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Frankie_Says_Relax
08-31-2009, 12:33 PM
Wow.

Anybody who didn't play through the first two installments for whatever reason - here's another chance and a good reason to sit down and invest some time with Kratos:

(From Kotaku) Reworked versions of God of War and God of War II, featuring smoother graphics running at a faster frame rate, hit stores this holiday on a single Blu-ray disc, Sony Computer Entertainment announced this morning.

God of War Collection will feature both Playstation 2 games running at 1280 by 720 resolution and 60 frames a second. The collection, which will cost $40, will also include trophy support for the games.

"We are excited today to announce God of War Collection," said Scott Rohde, vice president, Worldwide Studios America. "Our fans spoke and we listened; thanks to our partnership with Bluepoint Games, fans and newcomers to the series can experience the epic God of War and God of War II saga in stunning 720p on PS3. This Blu-ray Disc compilation brings Kratos to PS3 even earlier than expected."

The collection comes just months before God of War III is scheduled to hit stores on March 2010 for the Playstation 3.

The idea of a Blu-ray collection of the two PS2 games, which sell used for about $35 total at Gamestop, first came to light in April when a survey leaked about the notion.

http://kotaku.com/5349447/god-of-war-collection-smooths-gameplay-adds-trophies

Sounds good to me. I've played through both multiple times so I'm not sure I'll go back for this package, but it sounds like a winner and a good deal for those who took a plunge on a PS3 recently.

Oobgarm
08-31-2009, 01:16 PM
Cool.

Now, If we can get a Shadow Of Colossus/ICO pack in time for The Last Guardian...that might make me shit myself.

LiquidPolicenaut
08-31-2009, 01:29 PM
Hmmm, not bad..not bad at all. Perhaps I will buy this package and go through them again in "stunning" 720p ;)

Nionel
08-31-2009, 01:36 PM
Hm...I was planning on getting these for the PS2, but with this coming out I may just wait until I get a PS3 and pick up this collection. Nice work Sony, this should sell well for you over the holiday season.

NoahsMyBro
08-31-2009, 01:56 PM
I picked up both 1 & 2 sometime around the beginning of the year, and began playing through the first game this past spring. I think I'd gotten to the Temple of The Oracle before I was distracted from the game a few months ago.

My memory card failed a few weeks ago, so I'll need to start over from the beginning when I resume play.

But I think God of War is great. It is truly the first game I've ever played where I really do feel like I AM the character, and I am more immersed in this game than any I've ever played. I can't wait to play through the whole thing and then on to God of War 2.

I'd absolutely recommend the collection to anyone I know that hasn't played the games yet and has a PS3.

kupomogli
08-31-2009, 02:07 PM
I own the series but I'll still pick this up. The series owns.

AMG
08-31-2009, 02:45 PM
I'll be picking this up.

Rickstilwell1
08-31-2009, 02:49 PM
Yeah same here. I never played the PS2 games but from watching my friend its gameplay seems to remind me of the PS2 Legacy of Kain games. Since I loved those I think I should get the PS3 version of these games.

Trebuken
08-31-2009, 02:57 PM
Well certainly worthwhile if you haven't played them. It'll be interesting to see what sort of upgrade these will be...

Would like to see more of this with oither series...

portnoyd
08-31-2009, 03:08 PM
Just a tad unnecessary. Never stopped anyone before, of course.

duffmanth
08-31-2009, 04:20 PM
It looks like Sony is finally getting their shit together the last few weeks. The PS3 price drop, the slim, the PSPGo, and now this GOW collection, nice!!

TheDomesticInstitution
08-31-2009, 05:26 PM
Very cool. I had never gotten around to picking these up for the PS2, so I'll be looking forward to playing them in beautiful HD. Although $40 seems a little high initially for last-gen games... I'll probably just look for them on sale.

exit
08-31-2009, 05:37 PM
I'm not a big GOW fan, but I may have to pick this up.

Scott45
08-31-2009, 06:23 PM
Kewl,
I have the PSP game but never got the original 2 but meant to. This kills two birds with one blue ray!

RPG_Fanatic
08-31-2009, 06:33 PM
I've never really played the first two so I'll be picking this up.

The 1 2 P
08-31-2009, 06:34 PM
I have both PS2 versions and a Japanese import verson of GOW 1. But this is an awesome series and now alot of PS3 owners who have never played it can get caught up with it. Hopefully they add more than just trophy support for gamers who have already played thru these.

Dr. Dib
08-31-2009, 09:03 PM
I never played GoW, or most PS2 greats since it was mainly my brother's console, so I'll probably pick this up eventually. I still have a massive backcatalog of games that won't be played for a while. Still, both games of the series have been on my PS3 games I want since I got my PS3 (60 GB one so they have legitimacy on the list). I also wouldn't be surprised if Sony does more of these if the God of War pack proves successful. Maybe we will see the Jak and Daxter collection or the Sly Cooper collection.


And since no one has done it yet: ZoMG SONY KEEPS COPYING NINTENDO!!!! N1NTENDO MADE THE METROID PRIME TRILOGY AND NOW SONY MAKES GOD OF WAR COLLECTION. SONY SUXX000RSSS!!!!

(If anyone believes this to be a true statement, realize porting a game to a newer console with new features is not an original idea.)

swlovinist
08-31-2009, 09:10 PM
A good move for Sony for those who cant play the games on their PS3 or dont have the series.

