I Never Finished…God of War: Ascension…Because

God of War Ascension

Being a God of War fan, I played all the previous five games and never finished them, I was eager to play this one and this was one of my rare pre-orders. I call this one of my rare pre-orders because at the time I was focused on going to school to get my IT degree and wasn’t working. I had to have this game though because it was God of War. I was also pretty determined to finish this but never did. Keep reading to find out why.

As always, for this God of War, you’ll play as Kratos. There is a catch with this game though, it’s another prequel that takes place six months after Kratos kills his family. This is ten years before the original God of War with Chains of Olympus taking place timeline wise after Ascension. I know, it’s all very confusing, but this time Kratos will be punished by three Furies since he broke his oath to Aries. He’ll eventually break free from them and then do what he does best which is hunt them down and kill them. During this time you’ll have flashbacks to before he was punished and imprisoned by the Furies. This was also the first God of War game that had additional multiplayer added on.

I actually enjoyed this game along with the multiplayer and played the whole thing from start to finish like other God of War games but I just never got all the trophies for it. One of the main reasons I was able to enjoy this game was because I was on someone’s shit list again because I was able to purchase this game before she was and it wasn’t fair because that means that I would start and finish before she did. There was a lot of drama and toxic stuff going on at this time and it just sucks looking back and seeing how my gaming was impacted by this. Sadly, I was off someone’s shit list by the time I was just about finished with this game and in the middle of the final battle. This resulted in a crying phone call and me basically missing the ending to the game. To this day this is one game that I played to the end but have no idea how it ended because I had to deal with a crying “friend.” I told myself I would get back to this game, but never did as other games came up and I was off someone’s shit list again…for now.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get a decent 26 out of 36 trophies meaning if I were to go back and play I would only have to get 9 trophies to make the platinum pop and actually finish this game. I’m missing the usual trophies when it comes to God of War such as hit combos, collectibles, some other random stuff, and playing the game on the hardest difficulty. Not all that bad and it would probably take me another two playthroughs to finish up.

Probability of this game getting played again…5 out of 5.

God of War Ascension

I’ve had a real hankering to play not only this game but my other God of War games since the new God of War is getting released this April. Will it actually happen though? That’s a different story. I guess if anything I would play this one first in order to play them in chronological order since this is basically the first game. We’ll see if I can get the chance to play again.

Now it’s your turn. This is one of the most hated God of War games, even though I liked it, but let me know in the comments section what you thought about it. Did you love it? Hate it? Enjoy the multiplayer? Let me know in the comments section below and for next week a game that was free and that I actually wanted to play. It’s this weird little story where you can pick different characters each time making the combination of characters and the way the story can go in a bunch of different places. I’ll let you know next week why I never finished The Cave.

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9 Comments

  1. I have this game and played it for around an hour…but I didn’t finish it. I beat the first 3 and loved them, but this one I couldn’t for some reason. Maybe I was getting tired of the same ‘hack ‘n slash’ formula, maybe not. 😀

    Really looking forward to the new one this April, though I’m a little sad that the gameplay is a complete revamp but I guess the franchise could have done with something different.

    • I think it’s a pretty worthy title for the God of War series. The hack ‘n slash formula for this game does get a little tiresome after a while, but I think for the PS3 it worked.

      I can’t wait until April for the new God of War! Already have mine pre-ordered. I’m also really glad they changed up the gameplay and hope that it brings new life to the series so that it can continue.

      • Agreed. I should probably pre-order it! I feel like they could have done the same with Prince of Persia, but I wouldn’t want it to turn into a franchise where they keep churning them out.

      • I already pre-ordered mine! I really can’t wait for release day. I’m trying to not get too excited because usually when I do I’m extremely disappointed, but I do agree with you about the fact that certain franchises should just end and not keep releasing game after game.

      • I’m the same. I buy a game but sometimes walk away disappointed. I’m trying to be more careful this year!

        There are already two games I want to play from this month.

      • I’ve been trying to stay away from trailers and all of the other stuff leading up to the game release. I’ll watch maybe 1-2 trailers for a game lately so that I can see the premise but then I stay away from everything else. Helps with not getting disappointed if you’re not overly hyped. I wish you good luck on trying to be careful this year!

  2. I really liked this one. Not as good as 2 and 3 but I preferred it to 1, although I will always love 1 for being the first but yeah go back to it. If you have the ports of the PSP ones, aim for 6 GoW plats before April 🙂

    • 6 God of War platinum’s before April? That’s a tough one. I do have all of the ports and all of the God of War games, but that would just be a lot. I would love to do it, but I don’t know. It would be pretty impressive to be able to pull that off though.

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