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Bad_Boy
01-13-07, 03:22 AM
If you don't know it already, I'm a huge fan of the first God of War. Easily one of my favorite games of last generation, and as you all know that game now has a sequel coming. According to IGN, March 13th as you can see by the title.

The game will come in two versions.

1 Disc Box:
http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/9864/cf77a9ec3efr2.jpg
Full Image HERE. (http://xs511.xs.to/xs511/07026/cf77a9ec3e.jpg)

2 Disc Box set:
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/6824/b2dc279682sz4.jpg
Full Image HERE. (http://xs511.xs.to/xs511/07026/b2dc279682.jpg)
The second disc will include a number of bonuses including a full-length, behind-the-scenes documentary that was filmed over the entirety of the game's development, starting with the very first playtest.


Those with PS3's will probably be glad to know this game will be optimized for HD, so BC video issues should not be a problem.
http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3155700
#2 - It's Being HD Optimized: As many players have upgraded to HDTVs since the original God of War shipped, God of War 2's programming team has spent quite a bit of time on making sure the game looks solid if players run it in high definition. "We're aware that there's a lot more HDTVs in the marketplace than there necessarily was a couple years ago," says Moss. "We spent a lot of time on making the resolution a bit higher, making sure art looks really nice on TVs, progressive scan -- all that kind of stuff."

IGN has some new GOW2 hands on. It's pretty filled with spoilers so dont click if you are worried about that sort of thing, but basically it tells a lot about the first level. But it also tells about some of the weapons and powers you might see during the course of the game. Anyways heres the link.
http://ps2.ign.com/articles/755/755391p1.html

Some interesting things...
Should you need a little extra help through the game, a number of unlockable mini-games are at your disposal. Challenge of the Gods has returned, along with a new battle mode that lets you put whatever creatures you want into an arena to fight. Both of these now tie directly into your save game, so if you go and earn some red orbs in any of the extra modes, you'll have them when you load back up your main game. This allows you to upgrade your character outside of the game in case you get stuck on a really tricky part, as well as provide a more cohesive feel to the whole package.

The Challenge of the Gods has been tweaked a bit since last time out. It's still said to be incredibly difficult, but the rules have changed a bit. For one, each challenge now has some sort of ranking system attached to it, allowing you to pass the challenge if you complete the lowest ranking, while still giving you the biggest rewards for perfecting the challenge. As well, you'll be able to save your progress after each challenge. Nope, you won't have to leave your system on for days at a time anymore, thankfully.

Theres some images and video on the page as well.
Images: http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/811/811719/imgs_1.html (january 12th images are from the 1st level)
Video: http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/811/811719/vids_1.html (Dev interview from Cory Barlog is also there)

If you missed the e3 demo, you probably want check out some videos here. Especially the trailer..
http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?fs=1&id=2567

If you own a ps2 or have access to a ps2, and you havent played the first game yet, you really should rent it or buy it (should be pretty cheap these days). A truely epic game that has great combat, puzzles, graphics, and a interesting story. GOW2 doesnt come for a couple months so theres still time. ;)

ok im done. :D

H3avyM3tal
01-13-07, 05:17 AM
Niiice! Thanks for the info. Should be hell of a game :) The first one is still one of the best action games ever made. Damn, more boobies :wonder:

:D

Bad_Boy
01-13-07, 05:30 AM
Check the developer interview video if you dont mind spoilers. That boss battle is freaking amazing, and its only the 1st level of the game. :D

Badboy_12345
01-13-07, 06:17 AM
cant come out soon enough! :luv:

Marvel_us
01-13-07, 11:25 AM
Omg! I need that 2 disc set cover in poster size now!

This is definitely getting pre-ordered next week. Looks at all the particles in the snow vid, amazing. I don't even want to think of what they are going to do with GoW3 on PS3.

Mr. Hunt
01-13-07, 11:43 AM
Ah man... I was hoping it would suck so I wouldn't have to buy something else... March is going to kill my wallet.

|MaguS|
01-13-07, 01:01 PM
best game ever...

Marvel_us
01-13-07, 01:39 PM
best game ever...

You played GoW2 already!?!:p

|MaguS|
01-13-07, 02:08 PM
A demo of it...

