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GoWIII Striving For Visual Quality Of Killzone 2, Uncharted 2

Whenever you set the bar, you have to expect that others will use that bar as a measuring stick for their own projects.

The projects don't really even need to be related; just ask God of War III director Stig Asmussen. According to CVG citing a recent OPM interview with Asmussen, he said Guerrilla's excellent FPS, Killzone 2, served as definite inspiration. In fact, he added that he'd like GoWIII to be "talked about in the same way." Not surprisingly, he added that Uncharted 2 also managed to "raise the bar" yet again, so if you think the God of War team hasn't been taking cues from the best of the best this generation, think again. Said Asmussen:

"I think we were really scared about [God Of War 3's] visuals up until E3. When we did our press release back in March, we felt pretty good about it. But then we see games that are raising the bar like Uncharted 2 obviously did, and Killzone 2. I think we just need to make something that, you know, people will talk about in the same way. It's a different game, but we'd be happy at that point."

Yeah, well, based on what we've heard from those who have gone hands-on with the final product, GoWIII may once again up the visual ante; it could indeed be the best-looking game of the generation, perhaps knocking Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 off their lofty pedestals. Then, when Gran Turismo 5 releases later this year, will we once again be seeing a game that strives to be called the "best looking title of the generation"? The more developers continue to push themselves and each other, the more we'll all benefit.

Related Game(s): God of War III

2/25/2010 9:13:00 PM John Shepard

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tes37
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 9:51:01 PM
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From some of the video I've seen of GOW III, they look like they will give U2 and Killzone 2 a run for the money.

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LittleBigMidget
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 9:56:09 PM
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I cannot wait till GOW3. I'll be putting FF13 on ebay, and trading in MGS4, SW:FU, and Dragon Age for my GOW3 preorder money.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:10:39 PM

I'd just hang onto all of them and get GOWIII.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:17:29 PM

im with world!

Unless money is tight! Ugh i passed on heavy rain for GOW3. I hate it but i made my choice! I cant say ill be upset though, ive been waiting for GOW3 sine well since i finished the first two!

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fatelementality
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:11:41 PM

Dude, Heavy Rain is soooo gooood. Get it, I command thou!

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johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:55:06 AM

i have a feeling trading those 3 games would only net you the "preorder money", you know, 5 bucks. i would keep those games if i were you man.

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Shams
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:14:20 AM

Bigrailer: I, too, recommend Heavy Rain. I was not particularly eager to play it (haven't played a game like it before, and I didn't expect to be much of a fan of the genre), but after trading in Gears of War 2, Ninja Gaiden 2, and InFamous (which I platinumed, and played through like 5 times), I got my copy from Gamestop for 33 dollars and some change. And after playing it for few hours last night, I don't regret it. Very unique title, and worthy of every ps3 owner's library.

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SvenMD
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:32:57 PM

Gotta agree with World and john...

@ LittleBigMidget - All of those games are worth more than GoWIII man...you can't trade that many games for just 1 game.

@ Shams - Same thing man...How could you trade in Gear2 and inFamous just to get 1 title for 1/2 price?? I agree that Heavy Rain is great, but I still can't see getting rid of 2 good titles just to get one for 1/2 off.....just my opinion though.

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Shams
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 4:16:49 PM

Yup, SvenMD. I understand. But, I'm not really much of a collector, and I played the games to death (though I'm sure I could've continued playing inFamous many more times, but I had to find a reason not to). I'm sure I'll use Glyde in the near future, to get potentially more value for my games.

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chedison
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:00:15 PM
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I'm somewhat tempted to get GOW3 even though I haven't played the first two. I bought the GOW Collection about a week ago, but I can't really get through it.

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cLoudou
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:38:09 PM

I think there's a recap in the beginning. Great for those, like you, who haven't played or beat the first two.

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inkme101
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:56:34 AM

what do you mean you cant get through it? cmon man if you cant handle 1 and 2 how do u expect to handle 3?

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telly
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:20:40 PM

Is it too difficult or are you just not interested? If it's the former you should try an easier difficulty. The story is terrific, the gameplay and battles too. World class pacing and presentation.

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SvenMD
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:35:05 PM

Logix - I was in the process of running through the GoW Collection before Heavy Rain came out. So far they are good. I think the first game starts off kinda slow and the story picks up in the middle and at the end.

Now that I beat HR, I'll start running through GoWII, which is better than the first so far.

