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Confirmed facts[edit]

Any chance of a confirmed facts section being added? PureSoldier 04:45, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Should we put the Bhagavad Gita reference? On the Hall of Atrophos you have to hit three stars on the floor, in order. When you hit the third the camera angle will change and the quote "Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds." will be written in the sky. Plus you will get a bunch of red orbs. Ravnician (talk) 21:09, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

NPOV tag on Critical Reception section[edit]

Why, exactly, was this placed there? It reads very positive, because that is, in fact, how the game has been reviewed by just about everyone who has reviewed it. Metacritic doesn't have a score lower than 90. All sources are cited, and they are all reputable video game reviewers. Unless someone puts their rationale here, I'm getting rid of that in 24 hours. Thatcrazycommie 16:34, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Since there were no protests, I have deleted the tag. Thatcrazycommie 22:29, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, the section could use a rewrite. Presently it's rather... fanboyish. I mean, "The game is considered one of the PlayStation 2's best games,[6][7] and also one of the best action games of all time.[8][9][10]"? Maybe "Many reviewers consider it to be (...)" would fly better. 83.108.173.66 20:12, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Gameplay[edit]

Removed the comment asking readers not to delete some gameplay information and to e-mail simsward007@hotmail.com with any questions. This is NOT the correct way to do this. The talk page serves this function. Also, if there is in fact proof from "Cory Barlog's blog", please cite it, otherwise that information will be removed shortly. SumDude 20:15, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

According to IGN, this game has been pushed back to April. 24.243.185.46 04:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)Vic

New Gameplay Update[edit]

I've updated the Gameplay section, using the recent update on IGN.com as a source. Another person provided more updates, and i edited them to make them fit Wikipedia standards. Vicious1 08:53, 15 January 2007 (UTC)Vic

Boss List[edit]

What is it with this place and posting the boss list for every highly anticipated game out there with no spoiler warnings beforehand? Quit it.

Please stop writing that the Dark Rider is the guy with the ice spear. It's the creature on the Gryphon holding a purple spear from the Pegasus gameplay footage. The man with the ice spear is Theseus.

Hercules is no a boss, nowhere in the game it is said the spartan you fight before the kraken is Hercules.

yes he is a loyal but unnamed soldier of Sparta

Resolution of 720p is not supported[edit]

The article lists a 720p resolution as supported. That is incorrect:

http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/God_of_War_II_Rumor_Busted_Not_In_720p_on_PS3

24.6.237.203 04:26, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Not since the PS3 was updated, it can upscale to 1080p, not that this really needs noting anyway.

Graphics[edit]

Any one else notice that the graphics section reads as a review for the game (at the least, like an opinion)?

Even from a technical perspective, God of War really carries its weight, making excellent use of the PS2 hardware's capabilities. The best part of the game is the animation, which is practically seamless, no matter what you do. The developers evidently went out of their way to make sure every possible scenario was animated in a realistic fashion. As a result, you won't find any herky-jerky movements between getting hit and going into another combo move. Everything transitions beautifully, and save for a few glitches you might run into here and there (most of which are minor), this game is just about as polished up as polished up gets. (Jaffe, 2007:155)

I'll hold from cleaning it for a bit, to see what others think. [[User:69.130.238.111|69.130.238.03:51, 10 March 2007 (UTC) psp god of war 2

I agree. The "graphics" section's voice is nothing like an encyclopedic entry. Please change it when you have the time.JiangWei23 05:17, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I want to edit the section, I just don't know how to go about it. I think I will need help on such. I figure I should ask if graphics & sound should have sections for this game. I would understand if this were a game engine that was likely to be licensed or was notable in some fashion, but not for console games (even sequels). I'm sorry if that seems biased, but I thought I should ask. -Brad 69.130.238.111 02:58, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Bad Reviews, Europe Release, 1080i30 and so on[edit]

'God of War II is a 2 disc set. The beloved Europeans will be extra-charged for the bonus disc as used to by SONY (analog to PS3, BC-gate). Ya know, which Country provided you the Story of Kratos and on which Continent it lies? This Page is supervised by Sony, Fanbois whatever. I edited the well-known Edge-Review of 7/10 which don't match to the Hype of all US Pages and you erased it. Don't trust Wikipedia

And the 1080 Mode is BS, where is Proof for that.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.163.121.241 (talkcontribs)

Cockatrice?[edit]

