Beaten the Playstation 2 Hit "God Of War"

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The God of War games on Playstation 2 and 3 have seen both critical and financial success for Sony.  Back in March last year, my friend Carol got me a copy of the God of War Collection for PS3, and while I own a lot of video games, sadly, I barely find the time to finish any of them.   Because I want to eventually play God of War 3, I thought I should start with the first one.  So, it took me awhile, but I finally beat it.

Overall, I’d have to say that this is an excellent game.  Even though the game was released in 2005, I felt it held up remarkably well (granted the HD update helped).  There are many things I liked about it, and there are a few things I didn’t. 

What I liked:
  • -inventive level design (especially the Pandora Rings section where you rotate the rooms to line up how you need them)
  • -the combat, while button mashy, never felt stale.  It was fun!
  • -the puzzles
  • -the story (I find Greek mythology fascinating and this game doesn’t disappoint in that aspect one bit.)
  • -most of the platforming

What I didn’t like:
  • -the camera (it’s fixed and sometimes when Kratos runs into a section, the camera faces him the opposite direction which makes for some interesting control problems.)
  • -some of the platforming was frustrating
  • -one of the later levels has you backtrack... a lot.

I would recommend this game to anyone that hasn’t played it.  It was fun, and I’m looking forward to eventually moving onto God of War II.
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Related Items:
God of War Collection for Playstation 3
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