New Releases for the Week of August 26th, 2012: God of War Saga, InFamous Collection, Ratchet & Clank Collection

by johndrewmarkley on August 27, 2012

God Of War Saga Collection God of War Saga (PlayStation 3) This is compilation bringing together all five God of War games released to date: PlayStation 2 games God of War and God of War 2, PlayStation 3’s God of War 3, and the Sony PSP’s God of War: Ghost of Sparta and God of War: Chains of Olympus. Never before has so much unspeakably bloody mayhem been brought together for $30. The games have been remastered for high definition resolutions, and the two PSP games can both be played in stereoscopic 3D if you have a television that supports it.

There doesn’t appear to be any new game content, but this is a really good jumping-on point for people interested in the series who’ve never played it and probably a good deal for God of War fans who don’t have all of the games. Also good if you’re a diehard God of War fan who’s just incredibly lazy and want the convenience of being able to play through all five of Kratos’ adventures in a row without getting up and making the trek from your chair to your PS3 to change discs.

InFamous Collection (PlayStation 3) Speaking of Sony-exclusive franchises starring extremely powerful bald men, the superhero series infamous is also being brought together in this compilation containing InFamous, InFamous 2, and InFamous 2’s vampire-themed DLC Festival of Blood. The InFamous games have been among my favorites of this console generation, and if you haven’t played them I can’t recommend them strongly enough if you like action/adventure games, open worlds, or superheroes. They’re both fantastic fun, and the first game still sticks out in my mind as the first game this generation I played that made me stop and say, “OK, this really isn’t the PlayStation 2 any more.”

Ratchet & Clank Collection (PlayStation 3) Continuing the current craze for collections of popular Sony-exclusive franchises that is apparently sweeping the nation like a nerdy version of Beatlemania, Ratchet & Clank Collection brings together the three games in the action/platformer series originally released on the PlayStation 2: Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. All three games have been remastered to support high-definition resolutions- up to 1080p, too, not the 720p these remasters usually seem to be limited to- as well as stereoscopic 3D in 720p resolution. The multiplayer mode of Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal will be available via the PlayStation Network.

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