But I couldn't recommend picking up the 3rd entry in a series without playing the first 2...just not a good idea.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:02:22 PM
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This Asmussen guy is brilliant. I really like him. He doesn't want to just make a game so he can get a paycheck. He wants to make a game that people will talk about and be proud to own. That's what gaming is really about, good games and good conversations about games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:11:22 PM

damn straight mothafocka!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:12:03 PM

yes i completely agree! I read an article in a recent game informer about GOW3, and he had mentioned that he (and the rest of the team) strive to make the game for the consumer. Going as far as how they do the battle system. He said something along the lines of learning the moves, and as you do, learning how to use them in different situations. They basically throw a move at you for you to learn and after you do, the next boss you face, that move will help you out in some ways. he also went ton to say that this happens through the whole game, and by the end you should have the battle system down, and then they will throw the whole sink at you!

That to me is a developer looking at the small things. I mean a battle system is a battle system, but to go out of the way to help get the player through it, and make it so certain moves make the game easier or atleast put Kratos and Athenas blade's at an advantage in certain parts is great to me. Otherwise your just button mashing, and Athena's blades are just thrown around. No doubt still causing mass amounts of damage though! ;)

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:12:04 PM

EDIT: sorry i clicked twice cus i coughed! cool! ;)

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Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:55:23 PM

Seriously. Listen to him. He sounds like a man who's speaking from the game developer trenches. Like he popped his head up from down bellow to let us know that they're doing a really great job in keeping up with the competition. We're all sitting here thinking, yeah, whatever, you're game is king buddy.

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johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:56:47 AM

i'd say this is nothing new since all of sony's first party and even those devs trying to make ps3 exclusives think this way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:13:42 PM
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It will be very interesting to see the final product and compare the graphics to KZ2, U2, and Heavy Rain, this is always the excitingest time in a Sony console's life: when the devs finally push utilize the hardware to kick it up a notch cuz it only gets better from there.

I drove by Gamestop today and they had two huge GOWIII posters up. I bet the bots hate that.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:19:00 PM

Anybody agree with me that Q1 for PS3 this year will be better than 2009 was for Xbox 360 owners?

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:19:16 PM

"excitingest" thats awesome!

Yeah this is an exciting time. And from the demo, GOW3 looks amazing, im sure its only gotten better!

And yeah gamestops window here where im from is all GOW3, even software etc. (same company).

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:21:48 PM

geovanwitdakick-

without trying to sound like a fan boy. Its funny cus alot of people are saying this is the year of the 360. Articles continue to put out posts containing the 5-6 (not sure exact number) exclusives the 360 will get this year. Saying things like its gonna be a huge year for the 360 (yeah compared to last year maybe lol) but for the industry its really not. But Sony has already released almost that amount up til' now, just this year! I dont get it.

O and yes i agree with you.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:07:25 PM

My gamestop has a reddened, tatooed eye staring angrily at me. Some were scared away and didn't dare look back. I walked right past it and picked up Heavy Rain. Those posters separate the MEN FROM THE BOYS! THE PUNCHLINE IS MACHISMO!!!!! CHAOS WILL RISE!!!! *passes out*

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:14:56 AM

::Gives Kowhoho some smelling salts::

Wake up buddy, we got lots more gamin' to do!

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Kowhoho
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:33:01 AM

*gets back up*
ZEUS! YOU'RE TIME HAS COME!!

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SvenMD
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:37:43 PM

By the Gods....it's "your", not "you're".

But I like your enthusiasm.

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Kowhoho
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 2:47:07 AM

I'M TYPING QUICKLY ON AN AUTO-CORRECTING iPOD!
Death is in my blood...
Fate has brought me here.
I hope for nothing.
I fear nothing.
In the end, THERE WILL ONLY BE CHAOS!

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leonardodavanti
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 6:46:13 PM

You look like a clown with that face. Hahah hey dude don't try to copy Kratos. You will never be.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:07:50 PM
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Now this is a great developer!

And for all of you who are becoming DL stealers & MS money whores, it's hight time you took notes on how "ALL" PS3 game's should be!!!!

So....
either join the race and raise the bar,
or quit & drown your sorry excuses in a bar!

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fatelementality
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:17:25 PM
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Awww......puppy. *Loses hand*

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Qubex
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:48:24 PM
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Of course Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 are the ones to beat... but I am not holding my breath, I think GoWIII will be as spectacular... I wasn't even contemplating the fact that it wouldn't...

Q!

"make.believe"

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:50:04 PM
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@fatelementality,

I've got good news.....& I've got bad news.....

The good news is that I was able to crowbar your hand out of White Fang's mouth, so now you can have it re-attached.

The bad news is you'll really have to using the pinky finger for everything now

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:59:46 PM
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The demo looked pretty fracking good. I've read their more recent build looks even better so im sure they manage to blow people away.

