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
  @DtoidChris

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 moderators, 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 *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

gajknight avatargajknight
I fart, therefore I am.
extatix avatarextatix
Working on my next collection blog and holy shit, I should sell some stuff already.
Myles Cox avatarMyles Cox
My first word was "fart".
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
Philosophical question: if the only way to get Batman: Arkham Knight to run decently on my laptop is to lower all the settings and have it run windowed, am I really playing it?
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
I'm farting right now.
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
I farted in Gamestop today and wasn't blamed!
Jed Whitaker avatarJed Whitaker
I have never farted. #TrueLies
From Must Git Gud avatarFrom Must Git Gud
Getting banned soon!
VIRGO avatarVIRGO
Here's to hoping Nintendo makes mobile games as compelling as Pac-Man 256...
ScreamAid avatarScreamAid
I hate when a new game comes out and D-toid gets flooded with stuff about a game I don't know anything about and I'm just stuck here, sitting with myself and my freeware games...
Dreggsao avatarDreggsao
It is the middle of the night and Yu-Gi-OH is on TV. Are children with insomnia so common these days?
SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
My hair's done did and my Teddie cosplay is officially ready for next weekend's Comic-Con! Do I impress you, Sensei? [img]http://i.imgur.com/ZNlOmMf.jpg[/img]
ShadeOfLight avatarShadeOfLight
Replaying Tales of Symphonia for the first time in years, I only just now realized how random the plot is. Our goals are decided at Lloyd's whimsy, while we get major revelations just 'whenever'. Still a good game, but I'm proud to be #TeamBatenKaitos.
Dr Mel avatarDr Mel
Question Time! What's YOUR MGSV Helicopter music?
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
Today at work, I made a reference to the DK Rap in one of my news pieces. Any day that I get to do that is a good day.
gajknight avatargajknight
Everyone's playing MGSV...and I've just arrived in Skellige in The Witcher 3. At this rate, I'll get 'round to MGSV when the PS7 arrives.
RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
Currently learning Little Trinketry from Valiant Hearts: The Great War on piano. [youtube]http://youtu.be/40fulS_olU8[/youtube]
Retrofraction avatarRetrofraction
MGSV is literally the Skyrim of stealth. 15 hours 3%... #Sneaker'sdelight
ThinMatrix avatarThinMatrix
The Kickstarter campaign is now live for Socuwan – the quirky indie MMORPG created by the community, for the community! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1465468930/socuwan-the-community-driven-indie-mmorpg
ScreamAid avatarScreamAid
Excellent video game OST's for the week (no particular order): 1) Super Stickman Golf 2 2) Lethal League 3) Crypt of the Necrodancer
more quickposts


Contest!


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!



Seriously

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 -