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God of War. What can I say abou this game that hasn't already been said? In my humble opinion, this series single handedly revolutionized the hack & slash genre into what it is today. The God of War games back on the PlayStation 2 were a major part of my teenage years (I still remember when I opened up the original God of War on my 15th birthday), I completely emmersed myself in the story of Kratos, the fearless Spartan warrior. Originally released on the PlayStation 2 (and was widely looked at among the best looking games on the PS2) and rereleased in HD quality on the PlayStation 3, with all the gory goodness that is God of War.
Now, I rambled on long enough, now on to the review (for sake of time, and in order to avoid any spoilers I will review both games in one, rather than seperately).
Two critically acclaimed games, remastered in high definition, on one disk for both seasoned vets of the series as well as those new to the series. Need I say more?
Simply put: AMAZING. If you didn't know any better, you'd think they were new titles originally designed with the PS3 capabilities, and not originally PS2 titles.
All aspects of the sound, from the voice acting, the music and even the sound of ripping flesh, it's all amazingly well done. One of the series' many highlights, atleast in my eyes.
Very easy to pick up and play. Gaming has advanced quite a bit since God of War first burst on the scene back in 2005 no doubt, but the controls (that experienced games may feel are too 'simplistic', but still very fun) and camera work has held up pretty well.
God of War has always been one of my favorite franchises, the story is very well written and easy to follow, you'll find yourself not wanting to put the controller down, even after the final credits have rolled. Combat is very fluid (and some may feel 'simple') with a wide variety of enemies and styles of weapons throughout the game, you will never be bored.
Like many single player, offline games, after playing through the story, there isn't a heck of a lot to do. But with the Challenge of the Gods, and Titans (in God of War, and God of War II respectively) you'll find yourself continuing to pop the disk in long after you've finished both games, and for all you Trophy whores on the PlayStation Network, there are some very fun, and challenging achievements.
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