First Look at God of War: Ascension Multiplayer

We get the latest word on God of War: Ascension and its multiplayer mode.

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178 comments
GAME-QUEST-EX
GAME-QUEST-EX

The rule of 21st century gaming: everything must now have multiplayer, even "God of War."

Well, if anyone can make it work, the devs of this series can.

Hidden_Ace
Hidden_Ace

If somebody told me God of War was goner get multiplayer, I would've been a bit like "that wont work", after seeing this it's clear that it could, cant wait :)

DBZGTNOA3
DBZGTNOA3

This Multiplayer for this game fits perfect hope there is no lag, because the gameplay looks epic crazy. Good job can't wait.

 

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

I wish more games went the route of Dark Souls / Demon's Souls in terms of their multiplayer approach.  Multiplayer should be interwoven seamlessly into the story-line of the gameplay.  L4D's campaign mode is another good example, or (though executed poorly) the co-op game of Dead Island.

newbie4lyfe
newbie4lyfe

hope jason mcdonald could pull it off

awwitz
awwitz

Cyclops was just turned into this weird Predator dude, bleeding all over the place. Nice! It's definitely true to the God of War spirit.

DemonsWrath11
DemonsWrath11

no, no, no, no, NO. This has been an amazing game series for single player and single player only. All of the aspects have been great: story, gameplay, finishing moves, etc. This multiplayer will take it all away and replace it with GoW become God of killing my friend in 50 different ways, which in a nutshell is all multiplayer combat. Multiplayer combat destroys games. Look at mmo's for example; someone complains because they can't kill the same guy 20 levels lower than them in pvp over and over and over, so some aspects get debuffed. More people complain, more aspects get debuffed. This cycle continues until a new mmo is released and then people leave the first one, go to the next one and the cycle begins again. You can also have the alternative where it becomes God of Duty and people are cursing each other out left and right. Then the game shifts from its great single player and story to just endless pointless multiplayer. Endpoint: gamespot please tell SCEA not to go through with it, it will ruin GoW.

runandgun_1
runandgun_1

The games looks ill as usual. Multiplayer is a plus, always looking for something different. These games have always been sick. I can't wait to try out the multiplayer.

RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

@xenounknown4 oookaaaayyy i get it now but why didnt you say so from the start? :D

enzo_620
enzo_620

Looks good so far.. I have faith that they can pull this off :)

alexvoorhees
alexvoorhees

this better not be a damn puzzel/strategy/stay silent type of game.

sheikweight
sheikweight

A new and Improved "Mortal Kombat" with "Giant Bosses" to fight tooo!!

wornstar
wornstar moderatorstaff

@twztid13 @wushdishmeen I believe he meant that some of the features in multiplayer, that they are trying out and basically experimenting with, may not ship with the final game. I believe MP will be on disc. They have not said otherwise as of yet.

xenounknown4
xenounknown4

@RO-nIn187 by costumes the game that i had in my mind was DEAD SPACE 2 COLLECTORS COSTUME DEUS EX LIMITED GUNS AND ITEMS DRAGON AGE ORIGINS AND 2 JUST TO BE A LITTLE MORE PRECISE HAPPY NOW!!!

xenounknown4
xenounknown4

@RO-nIn187 i was just referring to modern day games who claim to cover 13 16 or 20 hr game span and my point was that they will reduce the main campaign time (SINCE YOU WANT TO BE PRECISE) and i know costumes are cheats so wats the point of pre-ordering if u cant get any real benefit out of them i bought the ultimate edition and the ghost of sparta deimos costume as well that i will have fun with the costumes like in gow1 and 2 and fools like u who want everything in precise information i did get the platinum in my 2nd playthrough as well just check my psid of same name OH AND ONE MORE THING U MISSED THE POINT SO CHECK MY COMMENT AGAIN not explaining anymore!!!!

gameguy182
gameguy182

Ok Sony Santa Monica, you have my attention now unfortunately.

