Eye-Opening God Of War III Details
Well, you've probably had your fill of God of War III by now, so we probably shouldn't even bother giving you any more details... Wow, such terrible sarcasm.
Sony has provided us with the Fact Sheet for this unbelievable game, which brought Sony's E3 press conference to a satisfying close. You should've already seen the gameplay footage we saw when they showed it off on stage (check the PS3 Videos section if you haven't), and to accompany that, we've got a few updates via that Fact Sheet. Arnold will soon deliver an updated GoWIII preview but for now, here are a few pieces of info to tide you over: first of all, the environments will be "up to 4 times larger than those found in God of War II," which immediately sounds enticing to the nth degree. Secondly, and you may have heard this already, but Kratos will be able to climb atop Titans and ravage the earth from above; these controllable behemoths can be the size of the "Empire State Building." Thirdly, "thousands of dynamic lights and textures with quadruple the resolution...allows for realistic muscle striations, detailed facial expressions, and new heightened levels of brutality and gore." Yummy.
Fourthly, there will be all new weapons, including the Cestus - that set of gauntlets you saw in the on-stage demonstration - and lastly, there's something called High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDRL), which "will emulate the human retina, causing players to feel a sharp brightness when Kratos exits a dark area and enters a sunlit area, similar to how the human eye would need to adjust." How cool is that? Oh, and we have to remind you that this is the third and final part of the GoW trilogy; sadly, Kratos will be no more when all is said and done.
Related Game(s): God of War III
6/3/2009 John Shepard