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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

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Comments (35 posts)

hehateme
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 9:57:32 PM
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lol man i cannot wait for this title....his quote is exactly how i felt during and after the ending of gow 2....... !!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so pumped

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yak4life85
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:06:18 PM
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Just pre-ordered my copy yesterday. Simply put I can't wait for this game. March 16 can't come quick enough.

FYI. Pre-order through amazon not gamestop.

Last edited by yak4life85 on 3/7/2010 10:06:58 PM

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HAMCHUNKS
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:08:59 PM
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MAN! i just barely finished GoW1 and im simply amazed, i just bought the GoW Collection and im so glad i did
can't wait for GoW3!


BEN! i want to be able to receive emails whenever someone reply s on my comments, plz more support for you comments sections

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:17:44 PM

Oh I think the support for the comments section is already a Cadillac package.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/7/2010 10:18:27 PM

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Imagi
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 8:32:39 AM

I'm replying with this comment, about your comment regarding the comments, to which you may or may not be aware of this direct comment reply, which has been made to your prior comment that was commented on once before within this particular comment by another member.

Should you wish to comment on this or any comment that is related to your starting comment then please use the reply link next to your original comment.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:11:17 PM
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Currently playing GOWII again...

I gotta tell you, if GOWIII is as good as the first two, with the level of intensity ps3 technology allows, GOWIII might turn out to be the game of the year.

ONLY GT5 stands a chance imo

These guys just get it done right
Great fighting scenes, scenarios, plots, puzzles, weapons, characters, animation...

It's really everything that you love 'bout v-games put into one game*

Can't wait!

PS: Love my ps2 versions of the first 2 games ;P

Last edited by Scarecrow on 3/7/2010 10:11:40 PM

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sticklife
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:50:11 PM

There are a lot of good games this year, but I think it will come down to this, mass effect 2, the last guardian, and who knows, maybe peace walker.

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Jonesy555
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 8:12:00 AM

@ sticklife

I definitely agree that Mass Effect 2 is in the running for GOTY simply because I've finished the game 3 times now, each experience was a little different from the last and I would love to start a new game, but gotta make time for both FFXIII and GOWIII. Hopefully, I get that same feeling from God Of War III.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:16:36 PM
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Yeah I read some of his ranting today, that dude has some serious mental problems but I guess that's what it takes to begin something as amazing as the GOW trilogy.

Can't wait to read your reviews and especially the great hoopla the game will cause on this site come the ides of March.

I will certainly be getting GOWIII, but as someone who lives and breaths RPGs I will probably still be working on WKC and FFXIII when it releases, and oh crap Resonance of Fate comes out on the same day! Can't they space out all these great games a little? I feel broke and spoiled, but mostly broke :)

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Alienange
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:35:58 PM
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"crazy ass bar raising simply staggering game"

For sure. Let's put it to bed.

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sticklife
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:47:12 PM
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Can anyone tell me if the UE is worth it if i already have the collection? What all comes in it?

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watchit
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:57:41 PM

sticklife where you from UK? there sold out in the US.

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sticklife
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 11:56:08 PM

I'm from the US.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:02:15 AM

The Ultimate Edition will feature the following:

Exclusive Collectibles
• High-End Sculpted Replica of Pandora’s Box
• Limited-Edition God of War Art Book featuring exclusive art, content and interviews

Exclusive Digital Content (Available via PlayStation Network voucher codes on day of launch)
• God of War Combat Arena containing an exclusive environment and seven challenges
• Premium Kratos Skin – Dominus
• God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary – a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the God of War franchise
• God of War Trilogy Soundtrack – God of War, II, and III scores from the game (mp3 digital download).
• God of War: Blood and Metal EP – a heavy metal homage featuring original music inspired by God of War (mp3 digital download).

all from the Sony blog,
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/10/god-of-war-iii-ultimate-edition-and-pre-order-items-announced/

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watchit
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:56:06 PM
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Can't wait only a week to go. Sorry but I can careless about ff13. I might rent after I'm done with GOW3.

