Sony Labels God Of War 3 As A ‘Must Have’

January 9, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

God of War 3 is looking  ready for a blockbuster release come March, but gamers who are still unsure about the PS3 exclusive might want to see what Sony’s product manager has to say about the game, as she explains why God Of War 3 is a “must have” title.

Sony believes God Of War 3 will be a ‘must have’ title for gamers, as it is set apart from any other next-gen title on the market. Speaking in an interview to CVG, Sony’s product manager for God Of War 3, Claire Backhouse, explained that the title will offer “unmistakable realism” and is 4 times bigger than its predecessor.

Backhouse gives a more in depth view:

God of War 3 combines these new technologies with the much loved gameplay elements from the previous games – Puzzle solving, brutal combat and epic set-piece battles. It also benefits from a deep and involving storyline, steeped in Greek Mythology. This is what makes God of War 3 unique and sets it apart from other next gen titles. I think if you are over 18 and want an amazing single player experience this year then God of War 3 is a must have.

The developers have worked hard to use the power of the PS3 to make GOW3 look amazing and have added features that are only possible with PS3. The dynamic lighting solution employed in GOW III is only feasible through the computing power provided by the Cell SPUs.  For example, using the High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDRL) technology, the camera – when using Krato’s sightline – will emulate the human retina, causing players to feel a sharp brightness when Kratos exits a dark area and enters a sunlit area, similar to how the human eye would need to adjust.

When asked what will really ‘wow’ fans from previous GoW games:

In addition to the battles, storyline and elements like the lighting mentioned above there are a few new special treats in store for GoW fans. One such treat is rideable creatures.  The menacing creatures of Greek mythology in God of War 3 can now be manipulated against their will, as Kratos uses them to cross chasms, inflict blind rage against enemies, reveal puzzles and secrets, and as tools of complete annihilation.

There are also new deadly weapons such as the Cestus–powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength-and other brutal instruments of war that will allow Kratos to learn ruthless new techniques such as grappling with enemies and launching explosive wall-to-ground attacks.

The game certainly sounds promising. Do you think God Of War 3 will raise the bar and be set-apart from other next-gen titles? Let us know in the comments!

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