I've parked GoW on the HD Collection for a month or so now after not being able to do the final climb out of Hades. |
I couldn't do it on the PS2, either, and the fact there's no save point at the foot of the first column just makes me want punch the game designer in the face rather than complete the game. Last time round my girlfriend did it for me (she's an accomplished platform gamer, unlike myself), but this time I just can't be arsed with it.
She completed GoW2 off the HD Collection yesterday afternoon and from what I watched I don't think the game design improved with regard to save points and harsh punishment for failure in terms of restart checkpoints.
Which is making me wonder if I should bother even starting the second one. I love the epic gameplay and the combat, but I get well fucked off with some of the stupidly masochistic game design.
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infoxicated 1,437 posts
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I never had problems with checkpoints in any game apart from Hades as you mention. It's just some horrible, horrible level design.
Jazzy_Geoff 8,064 posts
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I thought there was a save point at the bottom of the first column, or at least a restart point.
I found it fairly easy to be honest
I found it a bit of a challenge but once I learned the route up it was piss easy.
Trent_Steel wrote:Its not just you it does look better then some PS3 games we get these days.
Is it just me or does GOW2 look better than the majority of PS3 games?
Either way it's the best of a tremendously good bunch.
The best gaming trilogy? IMO YES!!
king26 wrote:until UC 3 comes out and steals the crown ....do the hd remastered versions look really nice then ? Currently playing through the 3rd but I dont think its as good as 2.
The best gaming trilogy? IMO YES!!
They look like slightly cleaned up PS2 era games, nothing more. The scale, art and structure are still impressive, they really are very good games, but they don't look better than any rose-tinted specs already make them and they certainly aren't anywhere close to the 3rd.
picked these up today. isit me or does the gameplay elements look better than the cutscenes.
The cut scenes were not unfortunately converted along with the gameplay, but it's hardly game breaking. Gota love Kratos no matter what though, one of the finest gaming characters ever!
yeah i like his i dont give a fuck what you think or anyone else attitude. although he did get on my nerves in 3.
Picked this up last week, been meaning too for yonks, but never got round to it. I guess i always had that doubt about upscaling older games... but my christ they have done a fine job with this. Looks in places, absoultley wonderful. Now def gonna look at some other 'classics'. The audio is epic as well, really got some oomph to it.
I too never played two, (ps2 got stolen around release date), so i've started one, and i remember some bits, but alot of it i don't, so its a pretty much a new experience again, but it plays so well.
Only two issues are the cutscenes, but i can live with that, and the framerate in places is still a bit all over the place, i really though the upgrade would have ironed that out?
GoW2 had some really bad and very obvious tearing on the ps2 that is something that is fixed in the ps3 version of the game which I'm thankful for.
KayJay 5,325 posts
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...Why aren't we talking about this... :/
God of War Collection: Volume 2 coming 16th September.
It includes both PSP games (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta) spruced up to full HD loveliness for the PS3.
Personally, I thought Ghost of Sparta was really excellent - possibly one of the best PSP games. Chains of Olympus was great, but certainly the weaker of the two, if not the series as a whole...
But having completed 'em both on PSP, I'll wait until it hits bargain-tastic prices
Interesting. Didn't expect those, might grab that.
I hope they put them up for seperate download like they did GoW1&2. This is undoubtedly the milkiest milking that has ever been milked.
RabidChild 2,299 posts
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Hmm, I may have to get GoW 1 & 2. I'm replaying 3 at the moment and thoroughly enjoying it.
It's a shame Kratos is such a dick, though.
They wouldn't be much fun if he wasn't a dick.
GoW 1and2 are excellent - well worth it if you like 3
1,2 and 3 are all excellent, just played through 3 for a second time and found it still as epic as the first time. Looking forward to playing the psp ones in hd now!
I've parked GoW on the HD Collection for a month or so now after not being able to do the final climb out of Hades.
pah! you obviously never played anything like ghosts n goblins if you baulked at that!
This hits the PS Store today apparently? (Volume 2)
If anyone's interested, these look every bit as good as the PS2 conversions. Recommended if you want some more GoW action.
zisssou 1,299 posts
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Just completed Challenge of the Titans.. damn that was a ball ache.
just got this collection and was enjoying it until the fucking QTS left joystick turning!!!! What a load of fuck!!! Rubbish getting rid before I smash it up. Fucking hate these nancy annoying game dev twats. yes I hate god of war now. Feel beter now Iv slagged it off. God of war my arse.
Edited by asho at 02:05:01 04-05-2012
MatMan562 3,159 posts
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To counter balance that, I just got the Platinum Trophy on God of War 2! I'm very proud!
I believe that makes God of War the first series i've ever 100% (achievement/ trophy wise) more than one game in a series. Next up is God of War 3, then maybe the Collection 2 as well.
Just got past that annoying Quick time shite with the joystick thank fuck and back to enjoying this fab game!! Until maybe the next QTE!!! Im 49 for fucks sake my reactions are slowing!!
Right thats fucking it who's the bastard that made this game!! im on hades column an its a fucking joke!! Dont think I can take any more of this crap, I mean Im ganna end up at the funny farm. Is there any cheats for goodness sake!! Anyway I dont like being kratos, he's a right evil git inney.
Hades Column is a real bastard
danathjo 7,868 posts
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Just wait until you've finished that first column. Nice surprise waiting for you
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