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God of War: Ascension Demo - Game Review

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Published October 11th 2012


The God of War series is scheduled for another return to the PS3 console with its upcoming title, God of War: Ascension.

Now you might be puzzled, as I was the first time I heard about it., in terms of where the story would go after the way things turned out at the end of the third game. But to clear things up it's a prequel to the series.



Attending the EB Games Expo, 2012, I was able to have the honors of testing out Sony Entertainment's new upcoming title.
Within the demo the story isn't clearly explored, but Kratos arrives on the docks of some ruins, where a terrorizing Kraken plagues the seas. It clearly suggests that later he'll have intentions of gutting the sea monster into sushi.



Moving away from the Kraken you venture towards an island ruins where you encounter goat like soldiers, as well as a new mythological mini boss enemy known as The Juggernaut, a cross species similar to the Minotaur but think of an elephant crossed between a human. I swear Zeus has some serious issues.





These encounters give you the chance to explore God of War: Ascension's combat system, including an execution command that allows you to execute a brutal finishing move once you have depleted your enemy's health, causing a red execution symbol to appear over their head.



As always G.O.W: Ascension always delivers exceptional graphics in its character feature, environmental gameplay as well as its combat play.

The Rage Meter returns allowing you to unleash elemental magic attacks which cause heavy damage by pressing the R1 and L1 buttons to activate.



Quick commands also make a return, as you quickly smash away buttons trying to beat the clock that will either cause you to be killed or have to repeat the process again.

Omega health and magic boxes appear throughout the game as well as red orbs which suggest that an upgrading system will be included in the game which will follow the same level up patterns as the previous games.



There is no doubt God of War: Ascension will be a favorite of 2013, as pre-orders were immediately placed after gamers tested the demo.

God of War: Ascension is scheduled to be released in March, 2013.
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Why? It's the newest God of War Game
When: Released March 2013
Where: Buy it online or in stores
Cost: TBA
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