Re: Last Platinum Earned?
#98 God of War: Ascension
So I'd probably say that this was the hardest “Hard” mode of the series, but it's still not that bad if you're good at action games. I got through the platinum in exactly 10 hours, scoring everything but the 1000 combo in my playthrough. Trial of Archimedes is nowhere near as bad as some people have been bitching and moaning about. I played it while 1.03 is active, but I'm positive I could've done it without. It took me 4 tries, it gives you a little bit of health and magic per floor but there's still no checkpoints. I was also worried if I'd have all the weapons and relics fully upgraded by the end, so I farmed red orbs at Chapter 20. Guess what? That's also dramataticized by little babies in the forums. I had over 30,000 orbs left at the final boss.
I thought it was a pretty good game but the storytelling definitely left something to be desired. Where were the actual origins of the mighty Kratos that were advertised? They can't do another prequel to 1 now because that'd just be redundant. Ever since 1, I thought it'd be cool to actually play the first fight with the Barbarian King or the burning of the Athenian village. Ghost of Sparta actually provides more details of the origins of Kratos than this! Also, it's missing a lot of elements that made GOW God of War like the freaking sex minigame!
Gameplay-wise it was still pretty fun. You can still do pretty badass combos and the four different ways you can charge your blades kept the battles varied and interesting. (Hades all day, bitches!!) The boss design is spectacular as always, especially the final one. The enemies were fun to fight and all, but it goes against David Jaffe's way of keeping everything extremely Greek. I mean what do armored elephants and bug people have anything to do with Greek mythology? The finishing QTE's are phenomenal, especially the Juggernaut one, slicing open the elephants cranium to reveal it's massive pink brain…
Anyway, it's a really good action game if you can ignore the disapointing storytelling and it's a fun plat to do, in my opinion.