Monday, March 31, 2008

God of War: Chains of Olympus

Developer: Ready at Dawn
Publisher: SCEA
Release Date: March 4, 2008
Systems: PSP
ESRB Rating: M
Official Web Site

In a nutshell: Madness? THIS! IS! PORTABLE!

0:00 After reading a butt-load of glowingly positive reviews for this game, I feel like I'm going to have my official "game critic club card" revoked if I don't like it. Here's hoping it doesn't come to that.

This minute spent upgrading my PSP to firmware version 3.80.

See minute 0:01.

Here we go! Hero difficulty (Normal)... "Suffering for years, Kratos, the once-great general, now known as the ghost of Sparta, pledged himself to the gods of Olympus. In return, he only hoped to rid himself of the nightmares that had haunted him for far too long." But today, he's been asked to defend Attica from the Persian army. In other words, here's a bit of unnecessary story, now GO FIGHT. As should be the case in a game like this.

The first thing that strikes me about the game is how pretty it looks for a PSP game. The second thing is how long Kratos' Blades of Chaos are. They can reach, like, two times his height. Good gravy.

Read the full review at Crispy Gamer

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