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Glitch Of War III: Hermes Battle.

So I finished playing through God of War III and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The level design in the game is absolutely ridiculous and truly pushes the limits of what the PS3 is capable of. I honestly can't even fathom how they pieced some of those scenarios together, and there's no doubt that the game is one hell of an accomplishment. That's not to say that it isn't without any faults.

Of course, there's the requisite ultra-nerdy, masturbatory scene in which you have Kratos attempt to please a goddess... and her big 3D boobs. I can't help but feel embarrassed for anybody who had to do the voice acting for that little sequence, it must've been painful. The very end of the game also left something to be desired, but when you start the game off with such a mind-blowing opening fight, it's hard to sustain that sort of thing. Plus, there are plenty of great battles throughout GOW3, so I can overlook the ending.

All that said, I uncovered a major glitch while playing through the game and me thinks Sony might want to fix it. Take a look at my video footage:

As you can see, during the battle with Hermes, he froze in one spot while continuing to run and bleed. No matter where I moved or what I did to him, he was just stuck there in the same place. I eventually had to shutdown my PS3 and resume from an earlier save game point. Good times.

Again, minor gripes aside, the game was a hell of an experience and really shows just how beyond the Xbox and Wii systems the PS3 really is when developers try to push its capabilities to the limits. I'm no loyal fanboy of any system by any stretch (and I hate console war arguments just as much as I hate Mac vs. PC ones), but when something impresses me, I let people know about it, and God of War III did just that.

So have any of you played through the game too? If so, what are your thoughts on it? What were your favorite moments?

p.s.: Sony, that'll be $5,000 for my beta testing services. I accept payment in the form of cash, check or Helios' head. Seriously, if I had that thing, I'd never need to buy batteries for my flashlight again.


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Captain Seamus on 04/14/2010 10:22 pm

My friend has this game, and he told me that the grunts Kratos makes while fighting are the same ones he makes during the 'minigame'. At least it isn't the other way around.


James (Guest) on 04/14/2010 10:35 pm

Great game. Need to get God of War 1 And 2 now haha.

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HowardC on 04/14/2010 10:45 pm

Now lets not go crazy here Rog..

Let me remind you that God of War = unapologetic rip-off of Prince of Persia.

First let me point out that I don't own a ps3 nor the game but I've played it and I've seen a great deal of it. I haven't seen anything done in that game that couldn't also be done on the 360. Hell if we take hi-def out of the equation I don't see anything done in that game that can't be done on the frikkin wii!

I'm not saying it isn't a good game... it's probably the best on the ps3 (of course that isn't saying much). But it isn't ground-breaking or graphically astounding by any means.

I think you are confusing graphic superiority with the over-use of lighting and bloom effects. ;-)

This isn't a "console a is better than console b" arguemtn btw. It's a "this is a over-hyped game that really isn't as fantastic as everyone says" argument.

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darkvare on 04/14/2010 11:30 pm

i didn't encountere any glitches during my 4 playthroughs. A friend of mine always gets a small frezze up in the exact same spot, of course he claims it's the disc however i took my disc to his house and the same things happend so i guess his ps3 i ready to go down sadly by the way add me on psn rog :3 psn id: donvarone

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Goronian on 04/15/2010 12:04 am

Not really. I'd say it ripped Devil May Cry and Onimusha series, just added more gore and titties. It's not a "mature" game, in the same way Rob Leifeld's creations aren't mature. It's not a bad game, don't get me wrong, but it's not a masterpice everyone is talking about.

I'll give authors that - they can tell a story and make smashing cutscenes.

Too bad the story is crap.

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-RoG- on 04/15/2010 12:57 am

I equate God of War III to watching a movie like Con Air. It's an absolutely ridiculous story, but it's still a lot of fun watching the crazy happen before your eyes.

As for PS3 games, it's not my favorite one on the system, but it's up there. My favorite game is still Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. The challenge, the depth and the variety of the levels in the game really astounded me.

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Goronian on 04/15/2010 1:11 am

And NGII originally was a 360 exclusive.

Although, this console war is bloody ridiculous. There's what, 5-10 good exclusive games on each console? It barely matters which one you pick.

Abotu GoW story... Yeah, I admit, it's fun watching it, but I've heard a lot of people proclaiming at as a "deep masterpice in the world of videogames". Right...

