Sunday, May 13, 2007

God of War II

I apologize for not getting these comments up sooner - just too much else going on! I finished God of War II awhile ago now, and yet it's still in my head. How many games can you say that about? If you've played the first one, then you are going to feel right at home here. The game definitely feels more like a straight evolution of the first one, and truly, that's what we were all looking for I think. I didn't want to have to relearn a bunch of things and feel like the developer was just trying to do something new for the sake of doing something new. That doesn't mean there aren't new things - flying on Pegasus for example is new, if not a little short. The threesome mini-game is back (though not much different) and there are more boss encounters although only the first one is what I would truly call epic. This game definitely starts out on a high note but in some ways, never quite gets back to that level of awesomeness. There are a couple of frustrating moments, but overall this game delivers what we were all expecting: one hell of a lot of fun. A 9.5 out of 10!