Title: God of War Collection
Developer: Bluepoint Games
Game Type: PlayStation Vita
Download: 2.1 GB
NA Availability: Digital Download | Retail
EU Availability: Digital Download | Retail
HD Collections and Remasters have been a big deal for more than 5 years now. Various consoles and platforms have seen HD Remasters of many previous games, though the majority of those games come from the PlayStation 2 era. On systems like the PlayStation 3, the only non-PS2 HD remasters that I can think of are the remasters of the Resident Evil “Chronicles” games. Regardless, HD Remasters have been and still are a very big deal.
When you look at the PlayStation Vita, they have been getting HD Remasters as well. Early on, the portable platform got its own version of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which included the remastered versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Since then, many other collections have come to the system, from The Jak Collection to Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster. Not all of them have received the praise their console counterparts have gotten, but the main consensus is that having PS2 games, in completion, in portable form is a big deal.
Recently, Santa Monica Studios, with the help of development team Sanzaru Games, Inc, brought one of the first HD Collections onto the PlayStation Vita. From back in 2009, the HD versions of God of War and God of War II have come to Sony’s handheld platform. Critics aside, how does this game stack up? Is it just as brutal and violent as its console counterpart? Today, we will find out. Here is our official review of God of War Collection.
Title: God of War: Chains of Olympus
Developer: Ready at Dawn Studios
Game Type: PlayStation Portable
Download: 1.1 GB
NA Availability: Digital Download, Direct Download
EU Availability: Digital Download, Direct Download
Greek Mythology has an interesting place in our minds. Back in school, the only mention of it were in books like The Odyssey as well as some media titles like Disney’s Hercules movies. As the years go on, there are more and more things that we can think of when we look back on the tales of Zeus, Athena, and everything else that is involved with Greek Myth, even Dante’s Inferno. What many people think of now are brutally violent video games, the franchise known as God of War.
The God of War franchise is still relatively new. Having spawned in the PlayStation 2 era, it has spanned six main games, along with a Mobile game. That’s a pretty good track record for a series this new. It has gotten two original titles on each of the PlayStation system it has been on, thus far. God of War and God of War II on the PlayStation 2. Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta on PlayStation Portable. God of War III and Ascension on the PlayStation 3. The story of Kratos and his struggles has become almost iconic with PlayStation fans and, to others, is starting to get a little stale.
The PlayStation Vita is due to get its own version of the HD Remasters of the original two God of War titles sometime next year. As with all anticipated releases, many gamers want to know a little bit about the series before diving in, though God of War is a great way to start the series. The PS Vita has access to two God of War titles already. The PSP titles are available for download, and we have official coverage from the first. Here is our review of God of War: Chains of Olympus.