Wednesday, March 5, 2008

God of War: Chains of Olympus First Impressions

After playing through the first couple hours of the new God of War game for PSP I've gotta say: I'm impressed. Granted, by all accounts I'm already a third of the way through the game, but it's been a fun ride so far. The production values are top notch and the art design is fantastic. This isn't just a great looking PSP game, it's a great looking game in general. Some of the environments are just epic, which is quite a feat to pull off on a tiny screen where things tend to make you feel claustrophobic. It's not perfect, there's some screen tearing and jaggies, the kind of things that just go with the territory on PSP, but everything just looks so awesome that you don't really notice. Great art direction goes a long way.

I never made it all the way through the first God of War, but I will definitely be finishing this one. Moreover, it's got me interested in finishing up the first game and starting on God of War II. After seeing what a God of War game looks like on PSP I can't even imagine how incredible a PS3 game could look.

I'll have a review sometime next week.

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