|System: PS3||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: SONY Santa Monica||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: SONY||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: Mar. 16, 2010||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Mature||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
Theres also some Icarus-style gameplay. Wearing the Icarus wings, Kratos jumps into a whirlwind that shoots you up into a tunnel. Here, all you have to do is avoid the obstacles and get through all the way to the other side. There will also be some flight sequences in the game, like the Pegasus portions in God of War II. QTE prompts will be present as well, though this time around each button prompt is displayed on a different side of the screen, serving as a reminder of where the button is located, which might be very helpful for those less familiar with the PS3 controller.
Although the gameplay remains seemingly unchanged, theres a lot more than meets the eye to this new God of War. In combat, youll have to use different strategies against the enemies and perform different combos, magic, and secondary attacks. The developers also promise a nice blend of puzzles, platforming, boss fights, etc. They also mentioned climbing on titans is big in the game, and theyre still trying to decide if veteran players get to keep their badass abilities obtained in God of War II, although it seems like it might handicap newcomers if things are too complex right off the bat, so its still an ongoing debate for the team.
God of War III will mark the end of the God of War trilogy. The devs all agree in that the series needs closure, and theyd be happy to move on to the next thing. Of course, if Sony were to force them to make another one, whether its a prequel or whatever it may be, they would have to do it, but there are no plans whatsoever (as of right now) to make a new God of War. The game is now about 75% complete, and they plan to release it in March of 2010. Its quite a while, but with games like Prototype and inFAMOUS, I think well survive. On another note, theres no word about a new PSP version of God of War, but since theres money to be made, its definitely a possibility. Keep your fingers crossed!
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