I hope all of you readers have at least played this game. In my book it's one the best games I've played. Don't worry I'm not a fanboy.
You play as Kratos the ghost of Sparta. His story is pretty sad. He was the leader of the spartans. Then in a war against the barbarians he called upon Ares. Wait a minute barbarians really, where does it say anywhere that barbarians attacked Sparta. I mean maybe it happened in Sid Meiers: Civilization but not in real life. Well back to the story, okay he calls on Ares because a huge barbarian is about to kill him. Ares makes Kratos do whatever he wants he even makes him slaughter his whole family. Okay, I just want to say that Kratos asks Ares a small favor and in return Ares has Kratos Slaughter his whole family. Wow. Gods don't know what a favor is. So Kratos Realizes that he killed his family and now he wants revenge. Okay, he is more late than this review is.
I'd like to start off by saying I loved this game. I mean to me it's in my top 5 list of games I own. The fighting does get repetitive but it's not like it's horrible fighting (who am I kidding it's pretty bad). The one thing that made me hate the game was the difficulty. It goes from normal to god mode and god mode is harder than COD4 on veteran. It took me about an hour to beat the first Medusa on god mode. I have to say God Of War did amaze me when I saw the graphics I mean they're like the best on PS2. I know thats not saying much but still, they're to good for PS2. This was the only exclusive game I wished could've of been on Xbox just so I could see how much better it could've looked.
This game isn't perfect I know that. The game really needs to fix the difficulty curve between normal and hard. Also, added combos would be appreciated. The games ending doesn't set itself up for a sequel (not that thats bad or anything but they made a sequel). Also there is one part where you have to push a block on a conveyor belt while enemies constantly attack you. Before I go on I just want to say holy f***ing hell! I didn't know conveyor belts were invented in ancient Greece. I also didn't know there were so many monsters in ancient Greece but I won't go there. Okay, so this conveyor belt part was easy on normal but on god mode it's harder than the sniper mission on COD4( consider the block is Cpt. Macmillan.) I actually stopped playing the game it was so hard. The game is good though, when not on god mode.
The gameplay isn't actually that bad for a hack and slash. Even though you just press square over and over again it isn't as bad as Dynasty Warriors. The fighting on this game is fun but they should add some more combos for more variety. My favorite part of the game is by far the action sequences. I mean it adds so much more to boss fights (unlike how on Mgs they show a really cool feature of snake killing the boss). Although it would be cool if you could do it real-time. I know the game isn't mainly platforming like Prince of Persia but they could definitely use some more platforming parts and better ones. I think anyone who has played God of War would agree when I say it has some of the best action sequences in any game. God of war has really good gameplay with some flaws.
I recommend this game to gamers who like hack and slash, action, and platforming games. It's a game that should always be remembered. With the recent David Jaffe comments I'm sure it won't be forgotten.