CCPortable #18 - God of War: Ghost of Sparta

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CCPortable #18 - God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Post by Curtiss » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:08 am

THIS... IS... SPARTA!!!!!

Low hanging fruit, people. Low hanging fruit.

Bad jokes aside, it's time to jump into God of War: Ghost of Sparta this month! Given the recent success of the newest GoW, I thought it fitting to go back to Kratos's more humble beginnings. Following Chains of Olympus (although story wise this takes place after the original God of War), this game came out Blades of Athena swinging! It ended up winning "Best Handheld Game", "Best PSP Game", and "PSP Game of the Show" at E3 2010. Wowsers! If that doesn't sell you, then I don't know what will.

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Re: CCPortable #18 - God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Post by Round2Gaming » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:07 pm

Nice! I have this one packed away (somewhere) and will definitely be trying to dig it out. Having just finished God of War (PS4) earlier this year, it'll be interesting to go back to pre-bearded Kratos. Looking forward to it!

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Re: CCPortable #18 - God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Post by poyopotpie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:42 pm

I love the PSP God of War games. Definitely looking forward to hearing this CC Portable episode.

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Re: CCPortable #18 - God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Post by BuriedOnMars » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:23 pm

I need to play these games in order and I'm almost finished God of War II. I'll see if I can make it to Ghost of Sparta by the end of the month.

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Post by Round2Gaming » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm

Really enjoyed God of War II. I'm pretty sure Ghost of Sparta comes before it in "story-arc" though, if that helps get you around to it sooner.

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Re: CCPortable #18 - God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Post by BuriedOnMars » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:35 pm

Round2Gaming wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Really enjoyed God of War II. I'm pretty sure Ghost of Sparta comes before it in "story-arc" though, if that helps get you around to it sooner.
Not really concerned about the story. I've played 1-3 in the past. It is more about the mechanics and whatnot. What gets added and what was dropped as the series evolves.

Anyway, I finished II today but I forgot with my Mom coming to visit for two weeks, I'll be setting up the PS3 in the guest room so she can watch Netflix. So my plans are out the window for now.
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Re: CCPortable #18 - God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Post by Musty Hobbit » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:26 pm

Round2Gaming wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Really enjoyed God of War II. I'm pretty sure Ghost of Sparta comes before it in "story-arc" though, if that helps get you around to it sooner.
I can confirm that it falls between 1 and 2, so you're right, Dean.
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Post by GameBoyGuru » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:13 pm

I'm playing along! I loved the original GoW series, and after buying the GoW Saga collection on PS3, I ended up playing through both PSP games that way. However, I realized I haven't played through either on the actual hardware, so I'm doing that now.

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Post by Musty Hobbit » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:46 pm

I'm having a lot of fun with this, even with the minor adjustments to the control scheme. I assume I'm a little over half-way at this stage, and just found a moment that was quintessential God of War...
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Post by GameBoyGuru » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:14 pm

I'm nearly 3/4 of the way through, and I forgot how good this particular game was. Sony really got the most out of the PSP hardware; the game looks stunning on the little screen. It also plays quite well, compared to its console brethren. It's been long enough since I played it that I don't remember how it ends, so that will be nice to see that play out again.

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