According to investment company, Cowen and Company, the two big hitting titles from last month are both failing to gain traction at retail and as such they expect them both to miss their sales targets.
Last month saw the release of two should-be blockbuster games from Microsoft and Sony respectively. Each abbreviated as GoW; the latest Gears and God of War are prequels and the fourth main entries in their respective series. Both have silly subtitles, and both have failed to live up to retail expectations.
God of War: Ascension is out locally today, and we thought it was pretty excellent. for the first time, the series features that back-of-the-box bulletpoint multiplayer – but we’re happy to say it’s not some needlessly tacked-on nonsense; it’s actually well fleshed out. Sony will, of course, be supporting that multiplayer through some extensive DLC.
We all know how it plays out. In five titles Kratos has killed gods, titans, the Fates, his peers, innocents and his own family. He is the ultimate warrior, showing no mercy, weakness or compassion. He is rage incarnate, snuffing out the life of everything around him. But under all that rage, all that shouting and unbridled destruction, there is a man. A human.
Gears of War isn’t the only GoW on the way that we are excited about. The next iteration of God of War is also out soon (tomorrow!) on PS3 and we’ve stumbled across a whole smorgasbord of screenshots for the upcoming game.
Next week sees the release of just one of the platform exclusive GoWs; God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3. It tells the prequel tale of the muscly Greek bad-ass before he lest everything, showing that he’s pretty much always been unnecessarily angry. I’ve considered it unnecessary; it’s a story that doesn’t really need to be told, but hey, it’s more God of War, and that’s never a bad thing. So wot’s it like?
It’s about two weeks until we see the next (previous?) chapter in the God of War Saga with the prequel, God of War: Ascension. It’s probably the very last one we’ll see on the current gen – and by all accounts quite nearly maximises the PlayStation 3’s potential . You can now see it for yourself, because the game’s single player demo is now available to all PS3 users worldwide. Sony’s also released a brand new trailer for the game, which you can see after the jump.
I’ve always been absolutely crazy about the God of War games, mostly for the story. So when I saw that there is this video of the first half an hour of the God of War: Ascension single-player campaign I was so conflicted but I clicked it anyway. Want to see? Obviously, there are spoilers.
The highly anticipated God of War:Ascension is the first God of War to include a multiplayer mode which is going into beta today for PSN+ members but more importantly they are also going to be releasing this sexy custom Dualshock 3 when the game is released in March.
When I think of iconic PlayStation characters the first on my list is always Kratos, the original video game bad ass and while the gameplay may be getting a little long in the tooth I can’t bring myself to say anything bad about him. He’s just one of those awesome characters.
I’m probably in the minority here, but I wasn’t exactly enamoured with God of War III. Sure, it was goddamned beautiful to look at, but compared to its predecessor – one of the last great games for the PlayStation 2 as it neared the end of its life cycle – it just didn’t compare. Tired gameplay and a hokey story dragged the whole thing down, in my opinion.
THIS IS… OVERRAATTTEEEDDD! But I had to do it. I just had to. Now that I have that out of my system, King Leonidas (Sparta guy) will be coming to God of War: Ascension in his signature outfit in a 300 DLC.
The next God of War, Ascension, seems to be toying a bit too much with a character that’s been established as a completely ruthless badass. We already know that Kratos will keep his *ahem* weapon sheathed when it comes to women. According to Todd Papy, the game’s director, Kratos will be more “likable” and “somewhat” relatable in Ascension.
No, PC gamers - don misread that thinking that Kratos’ underworld chain-swinging exploits will be coming to your platform of choice. No, this is the other PC- Politically Correct. Though it’s an undeniably violent franchise, Godof War will be backing down a bit; at least as far as violence against women goes.
When it comes to games, Latin America tends to get screwed even more than we South Africans; not only do they get shafted on content, but games also tend to be on the pricy side.
Sony seems to be making it a little better for our South and Central American friends - by giving them this exclusive God of War Omega bundle.
No, you can’t have it.