Excerpt: When Chains of Olympus - the first God of War game on PlayStation Portable - was released in 2007, it was viewed as one of the best PSP games ever made. It successfully translated the action of the then PS2 series into the palms of your hands. Shortly after launch, it seemed unlikely that Ready At Dawn, the studio behind that game, would ever make another PSP title as they didn’t feel it was a viable platform for future games.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta Review | This Is Spartaaaaaaaaaaarrrrgggghhh!!!
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Conclusion: The Short Version: The action in Ghost of Sparta towers above the competition on the PSP with some huge set-pieces and awesome combat as standard for the series. The graphics are unmatched too in this short adventure that is a fitting end to the current Kratos saga.
Pros: Graphically excellent, Combat is a perfect balance of brutality, style and efficiency, Nicely fills the gaps in the God of War saga
Cons: Not a lot of weapons, Quite short, Fills other PSP developers with despair
Excerpt: God of War: Ghost of Sparta matches the previous games for bravado and gore but after so many outings, starts to feel a little tired. Just when the story gets going, it is submerged under the usual array of brash combat and platforming...
Excerpt: God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a new PSP game which, I understand, is is set after the events of the original PlayStation 2 game. Well, I haven’t played that but I did play the previous PSP title and absolutely loved that.
Conclusion: God of War: Ghost of Sparta is still a solid God of War game with all of the great combat and style that you expect from the series, but it lacks the epic set pieces and moments that you’d expect. It’s worth checking for PSP owners, but a rental would probably suffice for most since the campaign can be completed in about seven or eight hours.
Summary: God of War: Ghost of Sparta had the nearly impossible task of one-upping Chains of Olympus while also managing to stand out on its own in the shadow of God of War III . For the most part, it succeeds. The graphics are the best on the system, the gameplay is as tight as ever, and the game is significantly longer than its predecessor.