Amazon Vehicles Back to School Amazon Fashion Learn more Discover it $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Health, Household and Grocery Back to School Totes Amazon Cash Back Offer ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis Florida Georgia Line Water Sports
Customer Review

35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kratos Like You've Never Seen Him Before........In High Def, November 19, 2009
This review is from: God of War: Collection - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
I loved the God of War series and have always thought that the franchise is a major staple in the history of gaming and may single handily define Sony and their consoles. The fairly new anti-hero has established himself as a greatly unique character in the video game world. With his painfully deep back-story, to his constant deception by the gods of Olympus, Kratos is a character that fans can truly appreciate. Within the few years Kratos has existed, he has truly become something remarkable. From the PS2 to the PSP, Kratos has always been one of the most interesting lead characters in a game franchise. However, several years into the PS3 life cycle, Kratos has been absent from the new hardware. Sony has revitalized God of War with this collection so that even those who have purchased newer, non-backwards compatible PlayStation 3 hardware may be able to revisit the games that helped set a new standard for action games.

God of War Collection is just that, a collection of the first two games in the trilogy. The two games tell the story of Kratos' initial deception at the hands of the gods, all the way to his epic confrontation with Zeus himself. The disc features all of the original content from the first two games, but all stored conveniently on one disc. Running in native 720p, as compared to upscaling to 720p via backward compatible units playing the PS2 versions, the games run much smoother than their last generation counterparts. With great anti-aliasing being utilized, the game looks like a new game all on its own. It's almost impossible to think that these were once PS2 games. The one thing that Sony did overlook when producing this game was enhancing the cut-scenes of the game that utilize the in-game engine. These still appear to have the same resolution of the original games since when the game gets to these moments a drastically noticeable drop in resolution occurs. This is just a minor flaw and I can completely overlook it since I still think they look fairly good, just not as good as the rest of the game.

If anyone has not played the first two games of this franchise, then I highly recommend this game. If someone owns the original two games, I also highly recommend this purchase since you will be missing out on trophies and native 720p resolution. The game also comes packaged with a voucher for the demo version of God of War III. So there is really no reason why someone who owns a PS3 should not pick this game up, even if you've played the originals they fail in comparison to this version. If you've ever been interested or intrigued by the series, now is your chance to get the first two parts of the trilogy for the same price it would cost to purchase the two PS2 versions.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-7 of 7 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 21, 2009 11:49:44 PM PST
does it look good on an wide screen HD flat screen 1080p TV?
I mean did they cut from the top and bottom of the picture so it fits? or did stretch the picture?
because I don't know how else would they do it
thats the only reason I'm skeptical about buying this, I mean wouldn't be better if I just played them on my PS2 console?
I'm just afraid it might be a big scam, they probably delayed the release of GOW3 so people buy this instead

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2009 10:49:46 AM PST
nope, it looks great and is still a ton of fun. The only thing that sucks really bad are the in game cut scenes they look worse than PS2 graphics. (not the theatrical cut scenes,those are top notch).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2009 7:29:01 AM PST
I played the original PS2 version on my PS3, and I can confirm that this new PS3 version looks and plays a lot better. The image fills the entire screen (not letterboxed) and the gameplay is buttery smooth (60 fps). Yes, the cut scenes don't really look that stellar, but they serve their purpose (driving the story). The original PS2 version had an option of playing in "high definition", but this PS3 version is "higher" definition if you will. You can still tell that it's a PS2 game. It obviously doesn't have all the particle effects and shadows of a real blu-ray, PS3 juggernaut like Uncharted 2. But if you've got a newer PS3 without backward compatibility, then this is a worthy addition to your collection.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2009 3:13:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2009 3:13:48 PM PST
[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2009 10:13:04 AM PST
DEEZUS says:
he's not saying the particle effects and shadows of a real blu-ray, he's saying it doesn't have the particle effects and shadows of a real blu-ray Ps3 juggernaut like U2.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2009 11:21:01 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
Amir, yes, the games' remastering also made them widescreen. There is no cropping or stretching, it is simply a widescreen image as if it were designed for the PS3.

Posted on Dec 1, 2009 2:44:37 PM PST
C. Johnson says:
Great review; I'm sold. I never had a PS2 and just got my PS3 last year. I was going to just play God of War 3 when it came out, but it looks like I'd be missing out if I didn't get this as well.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details