God of War Chains of Olympus

Discussion in 'PS Vita Forum' started by Pebb, Apr 25, 2007.

Tags:
  1. Pebb

    Pebb
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    13,152
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Eastleigh
    Ratings:
    +829
    Source: Computer and Video Games​


    The first screenshots of the long-discussed PSP God of War, Chains of Olympus have finally emerged on the internet - and if you've got expert digging skills there's a trailer somewhere as well.

    The trailer is hidden deeper than J Allard's wig rack on teaser site Island of Rhodes - though we're hoping it'll soon appear on YouTube for because we can't bloody find it.

    As for the screens - which come care of the hoodlums at NeoGAF - they show off an angry looking Kratos and some ancient temples, of which we're guessing you'll be kicking in the finely-decorated doors of.

    There's no info on the handheld instalment past what we made up over our lunch break yesterday, but we're expecting some sort of official announcement soon.


     
  2. Tejstar

    Tejstar
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    22,998
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +1,150
    The release date for this has been confirmed as 4th March, 2008 in the US.
     
  3. Usama

    Usama
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,477
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +386
  4. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    6,220
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,350
    I have Syphon FIlter Logan's Shadow on pre-order and will deffinetly be picking this one up too.
    What's the release date for God Of War. Also anyone know if Coded Arms 2 is any good and when it's out?

    Slightly off topic.
    I am growing a nice little legit libary for my PSP now:

    God Of War (When it's out)
    Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow (On Pre-Order)
    Ace Combat X (If I win my ebay aution)
    Syphon Filter Dark Mirror
    Tekken Dark Resurection
    WRC World Rally Championship
    World Tour Soccer (Yes I still have it and have never really played it :D)
    Coded Arms 1
    Pursuit Force 1
    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
    Ridge Racer

    All running on the official PSP firmware, it's just so easy to update using the WiFi and risk free compared to the hacked versions plus I only really trusted Dark Alex's firmwares.

    I am still VERY happy with my PSP and still play it as well as my 360.
     
  5. Tejstar

    Tejstar
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    22,998
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +1,150
    All Sony have said is that it will be in "early 2008" and close to the US date.
     
  6. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Is there a demo available anywhere?
     
  7. wafc

    wafc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    705
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Wigan
    Ratings:
    +62
    I believe people who signed up with the official God of War site were able to put their name down for a copy of a demo disc, but I believe that offer has now sadly passed. :(
     
  8. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Can't believe someone hasn't ripped it. The offer was US only I seem to rememebr...
     
  9. mightymaccers

    mightymaccers
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    485
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Herne Bay
    Ratings:
    +131
    I hope you can get the demo off ebay soon, this is the main reason that I bought a PSP - the original game is one of the best that I have ever played.
     
  10. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    amen to that. That entire section at the end in the massive temple place. Amazing. The music too.... feels so epic.
     
  11. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Played the demo now. AMAZING.
    Absolutely no part of the full PS2 experience has been stripped. Controls mapped really well too.
     
  12. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Right I'll give you a brief walkthrough of my opinions.

    First thing you'll notice is the detail level. You've got a screen of cannon fodder coming at you and even with that you've got an amarda in the see off in the distance with flame arrows flying between the coastal port and boats. Excellent. Also you have to shoot a boat down in the distance which gives an indication of the detail right up to the distance graphics.

    Second thing you'll notice is how well the hardware does justice to the game. It feels smoother than GOW1 and the graphics sharper and brighter!

    No loading times enountered.

    The controls feel completely natural within seconds and all are mapped appropriately even without the extra shoulder buttons and right stick.

    For those who want to know, right stick rolling has been replaced with:

    Hold L & R and press a direction.

    This works well, the 2nd boss battle (and yes, this is just from the demo!) really does require this to take advantage.

    Magic is activated by holding a shoulder button and pressing a face button. So it appears that your shoulder buttons act as contextual modifiers. Also noticed that you hammer o for doors and chests now.

    Some omg moments are the fact that the 2nd screen you go to, you get your first boss encounter. Also the scale of the boss is amazing, seeing it plough through the city.

    Also the devs appear to be trying new things to the game, with NPC vs NPC AI going on with Persian vs Greek soldiers. Naturally you just wade in and nail everyone.

    Really glad to see that they haven't been one to say "oh yeah we've stripped the game down to take advantage of the system/make the game more portable". I find that utter rubbish. Like my dismay at the initial reports of Oblivion Travels for the PSP (which removes all the free real world rambling and reduces the game to a dungeon crawler.... this sounds dire, I don't care if the platform is portable, if I have 5 mins free I still want a FULL gaming experience, I can quite happily use the sleep function thank you very much).

