While I won't have much of a chance to play it today I'm quite excited that it's here. Tomorrow I'm going to devote a few hours to it.
Tonight I'm bringing over the lady and kid and think I'm going to have to hide the Game/Statue because he is going to want to play with both. The thing about 7 year old's is that if it looks like a toy they think it should be a toy. Every time he comes over he questions why I have so many toys if I won't ever take them out of their package and play with them. "That's stupid."
|The Steelbook case|
|The Box it all came in|
I absolutely love the God of War Games.
I was a little late to get into them but when I started playing I became instantly hooked. As far as action games going the teams that developed GoW and Kratos knocked the action out o the park. I'm not strictly referring to the look and feel of the game but I'm talking about the controls as well. Everything flows so well and it all works beautifully and since that time other games have tried to copy/adapt the system in order to fit other games (and none of them work nearly as well).
Dante's Inferno was a strict God of War knock off done by EA and while it was fun it was no where near as good (control wise).
The last console version of Castlevania owe's much of itself to God of War as well. The control scheme completely changed from what it was before to the GoW Adaptation that it became trying to still cash in on it's old (successful) name but capturing a new audience familiar with this type of new action.
So, here's to you Ascension. The 6th game in the franchise and the first with multiplayer action (which I expect to hate). I'm going to have to play the multiplayer just because I want to get the Platinum Trophy for every GoW game, but I can't wait to rip into the single player campaign.
I think I just found what is going to slow down my comic book reading for a while :)