Even though I've pre-ordered Ascension, I'm being very reserved about how I feel about it. I definitely don't think the aggregate score will be 9.5, although i do think sites such as IGN will score it extremely high.
I agree Shikageno. I think for me the excitement is just in playing anything God of War related, but I still have some reservations about repeativeness and the overall look of the game. While the graphics are good, the frame rate makes it look "odd" and I still have issues with Kratos looking ten time more detailed than everyone else in the game. It's like another member said, it looks like some of the characters are ps2 models where Kratos is ps3 quality.
We are going to be getting A LOT of extra content if we pre-order the game. And EVEN more if you get the CE (which I am)!
Here is everything you will be getting if you pre-order from GameStop, participated in RoTW and the beta (Just to sum it all up):
- Champions Armor and Sword (Beta Testers)
- Mercenary Sword, Armor of Morpheus, Armor of Typhon, Champion's Hammer, XP Boosters (RoTW Participants)
- Mythological Heros Pack
- Double-Sided Poster
- King Leonidas DLC
- Awesome CE Box
- Steelbook Case
- Kratos Statue
- Future DLC pass
- Official Game Soundtrack (digital)
- Dynamic PS3 Theme
- Avatar Pack
- 2XP Multiplayer Booster
- Early Access to The Last of Us demo
Best Buy Pre-order Exclusive:
- Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)
Wal-Mart Pre-order Exclusive:
- Blade of Judgement
And now, we are also getting this!
- Free DLC Voucher for Zeus and Isaac Clarke on Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal!
That is a whole lot more than what I would expect, can't wait for March 12th!
Just wanted to add that Amazon is offering a $10 online credit for preorder of the standard edition of Ascension. Sadly they did not announce any exclusive DLC yet