God of War II
God of War 2 is one of the best games on the PlayStation 2 and this PS3 version is even better! I do not think I have ever started a review off in a more complimentary way than that. This is an absolute masterpiece of a game and took what the first game did and just took it to the extreme.
Will I Find Peace?
The story of God of War 2 is amazing. It takes place right after the first game. Kratos just wants to find peace, but after a betrayal by Zeus. He finds himself filled with more rage and a quest for even bloodier vengeance. The Titan Gia, informs Kratos that he must seek out the Sisters of Fate and then he can not only find revenge but also find peace. It is a wonderful story and one that has many twists and turns, including why Zeus has such an interest in Kratos.
The voice acting and acting, in general, is once again amazing. The PlayStation 2 version looked great. However, the HD remaster that is done for the PS3 is incredible. I really do think that you could make a case that this looks so good, you would believe it was developed on a PlayStation 3 and not a 2.
Would You Look At That!
While Kratos and the various creatures and bosses all look great. It is really the different locations that I feel make God of War 2 stand above its already mighty predecessor. From areas filled with lava, snow and dark dingy areas. You go through so many varied locations that things never get boring.
The CG cutscenes in this game are just gorgeous and not only do they get you very invested in the story. They have been given the same kind of polish that the game graphics have and as a result, it makes the whole experience far grander than it was on the PS2.
Rip Out Their Hearts!
The gameplay of God of War 2 is even more brutal than the first. It plays just like the first game and once again the Blades of Chaos are your main weapons. Many other weapons and spells can be learned and they can all be upgraded as you play. For me though, the Blades of Chaos are the most fun to use and what I associate most with Kratos.
The gameplay is a lot of fun and is very heavily action-based. No matter how many fights you get into the combat is so satisfying that it never once feels old. Kratos plays like a total badass in this game. There are some puzzle sections as well as a part where you are flying on a Pegasus that help keep the gameplay fresh.
You are probably looking at around 10 or so hours to beat the game. I find that this is one of those games that is so much fun to play through that you will probably want to beat it multiple times.
The more I think about it the more I am sure I would actually rate God of War 2 as my favorite game on the PlayStation 2. This version they made for the PS3 is even better thanks to the super-polished visuals. The story is grander than the first, the action more intense and overall it is just an amazing experience and a game I cannot recommend highly enough.
- The story is incredible
- Amazing voice acting
- The CG cutscenes look like a movie
- The action is more bloody and violent than the first game
- It is just so much fun to play!
- As much as I love this I do think 3 and 4 are a bit better
- I legit cannot think of anything bad to say about this game!