Jaffe On GoWIII: "Simply Staggering"
We have to assume that the original creator for a franchise would also be a sequel's biggest critic. But David Jaffe has had nothing but good things to say about God of War III, and now that he's had a chance to play it, that high praise continues.
He posted an update over at his Criminal Crackdown blog, where he talks about the combined intrigue of playing an amazing title and knowing he was the brains behind the initial concept. He says, "for the first time, I can actually see how the game/God of War formula feels to a normal player!" He labels this as a great "learning opportunity" and heaps some very high praise on the SCEA Santa Monica team responsible for producing this definite masterpiece. Wrote Jaffe:
"...I really don't think there has EVER been a game that has executed at this level! Presentation and production wise, this is a crazy ass bar raising simply staggering game! And the execution of the story telling process? Fu**ing fantastic (amazing opening credits)! Amazing job all around!"
You'll see our review very soon and although we don't wish to spoil anything, we will say we're likely to agree with Jaffe's analysis. Then again, for fans of the franchise and for those who have been following all the GoWIII updates for the past year or so, this likely won't come as any big shock. In some ways, we're sad that we won't be seeing the GoW name for quite some time - SCEA says they plan to "put it to bed for a while" - but in other ways, what a way to finish a trilogy! Gotta go out with a bang, you know?
Related Game(s): God of War III
3/7/2010 8:56:21 PM Ben Dutka