Confession time: I've never played a God of War game.
Never played either one on PS2. Nor the one on PSP. Haven't played the third, released this week on PS3. (I tried to remedy that over the weekend, but was undone by my "debug" PS3 console not having the latest firmware. Maybe I'm destined to never guide Kratos up Mount Olympus.)
Generally speaking I'm not a fan of brawlers. I'd rather explore a world than memorise combos. I'd prefer to solve puzzles and navigate an environment than slice heads off enemies.
To get specific with regard to third-person action games, I'd rather play Batman: Arkham Asylum, Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed than Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden or even Darksiders
So, I ask you: would I like God of War?
And: are you spending your gaming money on something else this week?
New releases for the w/c March 15:
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (PC) What Is It? Boisterous, often ridiculous real-time strategy veteran gets yet another run-out, this time promising the last you'll see of Kane. Should You Care? You do wanna know how the story pans out, don't you?
Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening (360, PS3, PC) What Is It? Expansion pack brings new party members and a new world to explore to Bioware's acclimed fantasy RPG. Should You Care? If 60 hours of Dragon Age wasn't enough, here have some more.
God Of War III (PS3) What Is It? A rolercoaster ride through Greek mythology supported by plenty of meaty hack-and-slash combat. Should You Care? It really is God of War again, only bigger and louder than before.
Lips: Party Classics (360) What Is It? Yet more songs for Microsoft's karaoke game, that's all. Should You Care? New Order, Cameo and Dusty Springfield are cancelled out by, well, the shitty remainder of the tracklist.
Metro 2033 (360, PS3, PC) What Is It? Story-driven, horror-themed, sci-fi-tinged first-person shooter straight outta the Ukraine. Should You Care? It'll be too weird for many of you, but this is well worth investigating if you like something a bit different.
Moto GP 09/10 (360, PS3) What Is It? A motorbike racing sim. Should You Care? Do you like motorbikes, racing and sims? (I don't!)
Rugby League 3 (Wii) What Is It? "Visceral Wii Remote motion controls bring the physicality of Rugby League into your living room." Should You Care? Let's hope it doesn't also bring the drunken idiocy.