God Of War III which was released in 2010 would see Kratos grace the Playstation 3 in his first new adventure. This game was said to be the last of Kratos’s battle against the Gods.
Story & Presentation
The story in God Of War is incredible. Everything you did and everything you killed in God Of War I and II has all built up to this. Kratos who was at war with the Gods is now also at war with the Titans who were once his allies. Kratos though simply does not care and he learns that the key to his success is the Flame Of Olympus, but in order to achieve his goals he needs Pandora in order to open Pandora’s box and put an end to this war. The story really is amazing it literally takes you from the depths of hell to the top of Mount Olympus. The ending I will say was a little weak, but to be fair Sony took us on such an epic roller coaster ride with these games it was always going to be hard to give Kratos a proper send off.
WOW is what you have to say when talking about the graphics of God Of War III. This has to be one of the best looking games on the Playstation 3 it really does. The amount of little details in each section of the game is just staggering. The level design is once again amazing, My personal favorite is the underworld level. There is a section of the game where the level is actually on the body of a Titan and it is just incredible to see.
Once again God Of War III retains that same hack and slash game play of the other two games. If you loved the other God Of War games then you will love this. I will say though that this one might win you over if the other two did not. This is in part thanks to the amazing presentation of the game.
The game on the surface does feel just the same, but there is now no way you can just button mash your way through this game. Sure early on it may feel like that. But God Of War III actually forces you in many battles to think about what you are doing instead of just tapping the square and circle button over and over again. You may have to think what order to dispose of your enemies in or you may have to vary your attacks a great deal in order to win the battle. Despite what some people say there is a great variety to the combat in God Of War III.
The story of the game will take you around ten hours or so to slash your way through. But this is one of those games that you will want to play through again and again. Also though you have another couple of modes to mess around with. You have a cool challenge mode that is called Challenge Of Olympus and you also have a Battle Arena mode.
God Of War III was a great end to the story of Kratos (is it really the end?) While you can play this game without playing the other two main games in the series. I do think that to get the most out of it you have to experience Kratos’s journey from beginning to end. This game is epic in every sense of the word. It does everything that God Of War I and II did, but it just does them that little bit better.