MegaDrive20XX
08-31-2009, 09:19 PM
This is the most epic news that it would be awesome to see Kratos smile right about now.

sebastiankirchoff
08-31-2009, 09:23 PM
I will have to pick this up once I get my PS3. I enjoyed GOW 1 and haven't played 2, but this two pack sounds like a good deal.

ProgrammingAce
08-31-2009, 10:24 PM
Good thing they're not adding PS2 compatibility back into the PS3, otherwise that would cut into this collection's sales...

Tron 2.0
08-31-2009, 10:36 PM
I never picked up gow 1&2 for my PS2.Still this package deal for both games on one disc sounds good to me.Looks like i will get it for the PS3.Just so i can be ready,for when gow 3 hits next year.

kedawa
09-01-2009, 12:52 AM
Cool.

Now, If we can get a Shadow Of Colossus/ICO pack in time for The Last Guardian...that might make me shit myself.
That was the first thing that I thought upon reading about this.
(The Ico/SotC part, not the shitting part.)

Icarus Moonsight
09-01-2009, 01:05 AM
Anything that could make a game speculator/flipper sad makes me happy. Bring on the Ico/SotC Collection! Both those releases could easily make it to a hits re-release, I'm guessing $20 rather than $30 too. Please Sony, make der butter greedlings weep! LOL

Dr. Dib
09-01-2009, 06:48 AM
Good thing they're not adding PS2 compatibility back into the PS3, otherwise that would cut into this collection's sales...

Maybe, but not necessarily so. People who have the game for the PS2 and have a PS3 with BC may have still picked it up for the trophy support and the better graphics. Some people though may pass on it for that reason though, but who really knows how much it will hurt sales.

Frankie_Says_Relax
09-01-2009, 09:31 AM
Maybe, but not necessarily so. People who have the game for the PS2 and have a PS3 with BC may have still picked it up for the trophy support and the better graphics. Some people though may pass on it for that reason though, but who really knows how much it will hurt sales.

PS2 Greatest Hits versions of GOW 1 and 2 = $40

This collection = $40

Same difference/Sony wins either way.

carlcarlson
09-01-2009, 10:07 AM
Maybe, but not necessarily so. People who have the game for the PS2 and have a PS3 with BC may have still picked it up for the trophy support and the better graphics. Some people though may pass on it for that reason though, but who really knows how much it will hurt sales.

Yeah man. I've got original prints of both and also have a BC PS3. Even so I'll be buying this re-release for the better graphics. I guess the trophies won't hurt either.

jwlowry
09-01-2009, 02:36 PM
I'm looking forward to this one, I loved GOW but never actually played GOW2.

guitargary75
09-02-2009, 04:38 PM
Is there going to be any new game play, or just upscaled graphics?

Bojay1997
09-02-2009, 04:49 PM
Is there going to be any new game play, or just upscaled graphics?

According to the information several sites received from Sony today, the only new addition is trophies. The graphics and everything else about the games are identical to the PS2 versions with the exception of the fact that the graphics have been upscaled to 720p. My understanding is that they aren't actually doing anything to the graphics, just adding some code like that built into many DVD players to effectively line double the resolution. As such, there is really nothing here for those of us who already own both games.

kupomogli
09-02-2009, 09:17 PM
As such, there is really nothing here for those of us who already own both games.

Except if you have a BC PS3 or non BC PS3, you're still getting the superior version and both games will be available on the same disc. If your TV doesn't support 720p, you're not really out, because it'll be the same quality as before, without the need of using the other two copies. Also for collector's purposes even though it's guaranteed this will never be rare.

Bojay1997
09-02-2009, 10:18 PM
Except if you have a BC PS3 or non BC PS3, you're still getting the superior version and both games will be available on the same disc. If your TV doesn't support 720p, you're not really out, because it'll be the same quality as before, without the need of using the other two copies. Also for collector's purposes even though it's guaranteed this will never be rare.

Please focus on exactly what I said. If you already own both games, i.e. you already have a way of playing them and presumably have already played both of them through, there's really no reason to pick them up again. I kinda doubt there's a large contingent of people out there who can't stand the fact that they have to actually put in a different disc for each game. It's not like you're playing them simultaneously or flipping between the two games or something. Frankly, 720P is not make much difference even if you have a nice HDTV. You're just gonna get a sharper view of the same relatively outdated graphics engine.

If you don't own them, however, I think this is a neat idea and a good way to introduce more people to the series.

Therealqtip
09-15-2009, 05:57 PM
I was gonna go play gow2 but I might as well wait to get this I can't wait full trophy support sounds like a blast.

megasdkirby
09-15-2009, 07:21 PM
Even though I have the games, I will definitely pick this up.

720p GoW...*drools*

whoisKeel
09-17-2009, 11:24 PM
Hopefully they'll correct the tearing, which was pretty much the only graphical flaw in the originals. Been holding out on a ps3, but with the recent slim/price drop and GOW3 on the horizon, I think I'll bite.

The 1 2 P
09-24-2009, 04:17 PM
Sony just sweetened the deal by adding the E3 God of War 3 playable demo (http://www.industrygamers.com/news/sony-including-god-of-war-iii-demo-in-god-of-war-collection/) as part of this collection.