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God Of War 3 Script 120 Pages Long?

We've already seen a few great examples of fantastic storylines this generation - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots leading the way, of course - and it seems this often overlooked aspect of game development is starting to come into its own. Even the most heavily action-oriented titles are looking to give us a special story with compelling characters.

While the critically acclaimed God of War series has always had decent stories, they were never focal points. Perhaps that's going to change with God of War III, as European gaming site PS3 Sense has uncovered a few interesting details regarding the script. Writer Marianne Krawczyk spoke about the mediocre dialogue we've seen in past games in the industry, but we won't have to worry about cheesy writing or voice acting in this particular blockbuster effort. In fact, Krawczyk says the script is already 120 pages long, and it's not even complete yet! Now, that's a good-sized script, and one we'd typically find in a story-driven RPG (a genre that appears to be dying, but whatever); not something we'd normally find in a straight-up action game. We have heard whispers that GoWIII will have a more robust storyline, but until now, we haven't heard anything from an actual team member. We still have to label this rumor due to the fact the site lists no source, but we're hoping it's true. The real question is, what's on those 120 pages?

This is probably a good move, primarily because GoW has never been a multiplayer experience and in this day and age, that can be a tough sell. If the gameplay isn't full and engaging throughout, players will immediately look to move online, but that option won't be there with GoWIII. So yeah, let's have that awesome story!

Related Game(s): God of War III

9/15/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (26 posts)

Ed_Wayne
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 10:17:10 PM
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The game is also split into 3 acts.

Last edited by Ed_Wayne on 9/15/2008 10:17:18 PM

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LightShow
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 10:17:24 PM
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I hope its Mass Effect deep and not Heavy Rain deep.

Sometimes, its a good idea to cut back the story a little bit and let the carnage show through, especially in a God of War title

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Scarecrow
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:01:15 PM
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God of War 2 was amazing...heavenly to be exact.

Seriously this game WILL be 2009's game of the year.

Unless Gran Turismo 5 does make it to next year.

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AceTatsujin
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:35:34 PM
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I want this game now ... =(

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Jed
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:48:35 PM
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Hey Ben, maybe you were right, games will start to have bigger and better stories.

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fatchad420
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 12:36:28 AM

9/15/2008 John Shepard

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Jizmack
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:56:50 PM
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GoW is an amazing game we know it but replay value is low so might be awhile till i pick this up... even after its release

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 3:37:20 PM

Replay value low?

Um.....are you sure you're talking 'bout God of War?

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LowKii
Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 5:48:12 AM

ummmm.... wow... i never thought id hear someone say that. GoW 1 and 2 were incredible
I actually had to go out and buy new discs becauce of how many times ive played both of them. and my replacements are pretty mucked up too. so id say replay value is Quite high.

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fatchad420
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 12:35:55 AM
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"While the critically acclaimed God of War series has always had decent stories, they were never focal points."

The story was one of the main reasons i liked/bought the game. They way they cleverly combined mythology and Kratos was a huge achievement in their part. The third one damn well better be just as good as the first two story wise, after the cliff hanger at the end of the second i expect nothing less then perfection.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 12:58:38 AM
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this game is going to get delayed

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 1:41:38 AM

You can't delay something that doesn't have a ******* release date.

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LowKii
Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 5:49:16 AM

you know it man it always happens with the greats.

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LowKii
Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 8:32:47 PM

Ed, he's saying "you know this game will end up being delayed"

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 1:09:38 AM
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I want Chrono Break to be made on PS3, plus ICO III on PS3 as well, when it comes, all JRPG fans will be in eternal ecstasy.

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mk ultra
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 1:12:53 AM
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if the script isnt done yet how is it going to be ready by next year?

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 1:42:17 AM

Nobody said it would be ready next year.

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Qubex
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 2:01:49 AM
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Damn, astounding!

Q!

"aLL rOadS leAd ToO HoMe"

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 5:26:54 AM
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We all want this game. It's going to sell through the roof.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 7:16:26 AM
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by delayed i mean that it probably won't make the march 2009 release many people were speculating.
but i really hope it does.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 3:38:57 PM

Why do you care 'bout what people say?
If it's not from Sony it doesn't matter.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 3:39:01 PM

Why do you care 'bout what people say?
If it's not from Sony it doesn't matter.

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 5:38:44 PM
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w/e makes the game better or keeps it at the level that it is now. GoW ftw!!!

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Dr_Frodo
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @ 10:28:02 PM
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Didn't they say Haze was 100 pages long?

Yeh, that turned out to be fantastic. We want quality not quantity.

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Jed
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 7:55:35 PM
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I just read that sony is being sued over the story from the first god of war. It's on joystiq

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cegmp
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 9:24:09 PM
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I never really got into the GOW series. The story wasn't able to hold my attention until the end of the game. But maybe this would be my cup of tea.

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