God of War: Chains of Olympus
The sensational PS2 game, "God of War"
arrives on PSP entitled "God of War: Chains of Olympus" which delivers almost identical
gameplay and graphics on this powerful handheld console. Once again,
gamers are transformed into the anti-hero Kratos and after he was
deceived into killing his wife and daughter, he has denounced his
service to Ares, the God of War.
In order to seek absolution from his past,
Kratos must battle a plethora of ancient Greek enemies, until he arrives
at his intended destination in this classic arcade adventure that will
have funs raving for more!
The gameplay of God of War: Chains of
Olympus features your blockbuster style of arcade game with
highly polished graphics and gameplay as you slice, fight and climb your
way through a fully 3D interactive gaming world. As Kratos, you must also
solve a variety of simplistic puzzles in order to reach various
destinations in the rich gaming world which goes hand in hand with the gameplay.
Object can also
be manipulated through mini-games where the player must successfully
complete a sequence of button taps such as Circle, X and Square or you
repeatedly tap the circle button to open a door. Moving around the world
of God of War is simple amazing on the PSP and my only complaint is that
the screen is sometimes a little too small as there is so much detail
happening at once.
The combat is what sets this game apart from its "competition", although
there really is no game like it on the PlayStation Portable. Kratos can
perform a variety of maneuvers in the game, making for some interesting
fight scenes as he whips his deadly chains around... think Devil May
Cry, however set in ancient Greece.
The AI of the title is quite decent and
every now and then you will encounter a boss character where the player
must defeat the enemy be pressing a sequence of buttons like Circle, X,
X and Circle. This makes for some thrilling and engaging gameplay.
Graphically, God of War: Chains of Olympus is one of the most impressive titles on the PlayStation
Portable with beautifully created gaming environments that are also
sometimes interactive. Match that with realistic character models and a
beautiful colour palette and this game is perfect. The musical score is
a great and has a real majestic orchestral feel to it as are the sound
In conclusion, God of War: Chains of
Olympus is brilliant which features a healthy dose of puzzles, combat
and entertainment that is easily one of the best games on the PSP for
quite some time. Great gameplay, perfect storytelling... it doesn't get
better than this!