God Of War III
The game that came and just turned upside down the whole scales of the expectations from a video game!
It was epic, plain and simple, there is no there and better way to describe it, you have your most favorite toys or comics and blanky-s, things that even though not useful anymore but you don’t throw them away unless that little angel puked on it after pooping on it,
God of War III is that blanky that you just have to have, no matter what the situation, just because of its sheer magnitude!
It’s like this game rests not until it drops the heavens, literally heavens of awesomeness upon its players and viewers alike, even a complete stranger to gaming or maybe a clueless guy from the Jurassic era brought in here will not fail to notice the epicness of this game’s magnitude!
It’s exhaustingly awesome!
GoW III is the fifth installment in the GoW series (main games), and a direct sequel to 2007’s another epic madness God of War II.
After being betrayed and murdered by his bastard Father Zeus, Kratos returns from the dark pits of Hades to avenge his curse, in the process he unleashes the sisters of fates’ power to bring the Titans from The Great War and into his present to ascend upon Mount Olympus!
But he is against the Gods of Olympus, not some teeny-meeny monsters or kings, so a battle ensues in which he drops into the river Styx, the river of the departed souls, where he is depleted off of his powers and his weapons nulled.
However, Athena after ascending to the higher planes of existence after her death (is Ares there somewhere too?) sees that with Zeus there is no hope for mankind to prosper and thus she helps Kratos to find the flames of Pandora to destroy Zeus, once and for all.
And that is just the beginning, phew!
The gameplay is perfectly matching to the epicness of the game’s whole world. GoW III is third person action adventure beat ‘em up game with fixed camera perspective, with puzzle and platforming elements here and there often.
The enemies are usually mythic creatures from Greek mythos, like centaurs, harpies, Cyclops, Cerberuses and so on.
This time around many of Kratos’ abilities are tweaked, like the Blades of Chaos are now Blades of Exile, much stronger than before. There are no selective magic powers to unleash unanimously, because here in GoW III they have given us three extra heavy duty weapons that each have their own super smash like magic power.
There is Blades of Exile with Army of Sparta, Claws of Hades give the souls of the dead summoning power, Nemean Cestus (a pair of heavy gauntlets) give you the Nemean Roar (earth stomper) and finally Nemesis Whip (like Blades of Exile but with electricity) which unleashes Nemesis Rage (The Chrono’s Rage from GoW II).
Apart from these tweaks, you can also distance grab someone, you’ll either snatch light enemies toward you or you will ram at them if they are heavier.
Plus the grab finishers they are tweaked a hell lot better now, especially where you can use your enemies as battering rams, fantastic man!
Plus the QTEs! Yes they are here better modified to present ease while in hard mode, as the buttons appear on each side of the screen representing that button’s true location on the dualshock, if its triangle then it will be on the middle-top of the screen and square in the middle-left of it, and so on!
Overall, there are hardly any games present out there that could match the visual clarity, appearance, epicness, music score, battle mechanics, action madness, saga storyline and tons of unlockables, like God of War III.
WOW, just wow!
Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Santa Monica Studio and Wholesale Algorithms, published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3 and PS4, it was released in March 2010.
The appeal of God of War III lies in its sheer epicness, which is hard to describe like all magically beautiful things.
It’s the same with the fantasy games, the magic the creatures and the possibilities trying to reach out from us.