hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

God of War: Ascension

God of War: Ascension patch nerfs hardest area of game

7:00 AM on 03.27.2013 // Chris Carter

The Trial of Archimedes is now a shadow of its former self

When God of War: Ascension came out, people seemed to forget that it was an action game, and occasionally may put up a fight. Much like the penultimate fight in the first God of War (against the Kratos clones), Ascension has a similarly taxing area -- the Trial of Archimedes.

Enough people complained, and now, Sony has rolled out a patch to make the area easier. How much easier? Well, it basically ruined the entire area. See, the whole point of the Trial is that it's a test of your ability to cope with attrition. You have to go through three waves of enemies, with barely any health items to recover your stamina.

Now, post-patch you receive health and magic orbs at the end of every wave. To add insult to injury, this update "affects all difficulty levels" according to Sony. See, I would have been perfectly fine with an update that helped players who wanted to tackle the Easy difficulty, but to go all the way up to Titan Mode? It cheapens the most fun part of the game for people who want an actual challenge.

If you're about to play the game for the first time, don't patch it, and just try the base build first. I promise, it's not that hard. If all else fails, check out my guide. This nerf was the major focus of this new patch, but a few aesthetic multiplayer customization options have been added as well.

God of War: Ascension [PlayStation Blog]

Chris Carter, Reviews Director
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidChris Tips
Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! -----------... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

 Add your impressions

Status updates from C-bloggers

El Dango avatarEl Dango
Hello, Thomas. I see you're looking at our fine selection of quickposts. Do they please you?
OrochiLeona avatarOrochiLeona
Overwatch Beta livestreaming Thursday. All aboard the AWESOME train. CHOO! CHOO!
PSISomething avatarPSISomething
EXTREMELY SPOOPY TRAILER [youtube][/youtube]
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
I'm coming to realize my time off from blogging has made the progress I made at being succinct fade away into nothingness, as the world will see in about an hour. I also made Valkyrie Drive's boobs even more boring at Japanator last night! Somehow.
Apparently, Kero Blaster got an update... Neat.
Barry Kelly avatarBarry Kelly
[url=""]Deus Ex: Revision is now a thing that's on Steam for free [img][/img][/url]
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
Wasteland 2 DC is out!
Torchman avatarTorchman
Just a reminder: If you game doesn't have a dancing murderer, or a dancing little girl, your not a GOTY contender.
Rudorlf avatarRudorlf
Season 2 of Fargo is out, and of course Fargo isn't Fargo without dumbass criminals, tragedy and black comedy mixed into one package. BTW, the Organic Mechanic is in this season.
PSISomething avatarPSISomething
Nintendo of America released a YouTube video promo for Fatal Frame 5. They used the 'word' "spoopy."
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Had the brilliant idea of watching the original Alien last night before bed. Totally didn't have crazy dreams afterward. Also, Bilbo Baggins was a total jerk in that movie. [img][/img]
gajknight avatargajknight
Sure Niero's all powerful, but does he have lips? Woah...
ShadeOfLight avatarShadeOfLight
Finished playing the fan localization for Ace Investigations 2. These guys did a fantastic job, despite this game having the single most convoluted plot in the entire series. Here's hoping that somehow, someday, Great Ace Attorney will get this treatment.
Jiraya avatarJiraya
Okay internet you done it... Playboy will not get nude girls anymore , too much competition. [img][/img]
Torchman avatarTorchman
A little late, but got the Platinum trophy for Dancing All Night. Was proud of myself, until I saw the medals in the collection menu. Coming for you next... after I master the Adachi dlc tonight.
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
Huh. Already two blogs posted today that are actually advertisements. Lovely.
Zyk avatarZyk
Gettin drunk and watching the entire Critters series in a Tuesday. Best thing about being unemployed.
FlanxLycanth avatarFlanxLycanth
StriderHoang avatarStriderHoang
If Undertale isn't your GOTY 2015, then you are sorely mistaken [img][/img]
more quickposts


destructoid's previous coverage:
God of War: Ascension

  Jul 10

Storm's Adventure with The God of War Anthology Part 3

Ghost of Sparta, Ascension, and other ungodly surprises

  Apr 16

GOW: Judgment and GOW: Ascension failed, says analyst

Leading franchises for Microsoft and Sony 'significantly underperform'

  Apr 04

God of War: Ascension update to raise level cap and more

Improvements to matchmaking are also in the works

  Mar 11

Patch renames God of War's 'Bros Before Hos' trophy

A day one patch will rename the achievement to 'Bros Before Foes'

  Mar 11

God of War: Bros Before Hos

On dubious morals and dubious presentation

View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:

Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -