|Dev: Ready at Dawn|
|Release: September 13, 2011|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content|
There's no denying that the soundtracks for both games are top-notch in quality. The voice work still rests on the fine line between sincerity and the completely ridiculous grunting of Kratos, but it does so with crisp, clear quality. The music is also exceptionally appropriate. After all, what is a God of War game without music that sounds like it could kick your ass?
God of War: Origins Collection may not be a perfect upgrade, but it does several things right. The most important is that it preserves the experience, no matter how flat or ridiculous something might look or sound. I can see some complaining that there's nothing new to the games, aside from the DLC that was available for Ghost of Sparta (Legionnaire Kratos and Forest of the Forgotten) and a feature video of the developers. In this day and age when games are always teetering on the too-high-price-tag line, some will have a hard time swallowing the $40 price point for this, especially when the original two PS2 titles were only $30.
I still stand firm in my opinion that this title is worthy of a purchase if for no other reason than to satisfy the completionist in us all. It is also worth a look for the many God of War fans that may have never experienced the titles due to their original format. God of War: Origins Collection may not pave any new roads for other PSP ports to follow, but it does deliver on all the elements that God of War fans have come to expect. And in that, it's a mighty, furious success.
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