what's the comment about santa monica about? :S
Ascension is the 6th(?) GoW and looks just like every other GoW.
if you just go by appearence yes. They are trying quite a few new things with the game from what we have seen already. This isn't even being 'creative' ..they are just using a different already existing comic book line.
Like what? They added Multiplayer, the most cliche thing to do nowadays. When a game goes beyond the trilogy mark it must take steps to refresh to formula. Ascension has the same character( its time to retire Kratos), Same setting...it just time for something new. I can promise Ascension will be the last GoW that wont face backlash for being more of the same.
Like ability to use the weapons of downed enemies, re-appearance of the time manipulation after God of War II which opens the gate for incredible puzzles just to name a couple of changes based on the demo alone. Not to mention that the enemies we saw were never before in any God of War game.
It may not be much, but subtle changes are enough for people like me (the fans) to be interested. In fact, we'll take anything with new locations and bosses.
Why does it bother you by the way ? I thought you didn't like God of War ?
I'm not saying you're completely wrong btw. What I would like to see is God of War based on Egyptian or Norse mythology. A new trilogy with someone who resembles Kratos (for the fans, just change the colour of his tattoos :P) and the brand name God of War (for the sales) will be perfect. Everyone wins.
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