More Reviews
REVIEWS Hatoful Boyfriend Review
Before this review, there seemed to be an absence of a certain ornithological piece; a headline regarding mass awareness of a certain avian variety...

Murasaki Baby Review
When a little girl with an upside-down face finds a balloon, you better protect it from monsters!
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

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

The Evil Within
Release date: 10/14/14


LATEST FEATURES Assassin's Creed Unity Interview: Ubisoft Talks Multplayer, Next-Gen Development, More
Ubisoft's first "truly" next-gen entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise takes the fight to France. Here's what you can expect.

PlayStation Download September 2014 - Updating Each Week
Sony's platforms always get plenty of new digital software and we'll bring you the list each week with the rest.
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
A Letter to the Big “N"
By shandog137
Posted on 09/12/14
I have and will continue to have a place in my heart for Nintendo. In fact, my first console was a Super Nintendo. The video game market has changed drastically since the early '90s and it seems like what once was platinum is more so along the lines of silver now. Nintendo has always been...

God of War III Preview

Duke_Ferris By:
Duke_Ferris
02/13/09
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER SCEA 
DEVELOPER SCEA 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content

What do these ratings mean?

On Monday, I had the pleasure of joining some of my fellow journalists at a Sony event down in Los Angeles, California, for a look at Kratos' next-gen premiere in God of War 3. Is bigger actually better? The developers certainly seem to think so.

click to enlargeLet's just start off with this fun fact: The new model of Kratos, alone, on just a black screen, cannot be rendered by the PS2. That's the beginning, micro-level for this ambitious project.

However, to really understand exactly how ambitious they're getting here, you have to look at the macro level. From Kratos' furrowed brow, you can pull back, and zoom out, and zoom out, and zoom out until you can see the entire level - the size of a mountain. And that level is climbing up another mountain.

Yes, the terrain itself is alive in God of War 3, as Kratos has enlisted the Titans in his war against the gods. And as the Titans scale mount Olympus, Kratos scales the Titans.

The other new element is rideable creatures. Some of the bigger creatures, like cyclops, can be controlled by climbing on them and goading them with your blades, essentially turning them into vehicles.

And new technology also allows a new level of gore, with proper gut-wrenching eviscerations and eye-gouging. My favorite enemy to maim was one you won't see in the new trailer: a Chimera that completely changes stance and battle tactics each time you defeat one of its three heads. It's like three bosses in one.

The rest is all the classic, awesome, bloody mayhem we've come to love from the series. But why take my word for it, when you can watch GR's exclusive interviews below?
 

 

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about God of War III


More On GameRevolution