Fast Facts: God of War
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Fast Facts: God of War
by funymony on
2013 April 26 at 09:04:08

I animate Fast Facts for a Youtube channel called Lore. I cannot post this episode on my website but it is available for you by clicking the link in the placeholder.

Sometime around 2006 my best friend lent me a handful of PS2 games; Shinobi, Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil 4, and God of War. I started off with God of War because I thought it was going to be a boring Devil May Cry ripoff, but I was terribly wrong and I would slap myself in the face if I could travel back in time.

I knew I was in for an epic adventure when I first met a man locked away in a prison cell who didn't want to be anywhere near me. He would rather die than be rescued by my hands. With such a terrible reputation I knew I would be playing the bad guy. Next thing I knew I was implaling a hydra to the deck of a wrecked ship and slashing away at monsters with swords ingrained to my wrists. So BADASS! The graphics and intense violence blew me away! I've never played a game that was artistically beautiful with such addictive gameplay! It made me expect more out of video games and raised my personal standards on what makes a good game. Then again at the time I was also a blood thirsty teenager. 

Come 2007, I was at the door to receive my copy of God of War II on the PS2. Everybody was enjoying the 7th generation consoles (PS3, Xbox306, Nintendo Wii) so I was disappointed that this next installment wasn't released on the newer machines. After giving the game a chance I was pleasantly surprised that they pushed the limits of the PS2 and made the environments look much better than before. The game became one of my favorites when I shoved a bridge into a krackens mouth and forcefully tamed a phoenix to ride off into the sunset. FUCKING AWESOME.

The only new generation title I owned at the time was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess so I began comparing it to God of War II. I know it isn't right to compare two completely different games to each other, but after spending $300 for a Wii I felt that I had to. Fighting a dragon in the sky with two hookshots to save freaky bird people ? That's okay I guess. How about fighting a fat abomination with a hundred arms and boobs in order to change your fate so that you may get revenge on God? Yeah, pretty awesome.

I'm replaying Zelda Twilight Princess so that I may give it a proper review. I didn't do all of the quests and gather all the items on my first playthrough so I didn't get to experience the game to its fullest.

Until then, see you later!


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