God of War Multiplayer Impressions

God of War: Ascension
Why have they made God of War a multiplayer game? This was the question I asked myself as I booted up my PS3 to try out the new beta that had recently been released for the public. I mean, why though? It’s not like anybody asked for it or even wanted it. So why does the new God of War have multiplayer? Perhaps it’s to bring in a larger crowd of would be Spartan warriors into the franchise. But will multiplayer do that, in a God of War game? I played it to find out.

So you might be asking yourself “But Lewis, why does God of War have a multiplayer mode?” and I’d respond with “I don’t know, why does God of War have a multiplayer mode?” to which you’d respond “No it wasn’t a joke setup, I want to know why the new God of War, a normally single player game, has a multiplayer mode.” To which I’d respond “A good question, I don’t know why the new God of War Game has a new multiplayer mode, but it is something I’d like to ask the development team if I got the chance. Oh wait, hang on, there’s a beta, let’s give it a play”.

So I got to the menu screen of the new God of War multiplayer mode (which doesn’t normally exist, although I don’t know why it now does. Why does God of War have a multiplayer mode?) and played it for half an hour. Not sure why it’s there, but it’s OK. Probably better than you’d expect a God of War multiplayer mode to be, but still not answering that vital question of just why is it there?
Also I came 2nd once and I felt badass.

About Lewis Dunn

Lewis got into gaming as a child, when he was handed the portable version of crack cocaine, known colloquially as Tetris. He would spend hours trying to make blocks form lines so they would disappear never to return. At the age of 8 he had his first existential crisis as to what happens to blocks that disappear. Lewis has a deep love of humour in games, with some of his favourites being No More Heroes, Brutal Legend & Portal. Lewis enjoys writing bios in the third person.