More of a Descension than Ascension.
God of War: Ascension is a game that I had a hard time getting excited for. For me, God of War 3, capped off the saga of Kratos on the right note. It was bittersweet to see the story end, but it did so on an epic (and violent) note. Instead of the series continuing with a new protagonist or mythology, we have a prequel to a story that I felt pretty comfortable with already. Ascension ends up being a sadly mediocre game, and I expected more.
Will Kratos' latest tale grow stale?
Upon learning about the direction of God of War: Ascension, I was hesitant to fully back this game. Instead of re-inventing the series, or continuing from the somewhat ambiguous ending of the third installment, Ascension was to be yet another prequel that would tell I was already familiar with. While the plot of the game still screams “useless filler” to me, my time with the game reminded me why God of War was so good to begin with. The absurdly high production values, a simple and stylish combat system, and larger than life set pieces in this thirty minute demo roused my interest in the series once again.
The collection of thatgamecompany games will also include some extra content.
Further details on last week's announced Journey Collector's Edition have been revealed. It seems that we won't have to wait long for the compilation of flOw, Flower and Journey as it will hit store shelves in August as previously speculated, specifically August 28, 2012. The first disc-based release for thatgamecompany will be released in conjunction with Sony's Santa Monica Studio, will retail for $29.99 and will come packed with some interesting extra features.
Highlights include a new title from Quantic Dream and demo of The Last of Us.
Sony's press conference this year started off with a bang with a video that served as an overview of what would be shown. The video featured a stable of first party titles as well as some functionality announcements. Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 3 also made their presence known.
A fractured Warhawk community is the cause for the free content.
Starhawk was released yesterday for the PlayStation 3 and with the release of a launch trailer comes this announcement from the PlayStation Blog. Starhawk will have downloadable content in the future and while some will be paid content, the map packs will be free to everyone.