God of War III: Getting Revenge

Alison Young
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April 07, 2010
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If you’ve played God of War II, you know the ending was a big cliffhanger.

The ex-Spartan warrior Kratos rode on Titan Gaia’s back as she scaled Mount Olympus to pursue a challenge with gods versus the Titans along with Zeus and friends. This set God of War III up as the final game in the trilogy.

As with God of War I and II, God of War III is exclusive for the PlayStation 3 and is a single-player game set in the brutal realm of Greek mythology as you play Kratos. As you saw at the end of God of War II, this game starts you off scaling Mount Olympus on the shoulders of Gaia, and then takes you through the dark depths of hell to seek revenge on those who have betrayed you. You’re armed with double-chained blades with an array of new weapons and magic, and you must take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout the merciless quest to destroy Olympus.

The very first thing that caught my eye was the stunning graphics. Kratos explores areas that are up to four times larger than in God of War II, and carve through armies while you ride on the back of Titans. We’re talking living, moving breathing levels that are as tall as the Empire State Building. You’ll see the signature God of War game-play with brutal combat, intricate puzzles and a compelling ending to Kratos’ epic story.

One of my favorite features is the ability to ride the creatures. You can manipulate some of these menacing Greek mythological creatures against their will and use them to cross huge chasms, defeat your toughest enemies and reveal puzzles and secrets. Additionally, new deadly weapons such as the Cestus (powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength) give you the ability to learn new techniques and launch explosive attacks.

Overall God of War III sticks to the strengths of its two predecessors and is even better. The combat is easy to master and the added moves and weapons give it more depth. The creative visual design along with the well-crafted puzzles stimulate your game-play senses. If you’re a God of War fan, this is a must-have.

God of War III is rated M for Mature and retails for $59.99. Find it at your nearest GameStop (gamestop.com), Toys N Joys (toysnjoys.com) or Amazon.com.


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