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Initial post: Mar 7, 2013 10:30:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2013 10:32:44 AM PST
Zak Iarih says:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/god-of-war-ascension/critic-reviews

Rev3 (Adam Sessler): www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjIpPUE8epA
Gamespot: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN2FjUOBVEU

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:37:49 AM PST
Zeus Carver says:
God of War Ascension got 5 7/10? DOOMED!

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:44:10 AM PST
Zak Iarih says:
I am disappoint
1 got 94, 2 got 93, 3 got 92, Chains of Olympus got 91, Ghost of Sparta Got 86... And Ascension is setting at 77

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:44:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2013 10:50:42 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
God damn! Sessler went off near the end of his review. Apparently there is a part where you boot stomp a furies face in, and he said that it strayed really close to the border of acceptability in games, but didn't cross it, until he saw the trophy for doing that act which was: Bros before Hos. From there he said that he was sorry that he ever thought God of War was anything more than a frat house joke.

He calls it a "gut punch of misogyny...that makes me ashamed that I ever thought the series was more than a frat house joke to begin with." He said that "the cut scene and the trophy irredeemably sours this game."

His final score is 3/5.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:47:13 AM PST
The bros before hos trophy sounds hilarious. I respect Adam's opinion and think he's a great gaming journalist. But he really needs to lighten up.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:47:55 AM PST
Yeah, that trophy is a new low for the franchise.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:48:35 AM PST
Zeus Carver says:
Looks like I'll be renting this one.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:49:49 AM PST
FOGE says:
I agree with Sess and thats a big qualm I have with God of War and I believe thats why I cant get into it. If they would release the game where you lead the Spartan warrior to kill Kratos in vengeance. I d be more accepting of the series. But they refuse to be bold and go in a new direction which the series desperately needs.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:52:10 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
You get no bonus weapons in this game, instead you just imbue the chains with different elemental attacks. That's a shame, as I think the best weapon to come out of the entire franchise is the Spartan shield and spear you get in Ghost.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:53:21 AM PST
Kirksplosion says:
I watched the Sessler review. Hadn't really paid the game much mind since the multiplayer appeared to be the primary focus, but the game does look quite good. I'll bargain bin it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:53:47 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
Adam seems bitter lately. He ripped apart Sly 4 (2/5). I did't think it was nearly that bad. Just odd for me since he was the one that got me to try Sly Cooper in the first place.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:53:57 AM PST
That was an awesome weapon combo, better then the weapons in any of the other titles

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:53:59 AM PST
DVvM says:
I have to say, I'm pretty uncomfortable with the joke that is the trophy.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:54:07 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:55:36 AM PST
Benpachi says:
I just laugh at the commercial for this, playing it up like you should feel bad for Kratos. Raaaaaaaaaaage! I killed my wife and daughter because I'm a blood thirsty jerk that kills everything I see, raaaaaaage! It was really my fault, but I blame Ares!!! RAAAAAAAAAGE!!! And somehow, they made six games out of that.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:56:10 AM PST
Kirksplosion says:
That was actually the best news to me since I agree with Adam on that one - the extra weapons almost always felt like distractions to me. Different abilities for the Blades of Chaos sounds perfect.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:56:54 AM PST
JWK says:
Gamespot review sums up that the game is very juvenile, but incredibly fun. Pretty much what i expected.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 10:57:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2013 10:58:33 AM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Maybe I'd have to see it in context, but it does sound to be in very bad taste...

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 10:59:11 AM PST
WeaKeN says:
are the other games considered juvenile as well?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 11:00:18 AM PST
Benpachi says:
Just like the "I didn't...but I wish I did!" trophy in God of War III. Just wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 11:06:12 AM PST
Same here, DV.

I just don't understand how they thought that joke was in any way clever or in good taste.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 11:09:34 AM PST
WeaKeN says:
so he kills a fury (female enemy) and people are offended that it says Bros before Hos? i don't get it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 11:11:55 AM PST
Benpachi says:
Well, clearly no woman is offended by being referred to as a Ho, especially after having her face stomped.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 11:13:16 AM PST
WeaKeN says:
i didn't know that this trophy refers to every female human on earth

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 11:14:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2013 11:17:37 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Santa Monica has reached out and admitted it was understandable how it was misconstrued as insensitive at these times where equality is a front and center issue.

So it has decided to update the game and reverse it to give females more power. The Trophy now reads :'Hos before Bronies'

http://www.worldwidestudios.net/santamonica/fratboyhumorYUmad?
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