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Gamer4Life
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:57:22 PM
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This game is going to literally redefine epic!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 11:03:29 PM

Will a picture of Kratos be beneath the word "Epic" in the dictionary?

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Kowhoho
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 12:10:20 AM

Understatement of the day/week/eternity. It will redefine life as you and I know it.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:03:02 AM

No, they're just going to take out the word epic and from now on Kratos will be the new word for epic.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:04:51 AM

"OMG THAT WAS SO KRATOS!"

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rogers71
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 2:29:35 AM

I don't like that idea for one reason:

If we switch Kratos with epic then you will start seeing these two words together.....

KRATOS FAIL!!!

That just cannot happen. Those two words are an oxymoron. I won't do it, sorry.

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Banky A
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 4:42:06 AM

Rogers is a smart cookie. Damn, we're in a slight pickle.

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FM23
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 11:57:11 PM
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Every update I read about this game is just getting me pumped. Thank god I have exams this weeks, because GOWIII would be the only thing on my mind and plus that leaves next week open to play what I already feel is GOTY. Things could change, but I don't see anything competing with this. Someone said Mass Effect 2, and even though I have not played it, lets just say, I want an Xbox so I can, but anyway, can March 16 just come already.

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kraygen
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 12:33:50 AM
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I'm not surprised by this statement, I haven't heard a single poor or disparaging comment on this game, I highly doubted that Jaffe would be the one to give it one.

Heck, I'd be surprised to hear anyone give an honest negative comment.

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Naztycuts
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 12:35:02 AM
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I was expecting these reactions by everyone to GoW3, it is after all a ps3 exclusive. How many of our exclusive games are going to raise the bar for gaming as we know it? I say every exclusive since KZ2 has raised a bar in it's own way.

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just2skillf00l
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 12:41:47 AM
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Every single time I finish the GOW3 demo, at the end when you're flying through the vent getting ready to take on the titan, I get this unbelievable sensation. The impossibility of it all makes the game so much more amazing! March 16th needs to get here faster. I'm going to collect and conquer that game day 1!

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___________
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:01:45 AM
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great as if i needed any thing else to make the next 10 days a painful crawl.
anyone got a freezer i can use?
wonder if my freezer is cold enough to freeze me for 10 days because i can not wait a minute longer.

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just2skillf00l
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:25:53 AM
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It has just been confirmed in one of the GOW3 reviews...they jiggle! Now that's high definition done right!

Last edited by just2skillf00l on 3/8/2010 1:26:30 AM

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aaronisbla
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:53:46 AM
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game informer gave it a ten and the second opinion was a ten, doesnt happen often.

like how they got the original actor of perseus to resume his role for the voice, they did the same thing for some other characters hehe

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Banky A
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 4:41:02 AM
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OMG, oh my God... I'm sorry but:
Fap fap fap.

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XxNoir
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 4:49:54 AM
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Someone must be bored because for some reason everyone got a thumb down...

Anywho,can't wait for God of war 3.I'm not buying final fantasy 13,I'll just wait for versus.

On a side note:I just beat Final fantasy 8,God was ultimacia hard!-And imo best game I've ever played.

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FullmetalX10
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 4:56:29 AM
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@Banky, dude, nasty, fappin to a bald dude n whatnot.

@XxNoir, I 2nd that, the not buying 13 and waiting for Versus.

11 days to go for meh, waiting starts to get more annoying everyday... and another great thing is that the game comes out the week before I have a test week at school, so that'll be trying to study while playing GoWIII...

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tanner1
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 6:56:52 AM
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@ Scarecrow,
You would love them even more playing them in 1080p my friend.

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Shams
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 10:27:21 AM
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Considering how Jaffe spoke about the 'development' team at Santa Monica Studios before while working on the previous games, I'm sure Stig and his team is pleased to finally get the acknowledgement they deserve from the dude.

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Kai200X
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 2:02:59 PM
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I always wonder why he would want to leave God of War franchise to pursue "other opportunities". I mean can't he stay with GOW and pruse other interests at the same time? Anyway, I'm glad he loves the game he started it.

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