Shit’s been so hectic with life, love and XXL that I haven’t had the chance to freak the geek in me. I keep telling ya’ll PlayStation 3 is the superior console on the market. X-box Live keeps it funky with the exclusive titles but them Sony boys is smartening up though.
God Of War dropped in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. Craziest game of that year. Greek mythology tragedy of Kratos, former Spartan warrior so done with being used in warfare, plus mad gully, so much so that he makes it his mission to personally kill Ares the god of war. Seriously, re-read that. Kill Ares THE god of war. The story is one of the best ever, playing out on an epic scale and the gameplay, the visuals, so insane, so addictive, so brutal. Gorgons, Cyclops, Medusa, Zeus, all of that Greek mythology stuff packed into a classic title. Shit was so insane that my kids ended up getting A’s in they classes for their knowledge of that subject gained through hours of game playing. Then the sequel, God of War II (2007). More blood, more gods, more fires, also for the PlayStation 2. Both games not only had great storylines, the voice acting by T.C. Carson (Kratos) and Michael Duncan Clark let it be known that the main character is a brother. What’s better than that?
Sony just released both joints in one package, The God Of War Collection is both games remastered in HD to deliver eye candy on the PS3 console. Both them games is looking fresh and brand new again (except for the cut screens, especially for the first title). So much so that I’m actually replaying both, even though there’s other dope newer titles currently on the market for this ’09 holiday season (Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, Assassins Creed 2, Grand Theft Auto: Episode from Liberty City).
As a bonus, the package comes with a code for the upcoming God Of War 3 demo, the game to be released in March 2010. Truthfully I’m not feeling the demo as much as the first two, especially since the artwork looks different, and the bit I played looked like there was more focus on making the third installment bloodier as opposed to better. I hope my first impressions are off.
If you never played either, please cop this. If you have played both, please cop this. If you need a great gift for that special him, or her, please cop this. Anyway you slice it, a bargain at the reduced price of $40.00. Two games for the price of less than one. Recession X-mas gift don’t have to ever be wack.