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First Review: God of War Chains of Olympus

Asad Qizilbash's Avatar + Posted by Asad Qizilbash on Feb 15, 2008 // Marketing Manager, SCEA

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Hi All – this is Asad Qizilbash again, Marketing Manager for God of War. So following up from our ‘Gold Rush’ post earlier this week, I wanted to follow up with more great news …

We just received our first review score … 9 out of 10 and the Handheld Game of the Month Award.

To see the exclusive first review, check out the March issue of Game Informer Magazine – hitting newsstands soon.

With that said, here is another sneak peak for you guys, the official launch print ad. Just under 3 weeks left before launch!!!!!

GOW spread

//Add Your Own

46 Comments

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+ chasegamez on February 15th, 2008 at 6:08 am said:

first


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+ Davitr0n on February 15th, 2008 at 6:19 am said:

Congratulations chasegamez… /sarcasm.

I am loving this months Game Informer cover. Aliens FTW!

I wish I had to PSP. So many good games including God of War: Chains of Olympus. I just don’t know if I would play a handheld enough.


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+ chasegamez on February 15th, 2008 at 6:25 am said:

i never been first
i alway wanted 2 text “first”
please dont bash me


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+ darkiewonder on February 15th, 2008 at 6:28 am said:

sexy ad. The game deserves the score <3


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+ vandam on February 15th, 2008 at 6:33 am said:

Playstion offical Mag should have been there first.


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+ NewYork214 on February 15th, 2008 at 6:40 am said:

cant wait for this. glad its already gettin good reviews


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+ Doctor What on February 15th, 2008 at 6:44 am said:

Congrats. I’ve always enjoyed the GoW series.

Incidentally are you going back to the style of the original for the cut scenes? I felt it was stronger visually than in GoW2.


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+ frito on February 15th, 2008 at 7:14 am said:

sweet, NOW PORT IT TO THE PS2!!!


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+ Cpt.blue on February 15th, 2008 at 7:31 am said:

!!!!!!!HURRAY CHASEGAMEZ!!!!!!!

*trumpets blare*
*lovers kiss*
*confetti showers*
*mexican mariachi begins playing*
*chasegamez is crowned king*
*cookies are passed out*

I love God of War. In a totally non plutonic kinda way.


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+ Jackal888 on February 15th, 2008 at 7:33 am said:

@frito, go buy a PSP.
I am so excited to have Kratos in my pocket. PSP has changed the face of portable gaming. THe game streams levels! Load times reduced, great number of save points! Cheesy sex mini-game. I hope GoW III can live up to the production value that you have shown in Portable GoW.


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+ Chrisrahosiris on February 15th, 2008 at 7:34 am said:

I was getting this game no matter what, but happy to see the positive review. Go Sony


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+ ftwrthtx on February 15th, 2008 at 7:38 am said:

After playing the demo a couple hundred times through, I can see why they gave it a 9 out of 10. It’s a stunning game to look at and play.

On a side note, can ya’ll delete posts that are irrelevant and pointless?


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+ Keith K on February 15th, 2008 at 7:52 am said:

Chains of Olympus is HOT! Definitely the best use of the platform to date. Square-Enix is definitely putting it to good use too with Crisis Core and Birth by Sleep.. but nothing compares to GoW in terms of sheer pace.


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+ Jeigh on February 15th, 2008 at 7:54 am said:

Aw, he’s never been first. I guess that makes it okay. -_- Grow up. It’s akin to fighting over who gets the front seat.
The first comment is the one everyone is going to read- it should contribute something.

Now for the article:

Wait… They’re allowed to review the game three weeks in advanced?? And the fact that their cover story was what will surely be a mediocre game over the “critically lionized” God of War series is kind of insulting.

And, please, for once, keep it on the PSP. (Or: “keep it in our pants” :P ) I don’t want that little spammer, frito, to get what he wants.


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+ mustaphadamus on February 15th, 2008 at 7:56 am said:

day one purchase for sure. Good job sony! It is funny, I hadn’t touched my PSP in about a year. Then I discovered Jean d’ark, have been playing my PSP every day for a month now. Wipe out and now GOW are going to really have me clocking the hours. This is Sony’s year for sure, especially given it has now out sold the 360. Hopefully they can keep momentum


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+ Kamahl on February 15th, 2008 at 8:30 am said:

i NEED this game now!!!! I got GoW 1 and 2, but i need more :P


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+ artofwar420 on February 15th, 2008 at 8:46 am said:

I see through the veil of marketing, the high score printed on the ad, well it’s a good game, Sony we don’t need to be “advertised”. Please, most people that come to this blog do so because they want and like the games.

God of War seems like a great game, amazing graphics, and really we don’t need to be advertised, we know when we see a good game.


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+ Scodo_Thope on February 15th, 2008 at 8:47 am said:

Where is the PS3 version?


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+ Jeigh on February 15th, 2008 at 9:03 am said:

frito wrote:
sweet, NOW PORT IT TO THE PS2!!!

frito wrote:
ok, NOW PORT THIS TO THE PS2!!!!!!

hehehe

Huh. Call me crazy, but posting the same thing multiple times sounds like ‘spamming’ to me.