The last enemy on the list (at the time of writing) says "Raven." I have played the game, and I think they look more like a Cockatrice. Also their heads are turkey-like, so even if they aren't I don't think they are Ravens. Was the name taken from an official source, because if so I don't want to change it, but I really doubt Raven is the name. LFStokols 03:23, 21 March 2007 (UTC)LFStokols

There's only one raven in the game, you break its neck on the way to Typhon's prison, if I remember correctly. Edit: forgot to sign. Master Deusoma 21:19, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

The official game guide called it a raven. SpartanGlory1983 (talk) 10:47, 15 April 2008 (UTC) SpartanGlory1983

Lists of "X"[edit]

The various lists (outside of characters and bosses) are probably too much in excess for the game by WP:NOT and the CVG guidelines for game articles, as this article reads more like a game guide than an encyclopedic article. Mind you, because of the semi-influence of mythology, some names shouldn't just be dropped completely (such as in the Urns). I suggest that the longs lists here get simply reduced to something like a short list enumerating the powers/items you can get, with wikilinks where appropriate, but no discussion of the power/effects (the story provides most of that information, for urns and armor, that's guide information). --Masem 11:34, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

I definitely agree with this, it seems like tons of info that is not needed. -- Whereizben - Chat with me - My Contributions 14:24, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
I've de-listed most of the article (save for characters, which is generally ok by CVG project guidelines as long as it doesn't delve into FAQ material). It helps the length of the article as well, I believe. --Masem 03:55, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm adding note of this again, as people keep trying to add back in game guide type information. Lists of X outside of major characters is consider to be not appropriate (Indiscriminate information) by WP. There's plenty of FAQs for the game out there, they don't need to be added to here. --Masem 01:22, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

And I hate to repeat myself but people keep on adding in the guide-type stuff for this article. Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines which states what is appropriate for a game-related article on WP and what is appropriate for a game-related article on gaming-specific wikis. All the list content that was there from before has no relevance for someone that has not nor ever will play the game but needs to learn some of the fundamental features of it.

If you disagree with this, please talk about it here; that's why I waited about a week with only one response (in favor of doing it) before I made the change in the first place.--Masem 12:46, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Possible article lock to avoid vandalism?[edit]

Is it possible to lock the article edition to allow it only to members of wikipedia? Some vendalism like the "This game sucks" comment on the gameplay section must be stopped. The comment has already been deleted. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Iamagamesadict (talkcontribs) 18:18, 23 March 2007 (UTC).

It's possible to request semi-protection (only registered WP users can edit content), but you'll need to request it at WP:RFP. However, having RFP's other pages, the current activity on the GOW2 page is a bit slow for a vandalism semi-prot lock. However, it's always easy to request it. --Masem 01:26, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Urns[edit]

Does anybody know the locations of the Urns? I could really use them. (UNSIGNED)

WP is not a game guide, but you should be able to find this type of information at www.gamefaqs.com --Masem 22:19, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Quotes for characters[edit]

Informal poll: the quotes being added for the major characters seem inappropriate for a WP article (it feels like fan-type addition and not as neutral, nor does it really add anything for the understanding of the game). I deleted them once but they got put back in. Rather not edit war about them. Any other thoughts? --Masem 03:27, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

I agree, they're completely unencyclopedic. --Cornflake pirate 04:06, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Continuity Errors[edit]

I cut and pasted a paragraph to be a bit more chronological, as it listed Kratos' receival of Kronos' Rage as happening after even the battle with Eurayle. I had to add some parts to make it the paragraph transition well, instead of the run-on sentence it began as. Dibbity Dan 04:42, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Story section waaaay too long[edit]

Having seen a couple articles undergo peer review (not myself), I will say right now that the story section is too long. It probably should be 3 to 4 paragraphs (the rough acts would basically be "Sparta", "Getting to the Isle of the Fates", and "Facing the Fates", *roughly*). However, once that gets tightened down, I would think we could start thinking about a peer review.

Can anyone get a screenshot or two from the game? That would help to some extent as well. --Masem 05:00, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I've worked on cutting the story down majorly, leaving it to the main plot of the story; individual boss encounters are well documented in the Bosses section, so I was writing to get the gist of Kratos vs Zeus and how the Titans and Sisters of Fate work into the story. Everything else that was there was incredibly detailed for an encyclopedic articles. --Masem 04:49, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

City of Rhodes web site[edit]

There is a bit on the page regarding a date and that there was a countdown. The origonal countdown ended minutes ago, but for me and a friend, all that happened was a new countdown began (for 2 days starting when the old one ran out). My local time zone is EST. Please confirm this someone. Teh HM 04:06, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


Yes you are correct, it did the same for me at 12am, and my timezone is central. Does anybody know if this site is the real deal or just abunch of BS?75.129.135.103 05:03, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

The Bird in the first level[edit]

There seems to be confusion about who is the bird in the first level. The bird is Zeus, because after the hand of the Colossus smashes Kratos and his armor falls off, Kratos walks towards the Blade, then the bird descends towards him and transforms into Zeus. It is not Athena. Kratos only suspects that it is her. Interrupt_feed 03:01, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Grammar?[edit]

Did someone with English as their second language write this, or translate it with BabelFish? Tenses are almost nonexistent. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Critical Info (talkcontribs) 22:39, 13 April 2007 (UTC).

