It may not be as grand and impressive as God of War III was back in 2010, but Ascension delivers a solid God of War single player experience along with an interesting multiplayer mode to try with your friends.
Ascension is exactly the God of War you'd expect: colossal in its scale, technically majestic, insanely gruesome and fun to play. A huge production that shows the brute horsepower of the PS3, while denoting the weaknesses of a series that has reached its peak and needs a breathe of fresh air.
God of War Ascension is surprisingly efficient and polished, both in solo and multiplayer. This new chapter of the story of Kratos is as interesting to discover as it is fun to play, thanks to smartly revised combat elements, and the multiplayer is far from being a bulletpoint added on the packshot for marketing reasons: it's fun and rich, even though it may lack a little more content to really capture in the long run.
The single player is solid but doesn’t try a ton of new things, and the multiplayer is brand new but has plenty of room to grow. God of War: Ascension is a very well put together game and one made for fans of the series who want to get their Kratos fix in while we wait for the next true successor in the franchise.
God of War III introduced the scale and spectacle capable on modern hardware with a massive budget, but without the same wads of cash and sense of purpose Ascension feels like a step back. A safe bet that’s simply going through the motions, padding out the end of the PlayStation 3s lifespan with one last hurrah for its angriest protagonist.
+ Very Pretty+ Story actually interesting (gave more to tell)~ Story structure is hard to follow both in place for the timeline and in game~ Kratos does not develop as a character in anyway- Puzzles are often obtuse due to ledges being hard to see- Combat suffers due magic not being a bigger part- Enemies are often too hard for the games difficulty.- Mechanics for puzzles aren't pronounced in puzzle solving- Everything feels short handed or not test as much as usual God of War fare
Its a dull second glace at God of War 1 with a story that's convoluted and not even worth following, the game is rescued only by over the top cinematic battles, then there's the repetitive combat and difficulty spikes that make it unplayable after an hour. Clearly a game with no soul, an obvious cash grab, but if I'm to be completely fair, the scenery is gorgeous and the level designs are great, the statue of Apollo is by far one of the best set of levels in gaming I've ever seen.
SummaryAscension is a prequel to the initial God of War. 6 months have elapsed since Kratos stood before the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood - duped by Ares into killing the only people he ever loved. Vowing to avenge them, Kratos shattered the blood oath that bound him to Ares. Sentenced to an eternity chained ...