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-RoG- on 04/15/2010 1:37 am

Yeah I played NGII on the Xbox as was really happy to see the improvements made on the PS3 version. And I agree completely about the console wars stuff... I'd personally love to own each of 'em for different reasons, but don't want to spend that much cash on games cuz, frankly, I don't have enough time to play 'em.

As for GoW being deep? Haha, perhaps compared to your average daytime soap opera, but no... this isn't a poignant story by any stretch. It's about a really pissed off guy killing everything in his path, just like the previous two games. The only depth one could possibly refer to in the game is the physical depth which he falls from the mountains all the way down into Hades.

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Goronian on 04/15/2010 1:44 am

I remember the previous three generations - there was always a clear winner, but the competing consoles offered something of their own, which made owning all of them worthwile. Now the winner is Wii, which doesn't have that much to offer to... Let's just say, a more traditional gamer, while PS3 and 360 squabble around and most of their high-profile games are multi-console.

No, seriouisly, people are hanging on the whole "ooh, he killed his family" thing. That's not original, by any stretch of imagination.
By the way, I love how in all four games he falls into Hades. Quoting Yahtzee "they might as well install a revolving door".

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caffman on 04/15/2010 2:03 am

My own problem with it so far was that I jumped into a small cave to grab a casket and couldn't jump back out and had to reset my PS3. But thats nothing compared to Heavy rain! Sound cutting out, it not responding to commands, and that was even after the patch!


Wtf? (Guest) on 04/15/2010 10:54 am

Just when I thought I had enough of my favorite sites promoting crappy games (I'm looking at you, Ctrl+Alt+Del) I come on here, and see this.

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goblyn on 04/15/2010 2:12 pm

I have a wii so I can get virtual console games for old systems that I can't find for less money online elsewhere lol. The newest game I have are the Castlevania games for GBA. Otherwise, I'm not interested.

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-RoG- on 04/15/2010 2:17 pm

You're absolutely right "Wtf?". What was I thinking... posting a video of a funny glitch I found in a popular game here on a comedy site of all places!?!?

Sorry guys. Here, allow me to make up for it by writing a quick article that's more on par with 95% of the humor sites out there today:



1) Caveman (1981) - Ringo Starr and Dennis Quaid star as caveman and eventually set fire to another caveman's butt and he runs away farting fiery bursts! LOL!!!

2) Hot Shots (1981) - Adm. Thomas 'Tug' Benson swims underwater and eventually farts and you see the bubbles rise up to the surface and the smell knocks out all the enemies! ROFL!!!

3) Blazing Saddles (1974) - A bunch o' cowboys are sitting around a fire eating beans and guess what happens? THEY ALL FART!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

4) Click (2006) - Adam Sandler pauses David Hasselhoff in mid-speech and then farts... in... his... FACE!

5) Step Brothers (2008) - John C. Reilly lets one rip during a job interview. Guess who's going to remain unemployed... SUCKER!

And there you have it folks. The TOP 5 FILM FARTS! Join me next week as I really push the limits of my noggin when I publish a new article about the TOP 5 MOVIE BELCHES!


In all sincerity, even pretending to write in that style makes me die a little bit inside.

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HeroliciousDeBlanc on 04/15/2010 4:36 pm

Psssh, Blazing Saddles is CLEARLY the number one fart scene of all time.

The glitch though reminds me of how my original God of War game froze... when I was on the final part of the final battle with Ares.

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darkvare on 04/15/2010 6:00 pm

you don't owe them anything rog just let them cry away

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ZombieRaper on 04/15/2010 10:12 pm

Personally i think GOW lll is an amazing game! like RoG said it has a lot of good battles through out and the first one is epic. It took like 6 months for them to make the poseidon fight and i think it was def worth spendin the extra time on it. For those who cry and say its not original or wateva stop bein so jaded,its a good game


Daniel (Guest) on 04/16/2010 3:07 am

One game impressess you and instantly the PS3 is way ahead of the other consoles? Really?

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-RoG- on 04/16/2010 3:21 am

Just one game? Nah, not hardly.

Technologically speaking, I've always believed the PS3 was ahead of the other consoles, but only in the past year or so has their game library really caught up (and the system price dropped enough) for it to be worth owning. As far as the game libraries are concerned, I think all three systems are absolutely worth owning. In my opinion, the Wii has great party games and fantastic classics / indie games on WiiWare, Xbox has by far the best online games setup plus some great regular games, and PS3 has the best exclusives. The Blu-ray is a hell of a nice bonus as well.

