the title explains everything.
again, i am doing some catching up in my reading. apparently kratos is coming to psp again! if you don’t have one, fix that. it’s why i bought mine, as i fell in love with the man a couple of years ago and hated being apart from him.
not much is known about this game, other than this: it’s called ‘ghost of sparta’. not an incredibly original title for a game, but it promises to clear some stuff up about the k man. eric levine, who is the pr manager for SCEA wrote that the story would reveal “the origins of lost worlds and finally answer long-awaited questions about Kratos’ tattoo, scar, and family.”
read more about kratos on the playstation blog.
video games, video games, video games! or, in other words, how i have spent an insane amount of my time lately. the ps3 and i are nearing our 1 year anniversary – my boyfriends are jealous since i refuse to celebrate any such event with them.
anyway, in honour of such an occasion, here’s my favourite ps3 exclusives.
infamous: love this game. originally, when playing the demo i thought it was stupid. i used to work at a place with a games room, an office with a ps3, an xbox360 and a wii. this was my first demo on the ps3, and i judged the book by its cover. i also played the skate 2 demo, and my theory is that i was too overwhelmed with hostility about said demo that day to see clearly. my friend [let’s call her captainadventure] really opened my eyes on this game, and we played the shit out of the first little bit. however, i was used to the first person view that many ps3 games had, and was a little set in my ways at the time.
anyway, a few months later, i had adjusted to the new views the ps3 had, and captainadventure loaned me her copy in exchange for x-men origins: wolverine. i started playing it; in the process discovering something amazing: it was one of the few times i was wrong. then, sony dropped the price to $40 and i picked it up. infamous and i lived happily ever after.
uncharted 2: fantastic. if you don’t have it, get it. despite the fact that nathan drake is an incredibly sexist jackass, the gameplay is fun, and the graphics and cinematics are stunning. there’s tons of trophies, and while i haven’t tried it, there’s also a co-op mode.
god of war 3 [/the god of war collection]: i’ve said it before, and i will say it again: there is no man like the k-man. kratos is the main reason i bought my ps3, in hot anticipation of the glorious last chapter, god of war 3. i’m playing through it now, and it’s just so fantastic. sigh. so in love.
today, i announce that i am fufilling a goal i have had in life, for sometime. i feel it is noble, although it’s not achieving world peace, nor is it finding the cure for cancer.
it’s playing god of war 3, bitch.
in all honesty, i love my job, so i will be at work first thing in the morning. i really love what i do. pragmatically speaking, it’s always going to be a priority to put a roof over my head versus playing a video game. first thing after work though? i shall be heading to eb games to pick up the ultimate edition. i love this man, so i felt that spending 60 clams wasn’t enough. i opted for the total dork edition. but, here’s what i get for $100:
• high-end sculpted replica of pandora’s box
• limited-edition god of war art book featuring exclusive art, content and interviews
exclusive digital content (available via playstation network voucher codes on day of launch)
• god of war combat arena containing an exclusive environment and seven challenges
• premium kratos skin – dominus
• god of war: unearthing the legend franchise documentary – a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the god of war franchise
• god of war trilogy soundtrack – god of war, II, and III scores from the game (mp3 digital download).
• god of war: blood and metal EP – a heavy metal homage featuring original music inspired by god of war (mp3 digital download).
kratos, star of the hit ‘god of war’ series, has been a very busy man lately. generous lad that he is, he took some time recently to sit down with obnoxious gamer. he’s smart, funny and super successful. read on, as we shoot the shit about life and the upcoming ps3 game with the master of disaster himself: kratos.
[editor’s note: this is a transcript of an earlier live broadcast.]
obnoxiousgamer: first of all, thanks so much for doing this. our fans really appreciate what you do, and that you’re taking time out to chat with us. you’re awesome. fans, for those of you who don’t know, this man’s success came at great personal cost, and victory was worth everything. even his soul. kratos, what can you tell us about god of war 3?
kratos: my death is what began this journey.
obnoxiousgamer: no shit, eh! [laughs] well, we’re glad you came back from that. it must have been hard though, working through something so personal and then having to share it with others as a form of entertainment.
kratos: [grinning] by the gods, what have i become?
obnoxiousgamer: dude. you’re a legend. don’t worry about the opinions of others.
kratos: [nods head in agreement.] i have faithfully served the gods for ten years!
obnoxiousgamer: exactly. plus, that’s just one of your projects!
kratos: [nods head in agreement again.]
obnoxiousgamer: so having turned your experiences into a franchise, what message do you want to send everyone? what should they take from this?
kratos: do not meddle with things that you cannot predict the outcome.
obnoxiousgamer: [pause] i’ve interviewed many people, but that’s one of the most profound things i have ever heard.
kratos: i won’t take your riches.
obnoxiousgamer: ha! ha! see, folks, this is what i mean. what a very clever guy, using ‘riches’ as a substitute for ‘compliment’.
[obnoxiousgamer sips some water]
obnoxiousgamer: ok, all jokes and pleasantries aside, what can you tell us about your latest project, god of war 3?
kratos: no one should have to bear the burden of taking a life.
obnoxiousgamer: wow, so a lot of gore. interesting. well, well, that’s all the time we have for today, folks! from all of us here at obnoxious gamer, i can say we are all looking forward to it. [stands up and shakes kratos’ hand] sir, it has been an honour. i hope we’ve made you feel welcome here.
kratos: [big smile]: you succeeded.
obnoxiousgamer: awww. [turns to audience] look out for god of war 3, coming out march 16.
[FADE TO BLACK]
Mmmm. johnny cash’s beautiful song, to the visuals of kratos kicking ass. is your day gonna get better? i say no. it doesn’t get better than the god of war.