Lets give a little more info[edit]

When cheaked this out i noticed one thing: unorganized, come on listing the magic in one clump and then puttin poor info on each spell, if you have played the game you shoud know what I mean. Live for yourself 20:15, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

For an encyclopedic article, there's no need to go into great detail on specifics of the game; the article is to be written to give someone that hasn't played the game or will never likely enough information to understand what the game is about, no more, no less. --Masem 20:20, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

'HD' mode[edit]

The so-called 'HD' mode is probably worth mentioning in the article. If anyone understands what it does ('480p with full size buffers') to an adequate degree, they should add it in. I sure don't. Nova Prime 03:44, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

I've beaten the game in both regular and HD mode and I don't notice any difference.--Gundor Twintle Fluffy 13:39, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Use a different TV or something, because I noticed, on my highest-quality television, a subtly noticeable difference in sharpness and clearness. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.62.64.131 (talk) 02:57, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Comparison?[edit]

I dont know about anyone else, but i think there should be some sort of comparison section between this game and the original "God of war".81.145.240.17 14:08, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

There are no (readily) significant game differences are there are between other sequels, beyond new magics and weapons which is already outlined. The more subtle differences (how gameplay feels, etc.) are very difficult to put in without imposing a POV on the article, and thus unless you can find a top tier review that says this (and if so, it goes in Reception), and thus it's not really needed as well. --Masem 14:23, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Gotta say only now in the wake of GoW3 I got to play the first 2 games. GoW surely was a pretty impressive feat for the time but was not that different from, say, Devil May Cry graphic-wise except for the seamlessness of the game world. GoW2 OTOH is truly doubtlessly the most impressive graphics powerhorse ever to grace the PS2. So far, only Shadow of Colossus (and its stuttering frame rate) and Resident Evil 4 provoked such a reaction from me, but GoW2 clearly surpassed those 2 and the original in sheer scale: seamless and humongous polygonal world with fluid animations and many detailed textured characters on screen at once. Yes, it's a personal view, I don't have exact figures from the developers, but I still find it better to at least mention it here than the completely ascetic, sterile no-POV instance of wikipedia. There is a substantially improved graphical experience from playing GoW2 in constrast to GoW1, not a subtle one. 201.86.165.78 (talk) 18:40, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Goat sacrifice?[edit]

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/04/28/uk-paper-sony-beheaded-goat-to-promote-god-of-war-ii/ Should this have its own section or merely be added to the trivia section? I think it's at least worth adding to the article, opinions welcome. 90.192.88.186 16:14, 29 April 2007 (UTC)zim.

I would wait to see if the main Sony or PlayStation 2 articles get this piece; it's not directly about the game, but if either of these articles discuss the issue, it can be added linking back to those. --Masem 17:10, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
It's not about the actual game content, but it relates far more to God of War II than to Sony as a company or to the PlayStation 2 hardware. It was a marketing stunt to promote the game, which IMO means it belongs in this article rather than in either of those. 71.203.209.0 20:14, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
This concerns the release of the game in Europe, and it seems to me to be highly relevant. Eggertm 17:36, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

I believe it should be added Zisimos 15:19, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Pfff... it should be deleted, this game has created so much else ruckus because of its level of gore etc, this is just minor compared to the rest. 80.203.97.245 (talk) 05:47, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Blades of Chaos[edit]

Can anyone confirm that Kratos' "Blades of Chaos" were removed from him by Ares in the first game, to be replaced by "Athena's Blades" in the second game? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.27.176.145 (talk) 04:57, 9 May 2007 (UTC).

