So in case you didn’t know it, this is big – as in Mount Olympus big. Released today, God of War III is to the PS3 what Halo 3 was to Microsoft’s Xbox 360. It’s a massive action hit and the title has Sony fanboys and button-mashers everywhere with their knickers in quite the twist. If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, the player assumes the titular role of, Kratos, a mortal hell-bent on revenge against the gods who duped and betrayed him. Oh, and it’s worth noting that Kratos is a former Spartan captain who makes the guys from 300 look downright sissified.
The game doesn’t stray far from the well-executed path of the previous two installments in the series (available in a remastered edition, in case you’re new to the series). That means beating the ever-loving crap out of anyone or anything that gets in your way. Impressive combos and some challenging platforming feature as well, all in betwixt boss battles that are staged on a heretofore unseen scale. The promise of seamless loading (no waiting) and 1080p carnage finds us sorry that this title concludes the trilogy. Still, we’ll always have the Parthenon.
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