Monday, February 12, 2007
God of War 2's first review
EDIT -- So it seems that a couple of websites have put up their reviews - IGN, then 1up and most recently Gamespy. IGN's review is a little odd - talks about how they think the game is better than part 1, yet we get 9.7 where as first one got 9.8. Fucking 0.1 tax for either being a sequel or for being on 'old' hardware. Bitches.
Game Informer put their review up...9.75. Man, these hookers just need to round up or something! Oh well.
Enough nitpicking. This time around feels very different for some reason. The studio so far has done Kinetica (yeah, i never played it either) then God of War 1 and 2. This one somehow feels like we have cemented Sony Santa Monica into being an AAA studio, not just a fluke. For better or worse we are now the God of War studio - much like Bungie being the Halo studio.
I think part of it was that I joined the GOW1 team pretty late, a month or so before Alpha. Cory kept telling me to join some team making Dark Odyssey but I had no idea what he was babbling about. But this one...this one was with all of us from the very beginning. This was our shot and I think we did a really good job. I'll leave it at that.