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God of War 3 Preview For The PS3

God of War III Preview

God of War was a fantastic game on the PS2 and really brought back some good memories when I started to sit down and play this demo. Unless you attended E3 this year, like we did, then this is the first opportunity to get your hands on Kratos again. If you haven't seen the series by now, God of War III is an action adventure game set around Greek mythology using most of the gods and stories which are associated with that time.

God of War 3

While I was naturally excited to manhandle the rippling muscles of our protagonist again, I was disappointed to see that my time with Kratos was cruelly short in length. It should take you no more than about 20 minutes to finish the demo, but it really gives you an idea on how the game has progressed since the last outing on the PS2. The graphics are amazing, the shadows the detail and the blood is all in glorious 720p technicolour wonderment. The combo system is back and seems to be as good as ever, there are some quick time events to break up the repeated button mashing which don't do any harm and certainly give a different twist into the combat.

God of War 3

New for God of War III are new weapons that are shaped like a lion's face which are used for attacking the un-dead. While the range of these are much less than your standard blades, they still pack a punch and are certainly are a lot better to use in one on one close quarter combat, which generally is against the mini bosses within this demo. Of course a lot of the weapons are still available from the older games which are a welcome return in my opinion. As well as that you still get all the different attack modes like light or heavy attacks as well as grabbing enemies and using them as a battering ram or to just make them fly across the screen. The Demo basically takes you across Mount Olympus to battle Centaurs, a Chimera and even a Cyclops on which you can mount and use against enemies to have stronger attacks. As well as fighting these mythical creatures you will also be seeing Helios a Greek god of the sun and while you don't fight him directly in this demo you do rip his head off and use it to your advantage to uncover hidden secrets and it also blind enemies temporally.

God of War 3

As well as using other items to solve puzzles throughout the game you also have a fire bow which is used not in a combat sense but to get the attention of harpies which you can use to get across gaps by flying from one to the next which are too large to jump or glide across normally. The Control system is nothing new and works perfectly the old line "if it isn't broke don't fix it" comes into play here as all god of war games have had a great control system that allows you to effortlessly jump attack evade and block while keeping you in the battle at all time. So in conclusion, while it's currently a snippet of fun which whets your appetite for this game further and further, the fact remains that this is the last story, the last chapter in the book of Kratos, however this won't be the last title to bear the God of War name.

God of War III Screenshots

Si^ | 27th February, 2010
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nice preview Si
I never got to play the original God of War but i did pick it up for the PSP and my god, loved it
If any of you own a PSP would highly recommend the PSP version

this is going on my want list
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Yes that is excally what i said after i had played the demo through


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nice preview Si
I never got to play the original God of War but i did pick it up for the PSP and my god, loved it
If any of you own a PSP would highly recommend the PSP version

this is going on my want list
I havent got around to getting the psp version at the momment matey but i think i will look into. Interesting new though is that are re-releasing god of war one and two on the playstation three with update graphics. This seems a plus due to the PS3 dont have backward compatibility on them.
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I played through the demo twice in a row just to see other combos and moves I could do with the Cestus and such. When the real game comes out, well, I hope everyone's PS3 works...
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I havent got around to getting the psp version at the momment matey but i think i will look into. Interesting new though is that are re-releasing god of war one and two on the playstation three with update graphics. This seems a plus due to the PS3 dont have backward compatibility on them.

tbh you will not be disappointed with the PSP version at all
I will be buying the re-released games as i never had a PS before my PS3

really looking forward to this
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Yes that is excally what i said after i had played the demo through




I havent got around to getting the psp version at the momment matey but i think i will look into. Interesting new though is that are re-releasing god of war one and two on the playstation three with update graphics. This seems a plus due to the PS3 dont have backward compatibility on them.
This is a great thing, ive never played the originals so i shall be buying the rereleases
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tbh you will not be disappointed with the PSP version at all
I will be buying the re-released games as i never had a PS before my PS3

really looking forward to this
I will look into the PSP Releases defiantly. Still awaiting to see if Game will have my limited edition for me so fingers crossed.


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This is a great thing, ive never played the originals so i shall be buying the rereleases
Angel you will have to check but am pretty sure they are doing a combo pack of 1,2 and three all together which isnt a bad price even if they are not am sure amazon or places like that will give you a deal.
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Good idea Si, will have a little lookie at that

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