Grimmjowdenge
Grimmjowdenge

So what if the multiplayer blah blah man God of War is a classic id play this thing no matter what!!

wushdishmeen
wushdishmeen

What he probably means by not guaranteeing it'll ship with the game is that they'll probably release multiplayer as a DLC or require some sort of a multiplayer pass like they did with Uncharted 3 Multiplayer and they just don't want to say anything until the last minute so they don't deter people away from it. If so, that would be incredibly lame considering $60 is already too much for a video game that lasts 8 hours. Plus it's not like you're benefiting from not purchasing the multiplayer as the game will still be $60. So its basically you just lose out on content if you don't fork over another $10. They should at least provide incentives for people to pay extra for a feature that has been packaged along with games for eternity. Just having access to it isn't enough incentive. They should give vouchers for free DLC content for both the single and multiplayer versions. On a lighter note... the graphics look amazing and I'm a huge GOW fan. All of them have been extremely well done and I can't wait to see the demo for the campaign of this game!

devrindare
devrindare

Whatever comes from Sony for God of War series, I'll always like.

wornstar
wornstar moderatorstaff

@dr_jashugan Unfortunately that was all Sony gave us. No filming was allowed during the demo.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

GS should have shown the complete demo instead of just small parts. :(

atn98
atn98

GOW-Ascension seems like a teaser for a GOW4 title they'll release with the PS4... why make a prequel if not for that reason ? I don't feel like seeing Kratos wash the dishes and cook a turkey for his family. But that's just me... I guess it'll keep us occupied until GOW4...

twztid13
twztid13

All that & he says it still may not be in the shipped game? WTF? Also, is this co-op or vs? He says 4v4, then it shows characters kicking enemies off the ledge like a regular enemy. I'm assuming another player wouldn't be thrown around that easy. If it's PvP, they've lost me. If it's co-op, this might be amazing.

lilromeo0606
lilromeo0606

This may be a perfect blend of single player action, and multiplayer insanity.

Parker7007
Parker7007

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Parker7007
Parker7007

Holy sh*t!!! My love for God of War was just reinvigorated. I don't see why anyone would ever complain about the addition of MP. It looks very well thought out already, not just thrown in unnecessarily. Plus you don't need to play it if you don't want to. It's God of War, of course the focus will still be the campaign. I for one think this looks incredible! #1 game I'm looking forward to now!

Gam1nG_W1zard
Gam1nG_W1zard

i swear gamers complain about everything...whats wrong with MP? they're jus tryna give u somethin 2 do after after the SP

AluminumAndroid
AluminumAndroid

Tired of Kratos. And multiplayer? seriously? *facepalm*

RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

@xenounknown4 lol, i would have loved a 24h campaign, my fastest playthrough of gow3 was 6-7h, maybe even less, its been a while cant remember for sure... plus the costumes were cheats, so why enable trophies? i had all trophies after the 2nd playthrough w/o cheating, not that hard but i guess if it took you 24h to finish it thats almost impossible :P

RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

damn that looked nice, especially the cyclops... but i'm still sceptic about the whole multiplayer part... well as long as the sp part stays true to the series it doesnt matter to me anyway :)

davsonamission
davsonamission

I think they should have waited till the PS4 came out and made this game a launch title ...

metalgrinch
metalgrinch

So awesome to finally see a multiplayer not only with this much intense gore and violence, but also NO GUNS! As a work in progress this looks incredible already!

Fooljeff
Fooljeff

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Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I love the fact they are trying to make multiplayer fit in god of war, so far it looks great to me.

Dedakiss
Dedakiss

y must they shoe horn MP into every game now a days? Assassins creed, Bio Shock, Mass Effect, Ninja Giadien, now this. WTF? When ever they split focus the game always seems to turn out less then stellar. This is not a Shooter or RTS game, it doesn't need MP. Why must they always give us what we weren't asking for

Grovilis
Grovilis

Hopefully they have more than a handful of different execution animations for the cyclops or it's going to get really old really fast.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

I hate the multiplayer allready! Just give me a good campaign.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

thank the gods is only on the ps3 cause this one i want so badly to SKIP this game cmmon ill wait till GOW 4 or other non online game for the Vita no online ruining stuff come up anyway have fun :)

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

Looks very gory and that's a good thing.