God of War: Chains Of Olympus -PSP-
Review by Pete April 6, 2010
God of War: Chains Of Olympus meets the same standards as its two predecessors on the Playstation 2, which is an amazing accomplishment, but the adventure ends all too soon. I beat the game in just 3 or 4 short sittings.
I enjoyed myself very much so while playing GoW:COO, and the controls translate very comfortably to the PSP stystem. You’ll use the built in analog stick to move Kratos around, and the button arrangement for everything else is almmost the same as the other 2 games. There is no “l2″ and “r2″ on the PSP, you have to hit both the R+L buttons at the same time for certain movies.
It really is amazing how good this game looks. I was totally blown away by what the guys an Sony were able to pull off. GoW:COO is the best looking game on the PSP system by a mile, and nothing even comes close to it. The PSP system itself it pretty much a marvel in my opinion. Its so small, but its capable of producing such good looking games like this one and FF7:CC. Maybe its just me, but I really get dazzled by the technology they can cram into such small handhelds like the ipad, iphone, and PSP.
GoW:COO’s story is set between the events of GoW1 and GoW2. Like always, I don’t want to spoil any of the plot, but you can be certain that it will include killing lots of undead soldiers, harpys, medusas, and minotaurs in order to please the will of the gods. The story for GoW:COO sets itself apart for me, by including more of Kratos’ past and involving his family more. Its forces you to make some serious moral decisions for the benefit of your family.
The game features full orchestrated musical score like all of the other games. And the same great voice actors come back again.
Like I said, I really enjoyed myself while playing GoW:COO. You can check my review for the GOW1&2 collection that was released on the PS3, and all of these games are high quality products. GoW:COO is a brutal game, that if you don’t have it and you own a PSP, you’re really doing yourself a disservice. Unfortunately the game is very short, and unless you play it again on a harder difficulty, there is not tons of hours of gameplay. Some will feel that they didn’t get their moneys worth. So, GoW:COO gets a 4/5
-pete April 6, 2010