Sessler's Soapbox: God of War III

Posted: March 9, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: God of War III
Adam sits down to dig into the reasons why he enjoyed playing God of War III so much, and what makes it such memorable game.

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  • TD_ThA_MoNsTa

    I truly can't wait for God of War III to hit store shelves. It was one of the reasons on why I bought a PS3, and to hear that it's as great as Uncharted 2 is making me thankful for investing the 40 bucks extra for the Ultimate edition. Also, curious to see the Sony GDC press conference tomorrow. I've got a feeling that 2 things are going to happen during this press conference; 1) Most likely see a demonstration of the new new motion controller for the PS3 coming this fall. 2) A huge game annoncement. Whether it's the return of a classic Sony franchise making its return on the PS3 in glorious HD, or an ambitious new IP coming in the distant future. Just won't know till tomorrow.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 11:56 PM
  • friendofbud666

    This game is incredible, the demo was good but doesn't do the actual game any justice. Ripping through it right now!

    Posted: March 9, 2010 11:54 PM
  • firefist

    Keep up the great work Adam! Really enjoy your reviews.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 9:56 PM
  • Fex_Anderson

    Already had it preordered, but I've mentioned before that Sessler's enthusiasm is infectious. So, right now all I'm thinking is "UGH!!! I WANT IT!!!"

    Posted: March 9, 2010 9:00 PM
  • T30

    i did order a ps3 just for this game,omg this game looks incredibles.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 8:15 PM
  • Minotaur877

    Another great vid, Adam. And I will definitely be glued to my computer screen for The Feedback tomorrow with you and the gang, and GDC at 4pm.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 8:05 PM
  • DrowNoble

    I loved the God of War series, but IF the 3rd installment is only 12ish hours that's a let down. The replay value is quite limited. If beat it once, it's not like an rpg where I'll replay it to make different decisions to create different outcomes.

    My personal tastes this is a game I'll rent and LOVE every minute I'm playing and then return it with satisfaction. I can't see myself buying a game that I'll only play once, even if I will thoroughly that one time.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 7:52 PM
  • brennahan

    Ok. I've been seeing a fairly common trend in video games lately. I've been noticing that many of the games that come out recently have a different play feel to them. I feel like in most games now I have less choices of what i can and can't do. I'm seeing this trend in games like FF13 and the "In development" Command and Conquer. A prime example of what is really mean is the Mass Effect series. I've played both 1 and 2 and i thought they were both exceptional games. However, I'm inclined to say that I likes 1 more mainly because I felt like i was able to do a lot more than in the second one. I also felt like i was being pulled along the storyline more in the second one than in the first one. In God of War 3 Adam Sessler mentions that the game felt fast pace and that it is a fine art in video games to do this successfully.

    My main question is, Is there a sweet spot between the game leading the player and the player leading the game? And if so, what reasons would developers have for deviating from that?

    Posted: March 9, 2010 7:48 PM
  • infinitytomorrow

    Glad we shared the same thoughts on this one, Adam

    Posted: March 9, 2010 7:11 PM
  • awalker

    Zuuuuuuuuuuuuues!!!!!! I can't wait to get this game!

    Posted: March 9, 2010 6:49 PM
  • FLP_B01

    Another great Soapbox Mr. Sess!!

    Posted: March 9, 2010 6:38 PM
  • A-Bittersweet-Life

    GOW3 is man's game!

    Posted: March 9, 2010 5:45 PM
  • bmben

    Adam, great review. I wasn't the biggest GOW fan...planned on playing it, but not so uber-excited as most. But you sold it on me. Example of really really bad pacing: Assassin's Creed 2 (and the DLC just made it worse). Great game regardless, but pacing needs to become a central element to narrative gaming. 5 out of 5 for Sessler's Soapbox this week.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 4:41 PM
  • Theory11

    I love Adam's reviews and just listening to him talk about good games. I think what Adam has that it seems a lot of other reviewers (not necessarily on this site but just in general) don't have is simply that Adam has so much fun playing the games and he has such a way of conveying that excitement and sense of fun into his comments. Anyways, I'm really looking forward to getting this game. I'm glad it's as good as I had hoped it would be.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 4:30 PM
  • StarWars_Enigma

    I like how they cross-promote the stuff that they do. Like they mention Sessler's Soapbox at the end of Feedback and vice versa. Thats really smart on their part, thumbs up G4!

    Posted: March 9, 2010 4:07 PM
  • deathbydecay

    bought heavy rain,preordered god of war 3,and paid off my preorder for just cause 2 today. march is turning out to be a great month.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 3:41 PM
  • jleack

    Great video Sessler. This game looks like a real masterpiece to be remembered.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 3:18 PM
  • tsep23

    I would like to congratulate Adam Sessler for being one of the few writers in the video game industry who is not a 360 fanboy. That hasn't always been the case but like the PS3, you seemed to have turned a corner in 2009. I can't say the same for the other G4 staff though. Hopefully, things will change soon. Sony is looking like the powerhouse it once was this year.

    Posted: March 9, 2010 2:15 PM
  • thePcgamer

    I need a PS3 so bad...

    Posted: March 9, 2010 2:10 PM
  • megaclank89

    i find the game 2 be a bit of the same thing as 1 and 2, but it is still 1 of the beat games and the images r amazing!

    Posted: March 9, 2010 2:03 PM