Thursday, April 19, 2012

First Impressions: God of War: Ascension

Hey everyone, welcome to another installment of First Impressions. Today we're taking a look at the latest upcoming installment in the popular hack-and-slash God of War series, God of War: Ascension for the PS3.

Not much has been revealed, but from what I know, this game chronologically takes place before Kratos became the "Ghost of Sparta" and made the deal with Ares, the God of War, to be his slave. So apparently, it takes place before the other God of War prequels from the PSP, God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta and God of War: Betrayal for the Java ME.

While I do love the God of War series, I was a tad bit disappointed that this new God of War game doesn't take place after God of War III after having one of the most unsatisfying endings in video game history. Don't get me wrong, I love everything else that God of War III did; the weapons, the graphics, the epic battles, the story, the atmosphere, and the music. But the ending was awful, especially since it has a cliffhanger scene after the credits roll. To me, I feel that this is milking the franchise to make more money just like Microsoft is doing to the Halo series releasing three more games for it.

However, a new prequel does sound like a good idea to dive into the past of Kratos deeper. We could finally see his early years as a Spartan general or maybe we could get more development from the relationship between him and his family. It would be interesting to play that epic battle against the Barbarians where Kratos eventually asks Ares for help.  The possibilities are endless if they do it right. But we'll just see when it comes out. Check out the trailer below and see if this excites you.

Are you excited about this new installment of the God of War series? Are you disappointed? Or do you merely not care? Let us know by posting a comment. That's all for now! Hope to see you around Old School Lane real soon. Thanks for reading.


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