God Of War III: Six Reasons why it can fail or be a success

Posted By | On 10th, Oct. 2009 Under Editorials, Website | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

God of War has been undoubtedly Playstation’s premier franchise. With God of War I and God of War II both selling a combine five million units, Sony had to pull out a sequel for the PlayStation. God of War III is the final chapter in the trilogy and it will finally explain why there are no more Greek Mythologies. We have seen this game at E3, TGS, SDCC and other events this year. To be honest with you guys that the game is coming off really well, but there are certain shortcomings as well. We take a look at the bad and the good about the game so far.

The Bad:

1. Gameplay is pretty much recycled from God of War II:


Recycled action is a big NO!

God of War II was a great game. But the major issue I had with the second part was the combat was very much similar to what we had seen in the original.And looks like God of War III will follow what God of War II followed. The same button mashing, button pop action will be present, which really feels pretty old and recycled. I really don’t know if there is going to be a change in the final game, but I am sure that’s not going to happen.

2. Number of Boss Battles needs to go Up:


We need more of this!

The original two had some phenomenal boss battles. The only weak point is that there were about two in the first game and as far I can remember there were about three in God of War II. I really want that number to be increased to at least six in the sequel. See I am not sure about how other gamers think on this issue, but me as a gamer love more number of boss battles ( Metal Gear Solid series anyone?). So I hope we really have some more number of boss battles this time around. Also i would love them to be a bit innovative. Not just hack n slash. A bit of innovative thinking in boss battles like in Metal Gear Solid.

3. No David Jaffe:


The game might miss this genius!

Believe me or not, David Jaffe is one of the most talented video game designer around. His team did a wonderful job on the first two games. I am not sure how the new team will pull it off. The game plays and looks stunning, no doubt about it. But I will like to see whether God of War III will miss David Jaffe’s brilliant mind.

The Good:

1. Stunning Vistas:


One of the best looking games around for sure

Hands down, this game is going to like a million bucks. Have you guys ever noticed the detail on Kratos’s arm plates and his armor. Just check that out closely. The team at Santa Monica are doing an awesome job in pushing the Cell processor and definitely the results are showing. We are still about five months away from launch so more polish should be expected.

2. More Blood and Brutal ways to kill your enemies:


This is going to be violent and bloody!

God of War is not for the weak heart. In the original you had to burn a man alive. In the sequel you have to rip eyes off. Now in the third, the developers have taken that a step ahead. You will be ripping off horns, take on big monsters and somewhere ripping off head of a live guy. God of War III is going to be brutal, bloody and violent. The reason: Kratos is damn angry.

3. Music and Plot:


Great sound will accompany the action

What I really love about video games is their plot. We gamers get engrossed in the game of it has an emotional side or a really good story. The first two had really good stories in which Kratos kills his family and than Athena.This time he has vowed revenge against his father. The sound in the series has been phenomenal. Its really up to the level of Hollywood movies and the third part will follow the same.

So folks what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • PP

    Dante’s Inferno blows God of War 3 to smeatherings in game play and graphics.

    • I have to disagree mate..

    • Guy

      i’d also have to disagree… God of War III looks a lot better than Dante’s Inferno. I’m really looking forward to both but I want GoW III way more than the latter.

  • jmdj

    Hmm… The only point i agree with in the bad section is the developer. A new development team is a risky move. And maybe the recycled gameplay it doesnt bother me that much. But i guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Personally i think that it’s going to be a hell of a game and i think that april is a long way to wait… but… no choice.

  • Vengeance1138

    GOW3 is gonna rape Dante’s Inferno so hard, s’gonna be fun to watch the carnage.

  • dante

    yeah the whole gameplay was disappointing THE ANGRY BALLET DANCER “aka kratos” doing the same tricks as GOW 1 and 2 he even dash like monkey !! man he can even double jump without anything ! thats soo ps one era !!

    just wait for DMC5 thats my game !!

    • name

      ahhh you mean that game that betrayed their main character and flopped in some kid who has never ever even been referenced in a DMC game?
      the game that went so far off the story line i felt it was a new IP.
      capcom have become cheap money grubbing bastards, i guarantee you DMC5 will more than likely have less of dante as DMC4 and more off railed than DMC4.
      they have just gone greedy, they have destroyed their 2 best franchises.
      DMC3 and resident evil 4 are 2 of my favorite games of all time, i was so so so excited for DMC4 and resi 5 than capcom came along and shitted all over their own series.
      and for what?