Yeh, play the game! ^_^ And I seriously doubt Kratos would want those things any way. Sam ov the blue sand 23:58, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes his blades are taken by ares and athena, in an attempt to save him sends him the blades of athena. These are carried over to the next game

it's confuising...at the start they are called Athena Blade and have golden aura.but after Kratos loses all his divine powers,they become Blade of Caos! 81.145.241.179 19:40, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

No, they just look like the Blades of Chaos because they gain the old red hue and loose the golden hue. They are still Athena's Baldes. I know because I just checked. Gamer am I 11:26, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

If I recall correctly, Ares rips the blades away, and this is when Kratos loses hope in his battle. Then he sees the sword bridge and gains confidence again, grabs the sword, and uses this for the rest of the battle. Then as Kratos is on (or before he is on - i forget) Mount Olympus, he is bestowed Athena's Blades. Dibbitah Dan 01:58, 17 September 2007 (UTC) HADOOKEN —Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.212.123.48 (talk) 17:49, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

the boss section[edit]

is it really necessary?--Megaman en m (talk) 00:58, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

What's wrong with having it? Spartan198 (talk) 02:32, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

It's very long and i doesn't think it doesn't belong in a encyclopedia.--Megaman en m (talk) 13:52, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

In my opinion, people want to know what mythological creatures and characters appear in games like these. So, if not the boss section, there should be a "List of characters" page for the God of War series. Nyssie (talk) 17:29, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Question[edit]

"It is clarified in Chains of Olympus that Hades (the armoured god) and Poseidon (tallest) are present during Zeus' attempts to sway them."

What exactly does the above line from the article mean? Spartan198 (talk) 02:32, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

The spear of destiny=[edit]

Even if in the game it's called this way, it's uncorrect identify that purple spear with the Lance of Longinus, both because the gameplay is set in ancient Greece, even before Christ's birth, and because it doesn't look like the traditional image of the Lance, which is seen just like a normal iron spear damaged by its oldness. I propese to remove the link to the page of the Lance of Longinus or just explain that the two spears are not the same. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.203.16.196 (talk) 19:38, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

The game's strategy guide identifies it as the very same object. The God of War franchise makes significant use of artistic license with its source material and this version of the Spear of Destiny is no different. Its physical appearance and presence in the game's version of ancient Greece are irrelevant. I'm reinserting the link because singling out this one specific item amidst the games' numerous other creative liberties (far too numerous to even think of listing off) sounds like a breach of WP:NPOV to me. Spartan198 (talk) 08:10, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Uncomplimentary review[edit]

I don't do wikipedia much, but I think that this review needs to be in this article enough to bring me here: http://www.actionbutton.net/?p=73

It is the most incisive review of a game that I have ever read. Essentially it argues that God of War and its sequel ushers in a disgusting form of gameplay. It is all about power fantasy, with insidious methods like the glowing orbs and those turn-the-crank puzzles helping it. There is no thought in the combat, only the the question of whether or not you can be distracted from button pressing by the escapism-inducing animations.

I don't know how to "do" wiki-inserting. I tried putting the link into the article a while ago, though I don't think I did it properly so it was removed. At least I hope that's why it was removed. I would hope that people seeing the website as not on the same level of professionalism as IGN, or personally enjoying God of War, would not get in the way of informing people. If it helps, Jonathan Blow concurs with the review here: http://braid-game.com/news/?p=46#more-46

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.74.202.255 (talk) 10:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Playstation 3 version[edit]

I have gone ahead and aded Playstation 3 to platforms, as it is soon to be bundled in God of war collection. Likewise I have done the same for God of War 1. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Olifromsolly (talkcontribs) 16:32, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

The problem is is that these games individual are not be sold again as PS3 titles. They are being packages as a collection for the PS3. Saying that these games individually are available for the PS3 is misleading. --MASEM (t) 17:05, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

The game is still available for the playstation 3 through this method, though. --Olifromsolly (talk) 14:54, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

The game "God of War II" is not a PS3 title. Yes, it will be playable as a port on the PS3 but you cannot buy a standalone GoW2 game on the PS3. We can mention that the port is in the collection, but this game is still a PS2 title. --MASEM (t) 16:01, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I will check myself, as Metroid Prime 3 follows a good example to use to denote a port into a larger collection. --MASEM (t) 16:14, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Plot Summary is WAY too long.[edit]

2245 words is utterly ridiculous for a plot summary. I'll take a crack at making shorter later. (Deftonesderrick 21:53, 26 March 2010 (UTC))

I've nixed it down. Way too much detail how specific bosses are dealt with. --MASEM (t) 23:51, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Windows version[edit]

I've seen pictures of the cover of a GOW 2 for windows. But I cant confirm it

http://i42.tinypic.com/15pooxk.png

Edit request[edit]

{{Edit semi-protected}} Back and forth revisions between unregistered IPs. It would be best to semi-protect the page to stop edit warring. JDC808 (talk) 18:06, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Not done: {{edit semi-protected}} is not required for edits to semi-protected, unprotected pages, or pending changes protected pages. Please see WP:RFPP to request such protection. Thank you.   — Jeff G.  ツ 19:11, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Recent revisions[edit]

This edit will refer to the recent revisions seen here.