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Karosso
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:15:53 AM
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Mission accomplished!

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___________
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:19:13 AM
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well that should not be too hard!
but im really expecting more than that, after all "its like a freaking painting come to life!"

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Scarecrow
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:47:04 AM
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lol Sony's 1st and 2nd party teams are making everyone else look like crap :D

GOWIII will flat out step all over everything else (except Heavy Rain *cough*)

It ain't even over...then we get GT5 later this year along with Resistance 3 and the Last Guardian? What!?

(oh, where's that secret ps3 exclusive?)

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inkme101
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:02:00 AM

yeah wheres that exclusive at?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:43:57 AM

I am skeptical about Last Guardian coming this year.

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Robochic
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:48:43 AM
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Fromt the screen shots and videos of GOWIII I will say it will put UC2 and Killzone 2 in a tight position for their next games of UC 3 and killzone 3. GOW III will push the limits

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Kai200X
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:58:29 AM
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I'm pretty sure God of War III will just be as amazing as Uncharted 2, or in some areas even better. I can't wait to play it!!

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totozero18
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 5:12:24 AM
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I dunno, GoW lost it's magic with me the moment I finished 2, HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO BUY A PS3??? IT'S OVER 600 BUCKS HERE!!!!!

*Starts breathing and calms down*
*Power caps: Disabled*

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FullmetalX10
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:00:41 AM

Dude, just import one, since that'll save you like half that price or sumthin, unless your government does that import tax thing, then I'd say, wait for a bundle. To me, it's worth it, got my PS3 for 500 euros a couple of years ago and I'm still lovin' it. So I'd say, get em anyways, go rob a bank or a gamestop or sumthin(ok, if you do that, don't tell anybody you got that idea from me)

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FullmetalX10
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:06:47 AM
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It will definitely go over the Uncharted and Killzone bar.
I don't think it should be compared to GT5 though, seeing as that isn't a heavily action packed game, with lotsa stuff comin' at you, except for trees and walls or sumthin, when you suck at driving games like me, except for burnout, can race like a mothaf*ckr there.

Yeah, I'm kinda strange now I think about it.
I suck at those cod type fps' not so much at resistance, nor do I suck at 3rd person shooters. I suck at realistic racing games like Gran Turismo, don't suck at burnout...
Anyways, can't wait for God of War, something I definitely don't suck at, at least not at the first two...

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Snaaaake
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 7:30:45 AM
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Maybe it's just me but GOWIII's graphic isn't even close to UC2's graphic.

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Shams
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:23:45 AM

From what I understood from reading the French PSM review, in the graphics and technical department, "forget U2, and forget all other games that you wanted up until now".

Sonnatine, another member here, was also saying, according to that review, they've totally redone that section that was in the demo. So, I think it is safe to say Stig Asmussen has made good on his goal, and perhaps superseded it. I'll, of course, wait for psxextreme's review.

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Sir Shak
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 7:56:52 AM
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There is a slight chance that GoWIII will release early in my country . Killzone 2 released two weeks before it did in the US . I hopw we get lucky again . :)

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leonardodavanti
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 6:34:09 PM

You wish my friend but this time you are not going to be so lucky hahhah. God of War 3 is an American game. God of War 3 will first release in North America March 16, 2010. The rest of the world including Japan and all Europe arrives after 3 days of the American release date. Yeah I am proud that we Americans are LUCKY with the greatest action adventure game of all time. Sorry!!!!!

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Andysw
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:47:43 AM
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This is the benefit of what truely quality games can be when developed with the playstation 3's technology in mind. I hope more third party developers will develop more exclusives for the playstation 3.

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stemon
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:29:08 AM
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off topic but .... so why did MS spend all that money for GTA4, ps3 getting content soon lol

I liek this guy he aint in it for the paycheck he wants to make a game that is gonna define ps3 ... GOW3 may just do that :)

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FILETAFISH
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 10:12:09 AM
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god of war 3 demo is out right now

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leonardodavanti
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 6:36:56 PM
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What are you talking about?? I saw at gametrailers.com the first 21 minutes of God of War 3 fully developed and easily beats Uncharted 2 and killzone 2 out of the water. It's just mind blowing!!!!!! God of War 3 pushes the Ps3 to the max. I am not KIDDING go watch for yourself. God of War 3 KING of GRAPHICS. MIND BLOWING!!!!!!

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kraygen
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 8:15:35 PM
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Honestly i'm a fan of the really awesome graphics but thats not a priority for me.

Give me winning gameplay and story over graphics any day.

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