You wait three years for another third-person melee combat epic that isn't Bayonetta, and then three end up scheduled for release just a month apart from each other. January, February and March of 2013 will respectively bring us DmC, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and God of War: Acension. That will be quite the busy period for fans of the cinematic killing of multiple adversaries via brutal melee-based methods. But which way to go? Demonic, cybernetic, or aspringly deific? It’s going to be tricky to choose.
So, having taken the opportunity to play all three games back-to-back at a recent event, we felt it was time for a proper comparison. Thus we’ve broken each game down and judged all three of them side-by side, based on the categories of accessibility, depth, variety and visual loveliness, the big core elements of any good 3D brawler.
And these are our findings.