  • Ed

    God of War 3 really has the potential. To say it could fail is not a though entering my mind because the first time Jaffe saw it, he said “Holy, holy, f**king hell!” as in that is a great game. When you hear him say that, there is something amazing there

  • mega huh?

    Okay, I’m excited for Dante’s Inferno, but seriously “DI Blows GoW3 … in GAMEPLAY?”

    I’m sorry, lets see here,
    – character slows slow down when when he jumps to do an ariel combo, check
    – a weapon which extends out from the hands, check
    – orbs on kills, check
    – hit meter, awarding 2 orbs per 5 or 10 hits reached in the combo, check
    – exact same button layout, check
    – guys come out of ground, check,
    – QTE segments with massive bosses, check
    – press Circle to kill an enemy savagely, check
    – when you kill said enemy savagely, the camera angle changes for the best possible view, check

    So basically the dev team used all the gameplay queues from Santa Monica …

    There’s room for both these games to co-exist. But get your head out of Ballmer’s ass and smell some fresh air for once. Games are games. Gears and God of War exist, for gamers to play them.

  • Mii

    Jaffe didn’t direct GOWII.

  • What?

    Your argument is just stupid.

    1) how do you know the gameplay is recycled, have yo played it? so far they have shown about five things that you couldn’t do in any of the previous ones.

    2)How do you know how many boss battles their are, so how can you say that it needs more?

    3)David Jaffe was not the lead director/developer of God Of War 2, he was only in for the first one

    you really have nothing here since the game isn’t even near finish, and it hasn’t came out yet. :/

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  • yo

    Changing the button mashing gameplay will not make it god of war, which many fell in love with in the first place. Anyone who thinks of god of war as anything other than a masterpiece is a silly kid who should suffice with barney!

    What the heck is dante’s inferno? I hardly remember stuff from the trailer

  • name

    1 GOW is one of the best most highly praised games to this day, how many years after release?
    seriously the gameplay in halo has been the same since halo 1.
    the gameplay in gears of war 2 is the same as gears 1.
    the gameplay in forza 3 is the same as 1 and 2.
    almost every sequel has the same gameplay, and i dont see anyone complaining about them.

    2 im sick of games that have a boss battle every level or 3 every level like NGS2.
    infamous is the best game i have played this year, that had the perfect amount of boss battles.
    1 every 3 chapters is more than enough theres no need for more than that.

    3 your obviously forgetting STIG AMMUSSEN is leading designer on this and he worked with david on the first and second.
    david was not the only father of god of war.

  • abds

    all of you guys forgot about riding titans into hoards of enemies and we get to kill zeus and the new crestus also riding an cyclone come on does DI have anything like that also looke at the graphics and the violence and the blood and gore and the powers hey can you rip a mans head and use as a light source and to uncover secret doors and the double jumping why didn’t anyone say any thing about the prince of i don’t no something ha the prince who never dies so either you all hate Sony and the ps3

  • Matt


  • Christian Burrell

    Let’s face it, this game won’t fail. With God of War’s fan base, this game failing is not really a possibility.

  • Fraught

    I don’t agree with recycled gameplay, and I’d like to add this little saying to prove my point – “why fix something that isn’t broken?”

    God of War’s gameplay is great, so there’s no need for change. And what else could they change than new weapons, what they are already going to do?

    And yeah, I agree with the David Jaffe reasoning, but we’ll see what happens when he’s not handling the development.

  • Gemini

    ,guyz,guyz listen! pay attention if you let us down just like the new theme that developed the messed up version of the snakes subsonic then there will be chaos, I m not jocking I mean it. We are counting dayz one by one for GOW 3 come up with something to make us feel the power ,da destruction of Olympus.

  • Pixolator

    It didn’t fail, and it wouldn’t with such a talented team behind the project, it became a great game. Everything well designed, great platform play and boss figths as always, GOW3 was a beast.

  • tareq salah

    the only thing that i hated about this game was zues’s fight. thats it. zues should have been the most epic fight in all the series yet he was small and week and just not fun to fight like hades. other wise this game was stunning


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