [AND] second...".
On another note, hopefully the game turns out to be great. I'm still upset about the possibility of no further GoW games after 3.
Kratos will never die. I'm easily looking forward to this.
I can never get sick of Kratos.
This is Epic, can't wait.
if it's a s good as Chains then it's a buy. i would rather play this on the console, though.
Alright! More God of War is always a good thing
I've been excited for this ever since the first tease a couple months ago. So glad that RAD is putting the same kind of effort into this as with Chains of Olympus. Cannot wait to get my hands on it!
I'll be getting this!
Great. The once great God of War series has descended into the realm of money milking
seems like the only PSP titles that are well known are spin offs of popular Playstation games
I never thought I'd get sick of Kratos...
*thumbs up* Eyyyy...
This is sony trying to get attention for their handheld while the 3DS is getting everyones attention.
I have no doubt Ready at Dawn will do another great job with this game. The "spear and shield" weapon sounds interesting. I'm having a hard time imagining Kratos using a spear and a shield haha.
since i don`t have a PS3, i`m really looking forward to more god of war on a system i do have. man this game looks amazing, and if it`s as good as chains of olympus, it`s on my list of games to get
Awesome, can't wait.