God Of War II

Yesterday I popped in the video game “God Of War II” in my PlayStation 2 to check it out and see what it’s all about and maybe play away a few minutes while waiting for dinner.

I never played the first installment of the game, so other than what I saw in trailers or heard from my friends, in addition to the obvious violence that the name hints at, I didn’t really know what to expect.

So now that I’ve played the game for two days and gotten quite well into it, I can say that it’s a really fun game, that I’m truly enjoying. It’s a lot like “Prince of Persia – The Two Thrones“, which is a great game, in many aspects: storyline, gameplay, action, graphics and even the sometimes annoyingly long times you have to go before you find somewhere you can save your progress.

So what’s the story? God Of War II continues the thrilling and bloody tale of Kratos, the mortal warrior who challenged the war god Ares for his throne and succeeded. In God Of War II he rules over war, far more ruthless than Ares ever was. But because of his disregard for the other citizens of Greece, he suddenly finds himself on the outs with the Olympians, is betrayed by Athena and seemingly killed by Zeus. He must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed, his fate.

I’m far from finishing the game, I actually hear it’s one of the longest platform games ever made, but I’ll be doing my best to stick with it and get to the end of it. I might even go ahead and get the first installment when I finish this one; it’s that much fun.

So, for video game fanatics, who enjoy a good action roleplaying game, I totally recommend this one.

[More: Official Website, GameSpot, Amazon]

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