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Let’s Playing: God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Demo)

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I’ll admit when I first played the Ghost of Sparta demo, I wasn’t too impressed by it. Sure, it was fun and all, but a lot of it was stuff I’d already done before in the PS2 games and Chains of Olympus.

 

Earlier today, however, I actually found myself going back to it and playing it all over again. I don’t know if it’s because deep down, I really liked the demo or whether it was because that there’s just something very inherently satisfying about the stylish-action genre in how replayable and fun it is.

 

For my second playthrough, I decided to use the spear and shield for the majority of the game instead of the Blades of Chaos, which is actually working out great so far. I could see myself attempting it a third time, too, to see if I can play it through to the end by using just lightning bolts from the Eye of Atlantis.

 

Something else I appreciate is that playing it on Easy and Normal are slightly different experiences in terms of some of the quick-time events that take place. There isn’t too much of it in the demo, but it’s a fun little addition. Oh, and the game looks amazing.

 

How’s everyone else liking it?

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.