GOW3 is far from the first PS3 game to impress me though. It's not even my favorite game on the system. As stated above, I absolutely loved Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and think it's the best game on the system. I also enjoyed Infamous and Dead Space immensely... simply couldn't stop playing either of those two until I beat 'em.


ColdFusion (Guest) on 04/16/2010 5:51 pm

Hey you guys, remember Boogerman? Games AND farts! That's something we can all enjoy.

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paulunga on 04/16/2010 6:15 pm

I THINK the PS3 is technologically inferior to the 360 in just about every way except for CPU and BluRay-compatibility. I'm not sure anymore, I've read that a long time ago.

Still, Uncharted 2 is probably the most impressive looking game I've seen to date. Of course the incredible art direction helps. Everything in that game looks so polished.

And personally, I've been spending all my time playing PS2 games. I just bought another batch of 5 games for less than the 60 bucks it would cost me to buy a current-gen title.


Bing (Guest) on 04/16/2010 6:16 pm

I'm sure Sony will get right on that, RoG. In other news, it's kinda redundant to change it from "God" to "Glitch" when you already have "Glitch" in the title, innit?

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-RoG- on 04/17/2010 3:06 am

ColdFusion - Haha yes, Boogerman was great!

paulunga - That's actually something about the PS3 that does annoy me. I never had a PS2, but the lack of backwards compatibility is a mistake if you ask me. I also wish it could play some of the PSP games (I'd love to be able to play Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins on my PS3). The Wii can play pretty much any of my old Gamecube games, so that's a big plus it has going for it, and I'm pretty sure the Xbox 360 has backwards compatibility as well, right? That aside though, I'm definitely loving the PS3 games I've played through so far. I have Uncharted 2, but haven't had a chance to get into it yet... it does look fantastic from what I've seen though.

Bing - If Sony can leave a major glitch in a boss fight on their multi-million dollar budget game, I can leave some redundancy in my no budget Youtube video. ;)


Stranger (Guest) on 04/17/2010 7:52 am

Personally, I love the God of War series, but I doubt I'll play the third one, since I dont have a PS3, and I dont feel like selling the kindey it would take to afford one. I did check out a playthrough though, just so I could see Kratos murder his wsay through the rest of the pantheon XD

Also, dont mind the trolls, RoG, its impossible to say anything positive about any gamy, anywhere on the Internet without them crawling out into the light like sewer dwelling cannibals. They're Internet CHUDS! D:

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paulunga on 04/17/2010 11:40 am

Yes, that's so true. I probably wouldn't have my Wii hooked up to the TV if it weren't for the backwards compatibility. I still spend equal amounts of time playing older Gamecube (or Dreamcast) and current Wii games.

The Xbox BC is crap though. It supports something like 100 titles, many of them with emulation bugs. Jet Set Radio Future has some godawful slowdown in certain sections of the city. Oh well, at least Ninja Gaiden Black runs flawlessly.


MrPerson (Guest) on 04/17/2010 3:26 pm

To get the console war crap out of the way first: Yes, the PS3 technically has more power under the hood than the 360. Much like the original Xbox was the most powerful of the previous console generation. How does this really affect the games, though? Not much at all. Yes, games might be a touch less hi-def on the 360, but it's not something that'll affect gameplay. Bayonetta shows that the right programming can produce something just as impressive.

As for God of War 3, it's lots of fun. It takes out a lot of the stuff that I didn't like about the second game (balancing on girders, kicking stuff up a hill while enemies respawn) and smooths out the fighting engine further. I like that the weapons all have their uses, though some are obviously harder to use than others... I pretty much found myself relying on the blades and the cestus. The difficulty was also nicely balanced: Beyond a couple of hard-for-the-wrong-reasons fights near the end (exploding dogs AND two Satyrs? Jesus!), whenever I died, I felt like I knew what I was doing wrong.

Favorite moment? Ooh, hard to say. The game keeps moving at a brisk pace. The most epic battle was definitely one with a certain titan. On rails, sure, but damn, what rails.


Frankie Schonberg (Guest) on 06/02/2010 4:34 pm

David Hasselhoff doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

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Shadowdancer21b on 07/24/2010 8:52 pm

I liked God of War the first time I played it. It was called Rygar then.

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