God Of War 3 Remastered Review
God Of War 3 is now on the PlayStation 4 and it’s in a completely remastered state, with upgraded graphics and everything you would expect from the latest generation of PlayStation games. God Of War 3 was a much beloved game on the PlayStation 3 and the series has legions of fans who not only enjoy playing this game, but also the whole series of God Of War games.
God Of War 3 Remastered Trailer
For those who have already played through the game on the Ps3 then you’ll know exactly what to expect from this games storyline but for those who are new to the series and to this game in the series such as myself, you may want to know a bit about it. Basically you play as Kratos who is on a mission of vengeance against the gods of Mount Olympus and wants to take them all down. Kratos is a very angry and brutal character that is determined to kill all of those in his path in order to get to where he wants to go, which will only end in taking down Zeus himself. But will he be able to do it? You’ll have to play through the game to find out.
As a person who is completely new to this series, it was a bit difficult to grasp the context for all that was going on and why Kratos was the way that he was in this game. But luckily you don’t really need to have played the previous games in the series to enjoy this iteration, as the story is fairly simplistic. It almost plays out exactly like a Mortal Kombat game would, with Kratos fighting boss after boss, as well as fighting a few waves of enemies and solving some puzzles in between bosses, all on the way to Zeus.
The gameplay is the biggest factor and one of the best points in God Of War 3’s favor. In this game the gameplay is particularly well done and it’s also insanely fun. Much of the fighting that you do is done from a third person perspective and generally involves a lot of button mashing to get through each stage. But if you are willing to, there are moves you can learn using certain combinations of the square, triangle, L1, L2, R1, R2 buttons. There are also quite a few finishing moves that utilize quick time events and some of them are quite brutal when executed and are great fun to watch. In the game there is also a basic leveling up system in which you can upgrade your weapons as you go on, although it may have been nice if this was a bit more detailed or if there was more to read about each weapon in more detail.
For those coming into this game for the graphics, they are all fairly well done. Similarly to The Last Of Us Remastered which is also on the PS4, everything is at 60fps and looks quite a lot better than it did when it was on the PlayStation 3. Whether or not this is enough for people to want to buy the game a second time really deserves a lot of thinking as it doesn’t exactly scream out to me, buy this now!!! But for those who haven’t played either of those games, it certainly does make it appealing since you’re bound to have a good experience graphically. God Of War 3 is a fairly nice looking game and the larger scenes and boss battles all look great on the PS4. That’s not to say it’s the best looking game on the system though and as far as remastered games go, I do think The Last Of Us Remastered is still the best looking game and best game to buy, but this isn’t so far behind.
Being a person who adores ancient history and loves reading ancient Greek mythology, I had a tremendously good time with God Of War 3. While not everything is 100% correct and characters aren’t exactly as they should be, the artwork and especially the opening sequence with the black and gold colour scheme were all done particularly well. As a person who hasn’t played any of the games in the series, I’m curious to go back and play the others now and explore this world much more. God Of War Ascension is soon to hit PlayStation plus and for those wanting to read a review you can find ours right here.
A particular high point in this game is the music. There are so many great tracks in this game to listen to and they were all so well chosen for each point in the game that they were played. Sounds such as the weapons noises and also the voice acting were well done and each character had a very animated persona that set them apart from each other character which was also good.
Similar to an ancient Greek epic, God Of War 3 remastered is a game that is exactly that. Now that it’s been given a bit of an upgrade and is at 60fps on the PS4, it’s even more enjoyable for the players. Some of the developers say that this is the best way to play this game and that may just be part of their marketing, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t true. This is definitely a very fun game to play and for those who enjoy third person fighting games, a bit button mashing and also have an interest in Greek mythology, then this is certainly a great game which covers all those wants and delivers them all as well.