Multiplayer comes to God of war. Did anyone ask for this?

Posted: April 30, 2012 by Tony Polanco in PIECE OF MIND

Last week, Sony revealed the existence of God of war: Ascension. A new entry in the hit Playstation series is always something to be happy about but today we got more details that will temper the excitement of many fans.

For no real reason, multiplayer will be added to Ascension.  Nobody that I know wanted a multiplayer aspect to God of war and quite frankly it doesn’t need it.  God of war has always been about the journey of Kratos and the inclusion of multiplayer is not only unnecessary but could possibly ruin the single player game because resources that should have gone into it were instead put into mp.

I fully realize that game companies feel that they need to include a multiplayer aspect to their games to curb people reselling them but as history has taught us, cramming a multiplayer mode to a franchise that has been traditionally single player focused usually leads to both modes being mediocre (Ratchet: Deadlocked, Bioshock 2, Dead space 2, inFAMOUS 2 ect).  All hope is not lost as there are some games out there that have multiplayer and don’t suffer from a half baked single player modes (Mass effect 3, Uncharted 2, Grand theft auto IV).  It’s too early to tell whether God of war: Ascension will ultimately be hurt or helped from the inclusion of multiplayer so I think it’s best to be cautiously optimistic.  “Cautiously optimistic” is not how I want to feel about a new God of war title but the existence of multiplayer makes things much more unpredictable.

You can find out more details about multiplayer here.

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