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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:06pm 01/04/10 | 17 Comments
We've been tearing through Greek mythology, literally. God of War III has been available for just over a week and is probably one of the best showcases for the power and graphical potential of the PS3 yet, continuing the epic story of Kratos, the (new) God of war.

Beyond looking amazing though, it's also one of the most gruesome, violent and action-packed games out there, and utterly awesome as a result. Never has pulling fingernails off giants been so incredibly fun.

If you haven't checked it out yet, click here for our full review.



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Thundercracker
Posted 01:08pm 01/4/10
Must buy imo.
E.T.
Posted 01:22pm 01/4/10
I so want to buy this but I don't know if having in the house will be a good thing with my kids around. The 6 year old will want to play it and that doesn't sound like a good idea. I really want it though :)

Will this game give my 6 year old psychological problems Steve?

last edited by E.T. at 13:22:39 01/Apr/10
Dazhel
Posted 01:20pm 01/4/10
Must resist buying a PS3 for this game...
Steve Farrelly
Posted 01:25pm 01/4/10
E.T. I'm normally pretty liberal with violence in games and what kids can see (to an extent), but this is actually really full-on. Though it's hard to play, so I'm not sure your 6 year-old would get far enough in to be overly impacted
Thundercracker
Posted 01:27pm 01/4/10
Does it have parental controls? Uncensored I would say it's a no go for young-uns. It's pretty violent and has sexy times as well.

I'm a god of war virgin and I found the combat to be pretty forgiving on normal difficulty. There were only two spots that got me swearing (not including the challenges you unlock later), but I found that most of my deaths were due to me taking a gumby leap in the wrong direction at the wrong time.

I would agree++ about Kratos being one dimensional. What an uninteresting character. The voice acting was good, but the actual dialogue was cringe-worthy.

I wish there was more to unlock after finishing the game though. I really enjoy the combat, but I have quickly run out of things to do apart from replay on harder difficulty.
ravn0s
Posted 01:42pm 01/4/10
lol this game has just as many area skipping bugs/exploits as the first two games.

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groganus
Posted 01:53pm 01/4/10
Our 7 year old loves god of war, hes not allowed to play it though, but is happy watching me play it... the games have sparked an interest in greek mythology and has also made him question his own religious beliefs.

Whilst it is violent i don't see it being any more over the top then the s*** he pretends todo with his friends at lunch time (one scenario involves the joker jamming a can of laughing gas down someones throat, can goes off stomach expands and explodes... yep fun in the playground i say)

Though i do make him leave the room when im about to get freaky with the ladies
Khel
Posted 02:07pm 01/4/10
Awesome game, lots of fun, but yeah its pretty buggy. I've had it outright crash on me a number of times, lots of graphic glitches around water, I've had the circle come up above a bosses head but then nothing happens when I try and do the finishing move, I've jumped off ledges and had kratos get stuck in his falling animation so even when I get to the ground, I can't do anything and need to quit the game, and I've fallen through the world a few times. Kind of suprised me a bit, I thought it'd be a bit more polished considering big of a feather it is in Sony's hat, but its still really good, I'm still loving it.

iMatchFixa
Posted 02:40pm 01/4/10
Must resist buying a PS3 for this game...
I'm gonna borrow a ps3 off a friend to play it, but not just yet too many exams :(
pixem
Posted 02:50pm 01/4/10
I put in some good solid hours into it and finally finished it last night. Thought it was an awesome game and oddly enough experienced none of the issues khel mentioned, though I didn notice a patch recently so not sure if it was happening to others as well and I was lucky. From my point of view I thought it was one of the more polished games I've played, especially on first release with no patch(only had one part left when I patched). I think I fell off the edge in one place once when I shouldn't have and that was it.

It far exceeded my expectations actually, thought it was over hyped and get bored half way but definately not the case.
Khel
Posted 02:59pm 01/4/10
Hah, I just looked up the cast on imdb and Hercules was voiced by Kevin Sorbo.
groganus
Posted 03:08pm 01/4/10
persus was also voiced by the guy who played persus in the original clash of the titans


the the guy that plays zeus also did the voice of zeus in the disney animated hercules...

iMatchFixa
Posted 10:46pm 06/4/10
ok guys, sorry to resurrect, but it's GOW3 and resurrection is merely within context....

ANYWHO

Just picked myself PS3, HDMI cables (thanks Midda for the tip) and GOW3 but i have to say.. anyone else disappointed this game only runs 720P natively? i thought this game was mean't to be the next gen graphics but i was a tad disappointed it only upscales to 1080i. Ninja Gaiden looks sharper on my xbox 360 and the game is a few years old, or am i doing it wrong?

Either way just been messing around on the 1st stage but i'm looking forwad to epic battles..
ravn0s
Posted 11:02pm 06/4/10
only a few games run at 1080p natively.
iMatchFixa
Posted 11:19pm 06/4/10
I thought the PS3 was the duck's nuts, the beez kneez, the cows.. whatever.. when it comes to full HD...

The only game that i have that is full 1080p, apparently, is Red Faction Guerrilla.

Not Killzone 2, not Resistance 2, not even GOW3..

Poo.
Mantorok
Posted 11:36pm 06/4/10
i thought this game was mean't to be the next gen graphics but i was a tad disappointed it only upscales to 1080i.
If you go into the PS3's settings, you should be able to select the video modes to use. If you only select 1080p, everything gets scaled to 1080p.
iMatchFixa
Posted 11:47pm 06/4/10
Yeah i have it set to 1080p, but i was under the impression that it was native 1080, not upscaled to 1080p, 1080i in GOW3's case.

Anyway, overit. I should be able to finish the game before my 360 comes back anyway.
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