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Catch the First 30 Minutes of God of War: Ascension

Posted by Sammy Barker

Spoilers, obviously

Sony Santa Monica’s been relatively quiet about God of War: Ascension’s single player campaign over the past year – but it opened up in dramatic fashion overnight. Polygon has posted a video featuring the first 30 minutes from the title. The drama never ends this week, does it?

The extended clip – which obviously includes spoilers – shows Kratos clambering around Hecatonchires, a colossal being that manifests itself as a city. We’ll restrain ourselves from delving into any more details, but needless to say, it all looks absolutely bonkers.

However, the set-pieces aren't the only appeal. The footage also showcases a number of new abilities that have been integrated into the prequel. For example, you can now pin enemies down with your chains, allowing you to deal with groups of foes in a more efficient manner. You can also disarm opponents, and use their artillery to your advantage.

Furthermore, the balance of the antihero’s rage mechanic has been tweaked, allowing you to use it more often. Presumably, that’s designed to give the title a more frenetic pace, which certainly comes across in the new gameplay trailer.

You can catch the footage through here. As always, we're eager to hear your thoughts on the action in the comments section below.


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Savino said:

After seeing this I have to ask:
Is the PS4 necessary this year?!
Look at this, Last of Us and Beyond! Those games are impossible on xbox today... They show a mature console, where the devs knows the machine and knows how to do stuff.
I am really excited for the next generation, but sometimes I dont know if the PS3 was released too early or is going too soon...

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