Like most PlayStation owners, I’m a God of War fan. In a time where some game franchises only go to certain consoles, God of War is one of those games that makes me proud to be a PlayStation owner. Its story is different and innovated even though after 6 games it is a little played out and in need of a good reboot, which should be coming soon. Anyway, like any good PlayStation owner, I’ve played all 6 games, but the kicker is that while I’ve played each and every one to the end, I never really finished any of them. Keep reading to see why I never finished Chains of Olympus.
Originally released for the PlayStation portable, anyone remember those by the way? It was the first PlayStation handheld that was released before the Vita and wasn’t a success. I mean, it’s not like the Vita is a huge success either which probably means that PlayStation should put a stop to the handhelds. Moving on though, this game was then released for the PS3 which is when I purchased it. Even though this is the fourth game in the series, it’s a prequel to the original God of War game. As always, you’ll scream your way through the game as Kratos who is currently serving out his ten year sentence of being a lapdog for the Gods. Plagued by a flute melody that his daughter used to play, it’s up to Kratos to save the world as it is plunged into darkness as the sun falls from the sky. Will Kratos be the anti-hero that he usually is or will he be tempted into letting the world end to be able to be reunited with his daughter?
I really enjoyed this game. Even though Kratos is one of those characters that screams all of his lines just to show how really angry he is, there is a lot of depth to his character. He’s an extremely flawed character and each game shows that more and more. He usually does what he thinks is right, but it seems like it never really is since he can never find happiness. That being beside the point though, this is probably one of the shorter games in the series. It’s not like these are 50-60 hour games, but still it was a pretty short game as I beat it in less than a day. I did like how it bridged the gap between games though and really tied the series together by giving you that in between.
Not a bad haul on trophies as I was able to get 25 out of the 36 trophies this game has to offer. As with all of the God of War games, I completed the whole game but never felt a reason to go back and finish getting the trophies. I always felt like when I played the game from start to finish there wasn’t really a reason to go back just for the trophies.
Probability of this game getting played again…5 out of 5.
I actually own this game, which is like a duh type thing because I own all of the God of War games, so what’s keeping me from playing again besides the fact that I don’t even turn on my PS3 anymore? I’m really just waiting for a release date on the new God of War so that I can go back and play each game again as a refresher before playing the new one. I plan on playing in chronological order which I think will be a nice way to go through all games and get ready for the new one.
Now it’s your turn. Are you a God of War fan that also played this game? Did you finish it, but not quite finish it? Maybe you actually have the platinum trophy for this game and want to brag about it. Feel free to do so in the comments section and now for next week, it’s only fitting that I played this game because it came with God of War: Chains of Olympus. Like Chains of Olympus, I finished the game start to finish, but never got all of the trophies for it. As you might have already guessed, I’ll let you know next time why I never finished God of War: Ghost of Sparta.