Obscenely complicated, punctuated by flashbacks and packing more cameos than an episode of Extras, God of War is a soap opera saga worthy of any Greek legend. With God of War III’s 19th March release date almost upon us, we reckoned you lot might need a bit of a catch-up when it came to the ins and outs (and we’re not just talking about the QTE shagging here) of Kratos’ eventful past...
A couple of caveats, though.
Sex minigames have become a sort of tradition in God of War games; ever since Kratos's infamous encounter with two women in the first game, it's become expected, even mandatory, that he get it on with at least two chicks in every game he stars in. For a little while, though, it looked as though God of War III was going to do away with the concept entirely – and as we played through the game for our review with no
A lot of people are complaining about the length of God of War 3, claiming it takes 8 hours to finish. We reckon it takes between 10-12 depending on the difficulty setting, but it's definitely somewhere around there.
Considering the game isn't even out yet, these complaints arguably say more about what people expect for their money than they do for the quality of the game itself.
So tell us - how much
Ungames, God of War III exalted, Final Fantasy XIII defended and Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver gets done a prfoundly goofy disservice
Ever wondered who's bigger out of God of War's Gaia and the Riftworm from Gears of War 2? Of course you have. That's why we've created pretty much the biggest image on the interwebs to showcase the biggest baddies in games and how they match up to each other size wise. Click on either of the preview images below to see the image in all its gargantuan glory.
On this week's TalkRadar UK podcast: What we hate about games. What you hate about games. Plus, topical lenticular chat, flirty or dirty? And an exciting debut for the GamesRadar Hotline. It's hot!
While playing a bit of Spirit Tracks I bumped into a tiny old man named Niko, who’s apparently been a part of Link and Zelda’s watery quests since the Wind Waker days. After that revelation shook its way through my bones, I realized, oh hey, his name’s Niko… as in Niko Bellic!
26 more cases of "Oh, that's interesting" inside!
Last night I finished Just Cause 2. My lasting memories of the game will be its incredibly beautiful world, the massive array of brilliant vehicles to drive/pilot and the amount of stuff you can mindlessly blow the shit out of. But there'll be a sadness there too. Despite these thrills the boss battles kicked me hard in the balls due to their unbelievably mundane, by-the-numbers exploits. So what is it with game’s frequently missing the target with boss fights?
Alright, so obviously having your games displayed in native 1080p doesn't matter like, say, remembering never to cross the streams if you and a friend ever find yourselves firing proton packs. Still, there's a little pixel whore inside all of us who demands attention, wants to be bought nice things and always desires that slightly higher resolution in her games.
She died a little having to play the sub HD Halo 3, Modern Warfare 2 and Alan Wake, then wept for joy when she realised she could play Full Auto 2: Battlelines and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 1080p. But with the news that 3D PS3 games will only be able to run at 720p and below, games outputting at the magic snowboarding number may soon become an endangered species. The question is, do you care?
Kevin Butler: We love you, man. The totally real, definitely not make believe VP of Sony's surprisingly brilliant ad campaign over the last couple of years has captured the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere. So in tribute to the man, the myth, the legend that is KB, here are all of his awesome videos in one handy place.
Oh, and just to counter all this one-sided Sony love and free advertising we're giving the company; Bill Gates is an attractive, virile man.