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God of War creator describes Ascension as “impeccably executed”

Friday, 4th May 2012 05:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Franchise creator David Jaffe is impressed with the latest entry in the God of War series.

Jaffe has seen a little of the game behind the scenes at Sony Santa Monica, his former workplace.

“I think it looks cool. It looks like another great, impeccably executed Sony Santa Monica game,” he told IGN.

Regarding the game’s controversial multiplayer inclusion, Jaffe seems quite positive, asking doubters to give it the benefit of the doubt until they have reason not to.

“Sony Santa Monica, and certainly that team, really hasn’t done anything ever to let people down as game developers,” he said.

“If it turns out to be the case that the single player is watered down because of it, then I think they have some justification. But I don’t see any evidence of that, and I don’t see evidence of that based on the team they are.”

Jaffe himself once considered adding multiplayer to the series, but instead of a separate multiplayer mode, he considered some kind of co-operative adventure. Unfortunately, Kratos isn’t a natural co-operator; the “one man army” doesn’t have any particular weaknesses, and would have been accompanied by someone he did not need.

“There were moments where I was being a total idiot, and it was a Red Sonja version of Kratos,” Jaffe said of this aborted scheme.

“It was kind of like a hyper-violent, screwball comedy where they hated each other but they had to work together – which is totally stupid.”

Delightful. God of War: Ascension is due exclusively on PlayStation 3 next northern spring, and is the second in the series made without Jaffe’s input after God of War III.

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12 Comments

  1. polygem

    i am starting to like this more and more. i am not the type of gamer that´s completing challenge rooms over and over. the mp could really give GOW some legs.
    the sp will probably not disappoint but like the other gow games – i never really came back after finishing them – and that´s a shame really because it´s one of those games with flawless, almost perfect gameplay mechanics, just awesome fun to play. so yea, can´t wait for the mp.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. endgame

    A console developer who knows nothing about PC games talks about a PC only title. What else can I say!?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. mojo

    2: huh? wrong thread?
    PC only?

    anyway i can realy see the MP shine if done well.
    looking forward to that.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. endgame

    @3 Tribes Ascend is a PC only title. Oh, and the multiplayer already shines (according to most people who never even played the original Tribes) because the game was finished and released. So yeah.. I was the one who posted on the wrong thread.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @4 Oh boy…look at title.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    See kids, this is what happens when you dont read past a headline.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Deacon

    ooopsie

    #7 3 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @6: I don’t think he read the headline.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Clupula

    @2 – forget your medication this morning?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. endgame

    Oh. It’s Ascension. I thought it said Ascend. I thought he was talking about the new Tribes game. Well. It looks like I’m a jackass. And a big one at that. I apologize Mojo. :(

    #10 3 years ago
  11. mojo

    no problem dude

    #11 3 years ago
  12. endgame

    Thank you mojo.

    #12 3 years ago

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