God of War Ascension / Version Played: PS3
Sony / Santa Monica Studios / PS3 / March 14th / $99RRP
As with other games in the God of War franchise, God of War: Ascension is set in an alternate version of Ancient Greece populated by the Olympian Gods, Titans, and other beings from Greek mythology. The events are set before those of Chains of Olympus, about ten years before the original God of War. God of War Ascension shows Kratos before he was evil and aims to portray him in a differerent light. The story works well in setting up the stage for the rest of the God of War games however we still hoped for even more backstory. This is the only real disappointment in regards to the story as we still never really see Kratos when his family was still around.
God Of War Ascension looks better than ever. The game constantly pans out to show huge scaled environments which take your breath away. The detail of the enemies, in particular the bosses is incredible. It really brings you into the game and provides a lot of atmosphere.