    All in all, I think this will see the Syphon Filter grip on #1 game loosened and sit proudly at the top of the pile. If anything can sell a system, this can. And joy of joys, its platform exclusive at the mo!
     
  13. MANGABOY

    MANGABOY
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    3,761
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +290
    Normally I be excited about this coming to the PSP, GOW was a masterpiece. But after GOW2 I'm getting just a little bit bored of Kratos now :boring:
     
  14. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Its really good!

    I haven't played GOW2, but the chance for portable GOW action? Gotta be good. Easily the best looking game on the system yet and the playability is superb. And any exclusives that start to hook people into the PSP has to be a good thing.

    Be intrigued to know the story to it more, whether it carries on with the Greeks vs Persians thing. Plus will be nice to know if the game has any more grand set pieces like that temple on the back of Kronos from the 1st game.

    If you've got CFW, get on a site and DL it and check it out. 330ish mb.
     
  15. quidditys_shore

    quidditys_shore
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,006
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    middlesbrough
    Ratings:
    +148
    I was really looking forward to this game for xmas (on both mine & the other halfs list!) but as its been put back i've found another game as a stop gap until its out! picked up ghost rider for £5 2nd hand and lost it straight aways when the missus saw that it played a bit like GOW! its an ok game, bit of racing added as well and its as close as you'll get to kratos until next year!
     
  16. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    6,220
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,350
    I really can't recommend Sega Rally enough as a stop gap, also Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow will be out...........next month now :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I had a look on ebay and couldn't find the God Of War demo UMD?? But I DID find and downloaded Full Auto 2 Battlelines demo from the US PSP site.
     
  17. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Custom firmware + UMD rip

    ;)
     
  18. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    6,220
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,350
    Yeah I can't do that anymore. I got out of that game when Dark Alex quite, or so I thought so I now stick with the official firmware and buy the games LOL. Does anyone have an ebay source you can buy the demo off?
     
  19. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Dark Alex turned out to be M33.... so all the last lot of firmwares were by him! :D

    No clue about a UMD version though :(
     
  20. Mr-Bananas

    Mr-Bananas
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    2,508
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +397
  21. Moogle

    Moogle
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Messages:
    13,751
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +1,398
    I downloaded the God Of War PSP demo off the PS3 US PSN store today and put it on my PSP. I've only had a quick go at it but it looks simply amazing and I can't tell the difference between that and God Of War 2 on the PS2. I'm really looking forward to this along with Patapon and FFVII Crises Core. i haven't bought a game for my PSP or even used it at all in months but these games have put a new lease of life into it. LOL. :D
     
  22. xist

    xist
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    504
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +58
    Patapon was released last Friday!
     
  23. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    Oh yeah, its utterly faithful to the 'big' versions of the games. I can't wait to get a hold of that and Crisis Core.
    I wonder if FF:Dissidia is going to be good too?
     
  24. achoudry

    achoudry
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,927
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Doncaster
    Ratings:
    +411
    i've just completed god of war 2 about a week or so ago. i enjoyed it even more than god of war. i've definitely not had enough of it and look forward to getting chains of olympus!
     
  25. iddqd

    iddqd
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,024
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +179
    Do i ideally need to play GoW 1 & 2 before this? It's a franchise that surprisingly I've yet to play!
     
  26. xist

    xist
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    504
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +58
    Well Chains of Olympus is a prequel so i'd imagine aside from a couple of in-jokes you'd be good to go with this as your first GoW experience.....but if you have a PS2 don't miss out on the original two games as they are two fine examples of superb PS2 gaming.
     
  27. Widge

    Widge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,005
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +132
    ...and apparently its even better than the PS2 versions, with the lack of 2 shoulder buttons working in a postive way for playability! :D
     
  28. wafc

    wafc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    705
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Wigan
    Ratings:
    +62
    Is this game released on 28th March in all countries? Or can we pick up the US version any sooner?

    Played the demo which I downloaded to my PS3 from the US PSN Store and the game seems fantastic for a handheld game.
     
  29. Del Boy Smiffy

    Del Boy Smiffy
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2004
    Messages:
    6,531
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Yeovil
    Ratings:
    +418
    I tryed to put it on my PSP but it came up with a warning, my PS3 and PSP are both UK machines.
     
  30. wafc

    wafc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    705
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Wigan
    Ratings:
    +62
    Mine are both UK machines but it worked fine with no warnings etc.
     

Share This Page

Loading...