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+ Scarecrow on February 15th, 2008 at 9:14 am said:

Kratos’ badass!

Wooh! GOW fans are lucky.


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+ ISEMAN on February 15th, 2008 at 9:16 am said:

@Davitr0n – Don’t know about your situation, but I just play my PSP while the wife wants to watch her shows. She still wants me ‘with’ her on the coach, but I’m not interested in Project Runway and garbage like that so I play. Works pretty well and keeps her happy.

Back on topic, I pre-ordered this one blindly since I had so much faith in you guys after your last PSP game. That 9 out of 10 certainly makes me feel even better though. I’m sure the rest of the reviews will follow that great start, can’t wait for it to hit my mail box!!!


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+ Goodfella2487 on February 15th, 2008 at 9:18 am said:

Congratulations Sony team! This is the year of the PSP and PS3 for sure!


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+ Cpt.blue on February 15th, 2008 at 9:34 am said:

What an A-hole, to view an insider sneak peek and special exclusive look at a fantastic game as covert advertising.

Guess what? The only reason this blog exist is to promote playstation!

Playstation fans are so very ungrateful of what they have. Spend a week with the Halobox, visit *their blog* then gratefully return to PS.


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+ EViD on February 15th, 2008 at 9:39 am said:

OMG, this ad is so cool


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+ nmc75 on February 15th, 2008 at 9:58 am said:

Whatever you guys do to promote this game.. nix the dead goat’s heads, this time OK? I kid…

Anyways, have you guys thought about bundling the new GOW game with the PSP2k? That would sell a lot IMO.


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+ Gorvi on February 15th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

Very much a game I’m looking forward too. March is a very crowded PSP month, with this, Wild ARMs XF, and FFVII: Crisis Core. So, are we going to get a God of War 3 reveal as an ad on the back of the instruction book like we got with this from GoW2? ;)


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+ zookey on February 15th, 2008 at 11:10 am said:

Congrats guys!!!!!


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+ steve86uk on February 15th, 2008 at 11:22 am said:

Twenty-Eighth


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+ JEFREGOSO on February 15th, 2008 at 11:24 am said:

NETWORK PARA MEXICO


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+ gardea on February 15th, 2008 at 11:36 am said:

Three more weeks until another great PSP game is released!!

How much is it going to cost? :o


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+ Stoffinator on February 15th, 2008 at 11:43 am said:

I love the print ad and good to see it get a high score, sure the rest will follow just the same.


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+ CoLMcQueen on February 15th, 2008 at 11:55 am said:

Nice one! Loved Kratos on the PS2 Version, hope to see him soon in the light of the PS3


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+ C-h-a-o-s on February 15th, 2008 at 12:57 pm said:

I can’t wait to get this game I must have it ASAP.

Congrats to all who worked on Chains of Olympus, I am sure this will be the first of many 9 out of 10 scores.


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+ foolio_67 on February 15th, 2008 at 1:59 pm said:

I think we’ll mostly be seeing scores like that :)


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+ RatchetFanatic on February 15th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

*waits for inevitable PS2 port*

if this game doesn’t come to the PS2 by the end of 2008, i’ll eat my hat.


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+ C-h-a-o-s on February 15th, 2008 at 3:00 pm said:

I hope it doesn’t the PSP doens’t get many great titles and when it does they all go to the PS2. If that’s going to be the case why even bother making PSP games.


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+ Riskbreaker23 on February 15th, 2008 at 3:28 pm said:

any chance of a bundle for this game


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+ sascha23 on February 15th, 2008 at 4:27 pm said:

This is definitely a day-one purchase.


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+ The GOD of WAR on February 15th, 2008 at 5:26 pm said:

The reason GI did the review was so it was unbias. I mean if ps mag did it ppl would jump to the conclusion that it is self promotion.

GI is the highest circulated gaming mag in the world and 23rd overall magazine.

Ppl (like me) base a lot on what they have to say.


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+ The GOD of WAR on February 15th, 2008 at 5:36 pm said:

Gi cover story’s are previews of the mechanics and development of unrealeased games, usually just under a year or so before release. The psp game is just a review and preview of the story and game itself.


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+ Keysersoze10033 on February 16th, 2008 at 12:51 am said:

Great score, just what I was expecting :).


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+ lynux3 on February 16th, 2008 at 6:53 am said:

I got this baby pre-ordered already. Can’t wait!


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+ steamybuns on February 16th, 2008 at 11:08 am said:

Congratulations!

I know this game is gonna kick all kinds of ass. Can’t wait for it.


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+ DMeisterJ on February 16th, 2008 at 5:01 pm said:

Great game for PSP. I’ll buy it on there, and wait until this fall for the inevitable PS2 port.


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+ Larsvangogh on February 17th, 2008 at 4:17 pm said:

ditto to comments #14 and #26

PRAISE TO THE MIGHTY SPARTAN KRATOS!!


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+ Karamo on February 18th, 2008 at 12:13 pm said:

can’t wait to pick up my copy


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