Release Date: 3/16/2010 Category: Action Number of Players: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. UPC: 711719811121
God of War III : PlayStation 3 Description
Expanded Description After three years of honing his golf game (Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds), loaning out his trademark looks (LittleBigPlanet), and working on his hand-to-hand combat skills (Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny), Sony's belligerent mascot Kratos gets back to the old-fashioned deicide that made him famous in God of War III. Serving as the final installment in an epic trilogy, God of War III picks up where its predecessor concluded: with Kratos and the Titans scaling Mt. Olympus for a final confrontation with the Gods.
Gamers will guide the irascible "Ghost of Sparta" on his relentless pursuit of vengeance, taking him to the heights of the famed Greek summit, exploring the bowels of Hell, and literally standing on the shoulders of giants in Shadow of the Colossus-style levels that take place entirely on living beings the size of skyscrapers. The gameplay is once again designed to mix frequent bouts of furious, bloody combat with periods of exploration and puzzle solving, all set within massive, multifaceted levels. Sony's Santa Monica development branch created an entirely new engine for God of War III, promising groundbreaking lighting techniques that mimic the human retina, and textures designed to realistically depict muscle contours and the glisten of freshly spilled viscera.
New magical attacks and weapons, such as the supremely powerful Cestus gauntlets, help Kratos unleash his wrath in a variety of ways, but familiar items such as the Golden Fleece, the Icarus Wings, and the permanently affixed Blades of Chaos also return. Beasts are now a means of conveyance as well as an obstacle, as Kratos can rip the wings from a Harpy to glide over chasms or yank the eyeball off a Cyclops to ride it like an enraged bull, and players can help guide the tortured soul along his path of ultimate revenge by using new grappling techniques and wall-to-ground attacks to dispatch hordes of mythological foes.
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Game Special Features
Massive levels unfold on living, breathing creatures four times larger than anything on the PS2
Use new weapons like the Cestus to unleash violent fury on a variety of mythological foes
Square off against the Gods in the epic finale of the God of War trilogy
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction GAME CONTROLS: MENU CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad Up or Down = naviagte menu, highlight menu item; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad Left or Right = adjust menu item; X Button = select highlighted menu item; Circle Button = previous screen, return to main menu; Start Button = access menu screens; Select Button = pause menu, options menu; L1 or R1 Button = cycle menu screens; GENERAL CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick = walk, run; Right Analog Stick = evade, target select; X Button = jump; X Button + X Button = double jump; X Button + X Button (Hold) = icarus wings; Square Button = normal attack; Triangle Button = heavy attack; Triangle Button (Hold) = launch and follow enemy into the air; Circle Button = grab; Square Button = battering ram (when holding certain enemies); L1 Button = block ; L1 Button = parry (if timed right); L1 Button (Hold) + Circle Button = combat grapple; R1 Button = action, interact, grapple; R1 Button = drop (while wall climbing or hanging on a ledge); L2 Button (Hold) + X, Square or Triangle Button = use items; R2 Button = use magic; D-Pad Up, Down, Left or Right = switch weapons; L3 Button + R3 Button = rage of sparta; R1 Button (Hold) + X Button = kick objects; Right Analog Stick Left or Right + R1 Button (Hold) = rotate objects