I’ve always been fascinated with the God of War series, I’ve never played any of them but I do note the incredible action scenes that’s always on display. Finally I got my hands on this God of War series and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I picked up the story at the 3rd and final arc.
As with previous games, God of War III is set in an alternate version of ancient Greece populated by Olympian Gods, Titans, heroes, and other characters from Greek mythology. The game is set across several locations on the fictional Mount Olympus, including the Tomb of Ares, the ancient city of Olympia, the Path of Eos, the Labyrinth, several areas of the Palace of the Gods, such as the Forum and Hera’s Gardens, and the Underworld and Tartarus.
The Tomb of Aresâ€”housing the former God of War’s remainsâ€”and the city of Olympia lie on the sides of Mount Olympus. Just beyond the city is the Path of Eos, a hidden cavern near the foot of Olympus. The Palace of the Gods is the home of the Olympians, and features the Forum (a small coliseum), Hera’s Gardens, and the chambers of Aphrodite and Poseidon. The Labyrinth is a large aerial puzzle constructed by the architect Daedalus to imprison Pandora in the Caverns of Olympus, home of Skorpius and its offspring. The Underworld, ruled by Hades and divided by the River Styx, is the realm of the dead. Hades’ palace contains the remains of his wife, Persephone, who was killed by Kratos in Chains of Olympus. The Underworld is also home to statues of the three Judges of the Underworld, who hold the Chain of Balance connecting the Underworld to Olympus. Tartarus is the prison of the dead where the Titan Cronos was banished after Kratos retrieved Pandora’s Box from Pandora’s Temple (which is chained to the Titan’s back) in God of War.
God of War III is no ordinary 3rd person. The most striking feature about GOW is that each weapon comes with many combo moves and each weapon can be upgraded.
Some weapons are more effective than others, depending on the situation. Now the problem is whether you remember all of them. I only take note of the ones I like and in many cases the situation looks more like random button mashing.
I started the game at the harder difficulty setting but it turned out to be too tough at one of the bosses and I had to go easy mode.
Easy mode is not all that easy, some scenes had me reloading the game countless times. Consider the fact that I am a competent gamer, the average person would have difficulty even on easy mode.
The only thing I didn’t like about the game is the camera angle that is pre-placed so there will be scenes where you find a little uncomfortable to control.
My advice to anyone picking up this game is that you must complete it ASAP, if not you will return with little to no memory of certain key moves, like how to hop on a harpy.
Graphics and Audio
Needless to say the remaster of content made the game PlayStation 4 worthy. Love the lighting, the fight scenes and the character design.
The game is violent in nature and in some scenes you will see breasts so take note when playing this game around minors.
Audio wise the game is excellent, not just in voice acting but in the soundtrack and sound effects as well, all of it come together to present an excellent cinematic experience.
God Of War III Remastered remains as a classic, one that is enhanced to bring visual quality to PlayStation 4 level.