More Reviews
REVIEWS Boo Bunny Plague Review
If you think you can enjoy the definition of budget game design, this one might make you laugh.

Minimum Review
With so many shooters crowding the marketplace, it’s refreshing to see Minimum take the low-fi route through Steam Early Access.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Halo: The Master Chief Collectio Preview
Microsoft and 343 Industries want to bring the entire Halo saga to Xbox One and this collection does exactly that with new graphics for Halo 2.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Release date: 09/30/14

Alien: Isolation
Release date: 10/07/14

The Evil Within
Release date: 10/14/14

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Release date: 10/14/14


LATEST FEATURES Share the Fantasy in 3DS's Final Fantasy Explorers [TGS Hands-On]
Everybody's gonna wanna ride your chocobo.

PS4's Until Dawn Scared Me Out of My Headphones - TGS Hands-On, Headset-Off Preview
Hopefully it doesn't keep me awake... for the whole night!
MOST POPULAR FEATURES The Updating List of PAX Indies
We're heading to PAX Prime! Are you looking to check out a few unique indie games while you're there? UPDATED: Dragon Fin Soup, Dungeon of the Endless,

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137 Background: I own and have completed every entry in the Ninja Storm series, so there is inherent bias but luckily this isn’t a review. These are just my thoughts on a fun series I chose to pick up after my Dragon Ball Z Budokai days. I am also only about 3 episodes behind in the...

God of War II Member Review for the PS2

supersonicjoker By:
supersonicjoker
03/24/07
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Sony 
DEVELOPER Sony Santa Monica 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

What do these ratings mean?

WHOOOOAH Once again God of War delivers!!!

So I've been sitting around really wanting some new great game to play on my 600 dollar PS3 machine.....but you know the deal right now with the scarce games so it hit me......this thing is backward compatible (yes i sold my ps2 cause i was done with old-gen).  So this revelation of backward-compatibility provided me the inspiration two purchase two games I had yet to play because they were made for the PS2 and I had pretty much given up on the old-generation.  I had closed that caskett.  But opened it back up to grab a few last bones.  Enter....God of War II.

The first God of War was one of if not My ALL TIME Favorite Games.  I loved it.  It blew me away.  You mean this little machine could pump out and support these graphics?  Wow!!  Also the guy at EB Games today told me that GOW2 had a Progressive Scan option (also has a widescreen option) which he says makes it play in 720p.  Now my TV stayed on 480p so I'm not sure where he's getting the 720p thing but anyway it looks fine.  In fact it looks freakin amazing in some parts.  Some of the effects had my mouth hanging open and shouting in amazement and fun!! 

If you like mythology and that sort of thing even better.....this game makes me feel like I am Kratos and I'm involved in this great mythological tale.  The brilliance of this game to me is the story-line and action/gameplay go so perfectly together (and I'm not even near done yet....I'm only a couple of hours into the campaign).  So few games really have an intriguing story.  It seems the story is always a by-product often times just an excuse to pummel opponents. 

In my mind similarities come up with Prince of Persia's newest releases but POP doesn't come close to this game in my opinion...nor does POP come close to the first GOW.  But there are similarities in the gameplay.  There are so many combinations of moves in your arsenal it's amazing.  You know, I was bummed when I heard this game was only being released on PS2 and not PS3.....and I'm still bummed that's the case.  But at least I can play this on my PS3 and it is a helluva lot better than most of the made for PS3 games that are available right now.  To call Dark Kingdom next-gen over this game is a freakin joke.  I would love to see this thing pumped up to 720/1080p and some extras thrown in version for the PS3 but I will settle for what I've got and be happy.  It's a damn fun game and it's the best game purchase I've made for my PS3 since Resistance and ICON and Motorstorm.  To me it's the 3rd best EXCLUSIVE PS3 title even though it was made for PS2.  That should tell you something. 

I can't wait to get into it tomorrow and get deep into the story and action even further.  The Son of Ares beckons me to guide him into this tale of revenge and blood of action and destiny and I will guide his blades into the hearts of the gods and feel the victory flow through my veins.........play this game my friends and feel the power too!!!


More information about God of War II
 
A Revolution report card
Views: 1645 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution