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God Of War III – The Not So Remastered Version

I don’t know what it is about the God of War series, but I absolutely love these games. It’s way too much fun playing as a powerful demigod with a huge chip on his shoulder. I get to take all of my…I mean…his…frustrations out on all of the demons and hell beasts that come in my direction. Kratos is a world wind of destruction and I enjoy every minute of it. I’m just sorry that it took me this long to get to this point. When I tell you about all of the events that had to take place for me to finally play this game you’ll be flabbergasted. I honestly think that’s the first time I’ve ever used that word in a sentence. Seriously though. I literally just tore off the cellophane from this game one week ago and put the disc into my PS3. I’ve had this game for so long and I’m only playing it now. I can’t even pinpoint when I actually got this game. I remember that my brother-in-law Brandon bought it for me for Christmas. I just can’t seem to remember which year exactly. Now I know I got my PS3 in December 2009. It was my Christmas present to myself. So I would have received it either the following year in 2010 or 2011. It was most likely 2010. Brandon, being the good brother-in-law that he is, would have come up with the idea to add to my slowly growing gaming collection. So I got God of War III just over five years ago. Now let’s put this into perspective. These are all of the pivotal and subsequent events that had to transpire in order for me to finally play this game. Are you ready? Then let’s continue.

My God Of War III Timeline In Retrospect

  • December 25, 2009 – After much deliberation I bought myself a PlayStation 3 for Christmas
  • March 16, 2010 – God of War III released for PlayStation 3
  • PS3 game collection steadily grew
  • December 25, 2010 – Brandon bought me God of War III for Christmas
  • PS3 game collection continued to steadily grow
  • November 13, 2013 – PlayStation 4 released
  • April 4, 2014 – I bought myself a PlayStation 4
  • PS4 game collection steadily grew
  • January 11, 2015I finished God of War: Ghost of Sparta on PSP
  • January 24, 2015I launched this blog!
  • July 14, 2015 – God of War III Remastered released for PlayStation 4
  • September 1, 2015 – I finally played God of War III on PlayStation 3

Fortitude Of A Demigod

By now I hope that you are shaking your disapproving head at me because what I just shared with you is ridiculous, isn’t it? #ICYMI (Hashtag, In Case You Missed It) please allow me to reiterate. Within the last five years of me owning, and not playing this PS3 game, a newer version of the PlayStation launched followed by a remastered version of the very same game that we are talking about. Crazy huh? Time flies when you’re a gaming procrastinator like I am. But that is all in the past. My goal is to still get through my infinite playlist. No game backlog is too daunting. Not for this Gaming Worker. So I’m off to a terrible start. Ghost of Sparta is still the only video game that I’ve completed this year, but I’m not going to give up. Damn the challenges. Just like Kratos I will fight like a god, destroy all of my enemies and come out victorious. Even if my thumb and fingers bleed from all of the button mashing that comes with entertaining a game like this, I will prevail. Spoken like a true god, wouldn’t you say? 😡

Editor’s Note

According to my official Twitter account I have released what seems to be a teaser of a follow up post to my How To Fight Like A God And Destroy All Of Your Enemies Let’s Play series. This slowly, but surely comes as exciting news to you as you have been eagerly waiting to hear about a possible sequel to my aforementioned blog post. At this time no official release date has been confirmed. Stay tuned 😉

My God of War Report

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January 11th 2015 is the day I finally finished God of War: Ghost of Sparta on my PlayStation Portable! This…is…big! Well it is to me because I don’t finish games. I buy them, play for a while and eventually put them down due to other priorities in life. Family, friends, work…you get the idea. Who has time to play and beat a six hour and twenty-five minute game? Yes, that’s right. According to How Long To Beat it should take the average player almost six and half hours to complete the main story in this installment of God of War. Nine hours if you have a more leisurely play style. Six to nine hours is not a long time. Not when it comes to video games. There are games out there that can take thirty to forty hours to complete. I have yet to complete one of those games, but when I do, oh what a blog post that will be. Until that day however we’ll just have to settle for this review about this game.

So how long did it take me to finish this game exactly? Well it’s hard to say because I’ve been nursing GOWGOS for a very long time. A couple of years at the very least. It’s no lie when I tell you that I just don’t finish most of the games I play. As I write this I’m starting to ask myself why. Truth is I have no freaking idea. Why am I buying all of these video games and not completing them? It’s like buying a bunch of must have Blu-ray movies and not watching any of them to the end. Imagine owning Avengers (which happens to be my favourite comic book movie of all time…well that and Captain America: Winter Soldier) and not watching it to the end. Better yet, imagine not seeing how Breaking Bad ended. Even Sir Anthony Hopkins felt compelled to binge watch the tall tales of Walter White. It just wouldn’t happen. We need to see the epic cinematic conclusion and video games are no different. There are multiple characters and a main story to immerse myself in each and every time. Gone are the days of video game procrastination so please allow me to repeat myself. January 11th 2015 is the day I finally finished God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

This game was awesome. Even better than the previous game, God of War: Chains of Olympus. I played both on the PSP and what I liked about both games was that I forgot that I was actually playing them on the PSP. That’s how good the experience was. The PlayStation Portable only has a four and a half inch screen, but my blood thirsty carnage in no way felt like it was small in scale. Should you fell compelled to delve deep into this story of Kratos, a very angry demigod, you should know that both games have also been bundled and ported to the PS3 bringing you God of War Origins the HD Collection. I can’t speak first hand about GOWO, but I imagine it plays just the same, if not better, than the PSP original. Be warned however, these games are button mashers. So be prepared to have sore thumbs and fingers after mini and main boss battles. Nevertheless, my time playing God of War was positive and both are true testaments of how incredible the series is. Rest assured that I will be exploring the world of Kratos even further when I play God of War 3 and God of War: Ascension on the PS3. Both games are near the top of my backlog. So once I get a rhythm going and start knocking off other games I can return to this series and start posting some blood splattering footage for you. Titans and gods beware!

P.S. The game that I’m playing now from my PSP backlog is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker! It’s taken me a while to get used to the gameplay here because with Metal Gear you need to be more stealthy. It’s no button masher like GOW, but I’m having a great time with it. I can see why it got such great reviews and it has totally made me excited for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain! In any case MGSPW will be the last game I play (for the purpose of this blog) on the PSP. I made a promise to myself that after I finish this, and GOW, I would upgrade to a PS Vita! I’ve been itching to get my hands on one ever since a friend at work let me borrow his for one night. So don’t worry because I still plan on posting more of these reviews about my small screen gameplay. It will just be on better hardware. Stay tuned!

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