Right let us begin, We love the first God of War, we do, It was, and is, gorgeous, grand, brutal, and wonderfully immersive as its glorious storyline unfolds to the very end we were hooked and as soon as we had beaten the game it was a near must we should do it again and try to achieve God mode. Such replayability woudl only add to joy of playing and realising that here was a game that seemingly came out of knowhere, and where many have tried, been crap, and failed in the past, this one had gave all a hard slap in the mouth awakening once again a love for fantasy beat em ups.
Now what to say about its successor, and it is very much a successor, graphically alone its surpasses not only the first game, but all competitors being highly detailed and beautiful, flowing with colour, intensity and, for a PS2, the kind of smoothness and luxuries that some next gen games aren't even accomplishing. The Story, now that is something else, traversing sky, seas, mountains and a huge ancient island Kratos searches for the sisters of Fate after a betrayal from Zeus, to alter the course of his destiny, and wheareas the first game was supposedly a journey into unknown lands (the deseart of lost souls) it felt like all was positioned far too close to the city of Athens where you start and so not a particularly big journey to make. However after you have flown pegasus twice you catch sight of the Island of Creation and through many temples, forests and even the bottom of the earth onto a very bored Atlas you reach an ancient palace, where, to our glee the game only continued more. This game not only looks the part but feels the part also, For those who loved the Greek Mythological films *See Clash of The Titans* and the sense of a long journey into the unknown God Of War 2 Will produce much salivating in Anticipation for a truly magnificent experience. The Enemies are creative and look and move (and Die) better than in the first game and with three times as many boss battles this title not only surpasses its predeccessor but in the true style of Kratos himself pulls its limbs off and beats it round the head for not being as good. Twice as Long as The first God of War the journey heralds more variety of locations also.
even smaller things like the way Kratos climbs look and feel much more than the first, with Kratos hammering his Blades into climbable objects and using the knives themselves to hoist himself up. The only one, and when we note one we mean only one, tiny small, almost insignificant flaw is that there are less places where you are, for instance, surounded by enclossing spikes whilst the floor moves towards them and you must battle enemies and theres death everywhere etc... DO NOT WORRY there are moments and oooohhh yes they may grate after the fifth or tenth try, but this is the one and only moment where the first game has a little something that number two slightly lacks. But hey! What the Hell! Terminator two didn't have that er soldier bloke in it did it, see no one cared and thats exactly what we think here, we just dont care, God of War 2 is a piece of Art, gloriously presented and the title that now at the end of its days still defines the PS2, Best PS2 title? Yes! Best Game Ever? Maybe! Althought that place is still held by Final Fantasy 7, this game shall honour the place behind and mark itself as one of the best games ever made, dont just buy this, buy it twice and create your own shrine to its eternal reign over all games in the Action/Beat-em up genre.