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I already had a chance to log some hands-on time with Ready At Dawn's upcoming God of War: Ghost of Sparta, but the developer revealed a few new pieces of info today in a behind-closed-doors demo. The session showcased a section of the game missing from the build on the E3 show floor, taking place in an area called the Volcanic Pass. While the team isn't saying exactly why Kratos is in this area, Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya and Dana Jan hinted that the Volcanic Pass doesn't exist when the game opens; something that Kratos does in the game creates the hazardous molten path.While the flowing lava and rocky cliffs were impressive, the coolest part of the area is the character Kratos encounters: the legendary Midas. As you would expect, Midas' touch turns things into gold...which is a problem, since Kratos needs to "persuade" Midas into helping him. As you approach, stalking Midas slowly, the king is on the ground weeping, waving a glowing hand to keep you at bay. Once you get close enough, a button-press sequence initiates. If you fail, Midas' flailing grasp finds you and Kratos is turned to gold. However, if you succeed, Kratos beats Midas unconscious, allowing you to drag the body.Why would you want to carry a dangerous man like Midas around? Kratos needs to cross the Volcanic Pass, which would presumably be easier if the molten lava were something easier to stand on, like gold. As you drag Midas toward the lava, he periodically regains awareness and tries to crawl away, so you need to beat him down again. However, your attention isn't just on him; packs of hellish dogs attack as you carry Midas over your shoulder, so you need to fight back the enemies while ensuring that Midas doesn't escape before he fulfills his role. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see precisely what happens when Kratos finishes the job; he drags Midas to the edge of the burning lake and heaves him toward it...and then the demo ended. We'll just have to wait until Ghost of Sparta's release later this year to see exactly how the scene concludes.
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this game is going to be cool
Would be sick if Kratos just chucks him in and burns him alive but the all the lava turns gold in the process.
So getting this game ASAP
i bet that kratos shoves his whole upper torso into the lava, that would be pretty cool
I cant wait...more Kratos...hell yeah!!!
It could be cool but i feel like the could ruin the story of the game...
Finally there's a reason to dust off my PSP.
ready at dawn makes great games, so this will be cool. IF you're still up for more of the same - I got sick of God of War, and ESPECIALLY Kratos, a looooooong time ago. In this day and age, with games like Mass Effect and Deus Ex 3 and frickin' Epic Mickey exist, where you can choose more options than just "murder everyone who isn't you" to proceed through a game, Kratos is just a huge, unlikeable Dick. Even other games where all you do is kill people, they don't ENJOY it - its their job (like, say, the Spartans in Halo: Reach). Kratos is just an a**hole - I don't care if he murdered his family - how the hell can he atone for that by MURDERING millions more? And being perpetually douchey? Not to mention this was in ancient times - his wife was only going to live to be, like, 30 anyway. Who cares about this guy? Especially with the article's mention of his beating down a weeping, broken-down King Midas. What. A. Dick. I definitely don't care about God of War anymore, so...this is definitely something for me to pass on.
Been meaning to pick up the collection. Not too fond of all these PSP spinoffs though.
Hmm Now God Of War seems to be less about the story and more about just making something that seems God Of War-ish.
It'd be cool if you could use the Golden Touch as a weapon against enemies.
too bad i cant find my psp
i was just saying how GoW needed some sort of staff/spear. this is another reason to bust out the old PSP. the games for that system are getting better and better in the following months. this one looks to capitalize on the greatness that was Chains. looking forward to it!
Well I see Kratos is still a huge Dick.
Man,I might actually have to break out my ole dusty 1st gen PSP again!
It's at times like these that I wish I had a psp. Guess I'm just going to have to borrow it.
never have played any of the god of war games so I don't care about this news
I foresee this game being good.
i can`t wait for this game, so far everything that i`ve heard has been awesome
this game is worthy of my psp. It's abou time sony