God of War III is the final installment of the multi-million unit-selling trilogy. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment?s Santa Monica Studios, God of War III will bring epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. Set in the realm of brutal Greek mythology, God of War III is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he scales through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, and an array of new weapons and magic for this iteration of the trilogy, Kratos must take on mythology?s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus.
|Manufacturer||Sony Corporation |
|Manufacturer Part Number||98111 |
|Manufacturer Website Address||http://www.sony.com |
|Brand Name||Sony |
|Product Name||God of War III |
|Software Main Type||Game |
|Software Sub Type||Action/Adventure Game |
|Software Name||God of War III |
Only on The PS3 System:The award-winning development team leverages the processing power and technology of PLAYSTATION 3 system to make God of War III one of the most-graphically advanced next gen titles available, with even the dramatic cut screens running off the in-game engine
Groundbreaking Depth of Scale:Kratos will explore areas up to 4 times larger than those found in God of War II, as well as carve through entire armies while navigating on the back of Titans - living, moving, breathing levels as tall as the Empire State Building
Stylized Realism:Players will battle in detailed and unique 3D worlds lit by thousands of dynamic lights and textures with quadruple the resolution, which allows for realistic muscle striations, detailed facial expressions, and new heightened levels of brutality and gore
SignatureGamepaly:Brutal combat, intricate puzzles, exploration of awe-inspiring worlds, and a compelling and satisfying ending to Kratos? epic story
Sophisticated Storyline:The God of War III storyline is the epic conclusion to the trilogy; the storyline will be told in a way that is true to traditionalist roots in Greek mythology, from moral consequences to brutal battles against the Gods
Rideable Creatures:Several of the menacing creatures of Greek mythology in God of War III can now be manipulated against their will, as Kratos uses them to cross chasms, inflict blind rage against enemies, reveal puzzles and secrets, and as tools of complete annihilation
New Weapons and Combat System:New deadly weapons such as the Cestus - powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength -- and other brutal instruments of war that will allow Kratos to learn ruthless new techniques such as grappling with enemies and launching explosive wall-to-ground attacks
Lighting Technologies:The dynamic lighting solution employed in GOW III is only feasible through the computing power provided by the Cell SPUs. For example, using the High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDRL) technology, the camera ? when using Krato?s sightline - will emulate the human retina, causing players to feel a sharp brightness when Kratos exits a dark area and enters a sunlit area, similar to how the human eye would need to adjust
|ESRB Rating||RP (Rating Pending) |
|Single Player Support||Yes |
|Platform Support||PlayStation 3 |
|Submited By: Rogue on 08/05/2010|
My son, age 17, has been waiting for this game. He has the first two, which he liked. He actually finished this game in 3 hours of play, at normal level not easy. The game was 75% movies and cut-scenes. The battles were boring and redundant. He said that the storyline sucked. The weapons were lame and useless. He said that they should have made GoW2 a little longer and they could have ended it there. No, the makers just had to get greedy and make a poorly designed third installment to get unsuspecting people s money. Kill all the gods, they are immortal and cannot be killed. Kratos goal was to kill Zeus, but he just destroys everything instead including himself. LAME! If you must play this game, PLEASE rent it first. Do not waste your money on it. My son said that it was the worst sequel in a game sequence that he has ever played.
|Submited By: J. Hines on 08/07/2010|
I got this game on the recommendation of friends who said that if I had enjoyed Uncharted 2, I would really like GoW3. Unfortunately, they were mistaken.
I did absolutely LOVE Uncharted 2, but GoW3 was lacking in many ways for me.
First of all, the story was quite flat and there was almost zero character development for the protagonist until the final five minutes of the game. There was really nothing intriguing about the story line (except for his family history) and I kept hoping that the game would actually go somewhere rather than just being entirely about revenge, but I was disappointed there.
The main character, Kratos, is on a mega revenge kick from the start, and this plays out in his often super-violent extermination of the gods of Olympus. I m not one to be sensitive about these things, but I tired quickly of the "punch" prompt in finishing off various characters. It was just way more than was necessary.
The other major shortcoming to this game was the completely unnecessary level of strong sexuality present in a number of places. It added absolutely nothing to the story, and amounts to nothing more than animated porn. I m not opposed to tasteful levels if it is part of the natural story, but this was certainly not the case here.
Overall, yes, the graphics were good, and the fighting style decently fun, although on that note the camera was often zoomed too far back to really appreciate it, and you can t control camera angle except in a very few instances.
I played Uncharted 2 all the way through multiple times just because it was so much fun; but I traded in God of War 3 the very day after I beat it. I certainly wouldn t recommend God of War to anyone else.
|Submited By: TRFB on 08/08/2010|
This game is INCREDIBLE!!!! I thought this game would make a GREAT movie!!! Then, I thought, that the game itself surpasses any game that would be made. Given that most Game-To-Movies are terrible.
Incredible graphics. You have got to play this game. Definitely NOT FOR KIDS!!!! And I don t mean because of graphics. When you are in the room of Aphrodite, it s really way over the top and didn t need to be in the story. I kind of wish that part wasn t in there. But, it appeals to all these hormonal teenagers and um lonely male adults....anyway the plot of the game is simple. Kill Zeus. Which is funny to me how the Greek gods are as mortal as...well mortals. But, that s what makes them fantasy and not real. So, anyway, Kratos the character is going after Zeus and kills main bosses along the way. But, no spoilers here. What is cool is that when you defeat each boss, you acquire their weapons.
Graphics, Sound, gameplay, you couldn t ask for a better gaming experience.
In fact the voice talents are amazing. Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Elijah Woods, and others.
What a game, what a game. If you have never played God Of War III on PS3, you have got to rent it or buy. It is incredible. I know that there are the previous versions I and II for the PS2, but I m afraid to play those because I m afraid it will not live up to what the PS3 delivered. I heard that they are coming out with a new God of War!!!
So, I highly recommend this game. You will be mesmerized for hours on end!!!
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|4 stars, based on 5|