Marvel_us
01-13-07, 02:21 PM
A demo of it...

How? I remember getting a demo for 1 but I couldn't find one for 2.:(

Bad_Boy
01-13-07, 02:23 PM
A demo of it...
e3 demo or something newer?

Bad_Boy
01-19-07, 09:15 PM
I thought this was worth posting, really good 20 minute interview with David Jaffe.
He talks about calling all cars, god of war 2&3, wii, 360, ps3, game development, etc.

http://gamevideos.com/video/id/8593
or
http://files.filefront.com//;6568905;;/

toxikneedle
01-19-07, 09:47 PM
Cool, saw some of it earlier on the 1up show. I love watching Jaffe's interviews, he's like someone I can disagree with constantly, but still want to hear his side.

|MaguS|
01-19-07, 10:18 PM
Cool, saw some of it earlier on the 1up show. I love watching Jaffe's interviews, he's like someone I can disagree with constantly, but still want to hear his side.

Yeah you can see that he's very smart about the industry and very protective about his work and his friends. Hell he show that he probably is playing Gears of War considering he brings it up at will and talks about it.

Marvel_us
01-19-07, 10:59 PM
"I like 1up, it's just that your friggin servers are so damn slow." Rofl!

I've always enjoyed Jaffe's interviews. I agree with a lot that he's said especially the part about Sony marketing the system to convince people PS3 is worth the price tag. They haven't done a great job with that and all the negative PR isn't helping.

That said I'm tired as hell and need to rewatch the interview tomorrow after work.

OWA
01-20-07, 06:59 AM
What exactly does this mean:

Those with PS3's will probably be glad to know this game will be optimized for HD, so BC video issues should not be a problem.
http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3155700

Does that mean it'll run at 720p or 1080p?

Bad_Boy
01-20-07, 08:42 AM
I'm not really sure, I've been wondering that myself.

GOW1 ran @ 480p. So if they say it will run at higher resolution(s) than that, it seems like it would be 720p or one of those odd resolutions that some ps2 games have. Maybe one of those scaled GT4/TouristTrophy resolutions to 1080i. I doubt 1080p.

But I think we should be rest assured the game will look fine on the ps3. Even better than GOW1.

Mr. Hunt
01-20-07, 09:30 AM
Probably just meant progressive scan (480p)... aren't 480i games the ones that have issues with BC looking bad?

|MaguS|
01-20-07, 09:32 AM
e3 demo or something newer?

Something newer :)

I can't state when or how but I know acouple of the guys on the dev team.

OWA
01-20-07, 10:47 AM
Thanks for the info Bad_Boy and Mr. Hunt. Guess I'll wait to see what y'all think about it and see how it looks, etc..

|MaguS|
01-20-07, 10:51 AM
Dude... just go out and buy God of War 1 right now... its worth the $19.99, its a greatest hit and also one of the best games made in the past few years.

Marvel_us
01-20-07, 12:04 PM
I'm not really sure, I've been wondering that myself.

GOW1 ran @ 480p. So if they say it will run at higher resolution(s) than that, it seems like it would be 720p or one of those odd resolutions that some ps2 games have. Maybe one of those scaled GT4/TouristTrophy resolutions to 1080i. I doubt 1080p.

But I think we should be rest assured the game will look fine on the ps3. Even better than GOW1.

If it was scaled to 1080i then it should be in 1080p on your set.

Bad_Boy
01-20-07, 03:46 PM
If it was scaled to 1080i then it should be in 1080p on your set.
Yeah thats true but I mean like native resolutions the game will run at.

Marvel_us
01-20-07, 05:19 PM
Yeah thats true but I mean like native resolutions the game will run at.

It won't be native, it should be just scaled to HD since the PS3 is using PS2 hardware for emulation. It wouldn't be powerful enough.

Bad_Boy
01-20-07, 05:28 PM
It won't be native, it should be just scaled to HD since the PS3 is using PS2 hardware for emulation. It wouldn't be powerful enough.
No im saying the actual game might upscale. The GT4 and TT did this, but it wasnt native 1080i. It has nothing to do with hardware, its the actual game doing the scaling.