First paragraph of revision:

Before my revert to the current version as of the time of posting this discussion, there is no mention to how Kratos is mortally wounded. Without mention of it, it leaves a reader open to wondering how Kratos was mortally wounded. Did the Colossus do it? Did Zeus? So mentioning at least in parenthesis how he was mortally wounded is helpful.

Second paragraph:

Kratos does in fact get dragged to the underworld, just not completely (which is why I have it mentioned as "to the depths"), which is why he had to fight his way back out of the underworld for the brief bit in that part of the game.

Third paragraph:

Beforehand, it said that Prometheus was a miniature Titan. Although true, this leaves a reader to think that he looks like the other Titans mentioned, just smaller. So to say "humanized" Titan is much clearer for the reader.
This paragraph also previously stated that after Kratos freed Prometheus, Prometheus THEN chose death by fire. This is not the case. Prometheus chose death by fire BEFORE he was freed. Actually, if I remember right, he chose it before Kratos even got Typhon's Bane (which is what he used to free him).

In Characters section:

Spaces between characters makes it easier to read each character and is also done on the other pages.
With Kratos, "originally a" or "a former" works. To be consistent with other pages, let's use "a former".
With Typhon, it can be mentioned he refuses aid to Kratos to actually give him a role to mention here, rather than "a titan imprisoned in a mountain."
Time and time again has it been said that to put humorous addition on the boat captain is unnecessary, and it is. It doesn't say anything to what he did other than being humorous.
rexplained below JDC808 (talk) 21:43, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Also, Thebladesofchaos has claimed repetition regarding The Sisters of Fate in the characters section. I'm sure chaos is talking about where by The Sisters of Fate, it says controls the fate of all, and then on Clotho it says something very similar. The diffference between these two is that beside the Sisters, it says they are the Sisters who control the fates of all, whereas on Clotho, it says she is the final Sister who decides the fate of all. Also, with the version chaos reverted to, there is more repetition with the Sisters. With that version, it lists each Sister as a Sister of Fate even though they're already listed under The Sisters of Fate (meaning each is a Sister of Fate). The first one should also be listed as the "first Sister" rather than "one of the Sisters", it makes sense. JDC808 (talk) 02:54, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Some adjustments made so still correct but with slightly improved language. There's also a link for the Boat Captain! Thebladesofchaos (talk) 09:03, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
By link, do you mean the wikilink for the original God of War page? That page just tells about him in that game, not this one. JDC808 (talk) 01:26, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

RFC[edit]

Currently, the opener of this article reads:

God of War II is an action-adventure video game released by Sony Computer Entertainment's Santa Monica division for the PlayStation 2 in March 2007. God of War II is the sixth chapter in the series.
Loosely based on Greek mythology, the game focuses on protagonist Kratos, and forms part of a saga with vengeance as a central theme. Now the new God of War, Kratos attempts to avert his betrayal by Zeus and the Olympian gods by seeking out The Sisters of Fate and changing his destiny.

I think that it should instead read:

God of War II is an action-adventure video game released by Sony Computer Entertainment's Santa Monica division for the PlayStation 2 in March 2007. It is the second installment released in the God of War series.
Loosely based on Greek mythology, God of War II is chronologically the sixth chapter in the series, and forms part of a saga with vengeance as a central theme. The game focuses on protagonist Kratos, the new God of War, who attempts to avert his betrayal by Zeus and the Olympian gods by seeking out The Sisters of Fate and changing his destiny.

My reasoning is that by providing "It is the second installment released in the God of War series.", it lets readers know that this is the second game released in the entire series. Then in the next part, we get the chronological numbering of where it fits into the overall story. This also keeps a consistency across all of the God of War game articles.

Bluerim says my version is confusing with the numberings. I do not find it confusing based on the word choice as it is clearly stated so that it is not confusing. JDC808 (talk) 05:18, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

I am here because of the RFC listing. Thank you for a clear statement of the RFC issue, a clear description of what kind of input you are looking for, and a (mostly) balanced presentation of it. Right off the top, without having read any of the previous discussion, I (as an outsider to this game series) much prefer the second version. It is far more clear. It explains right off the top that it is the second installment in a series, which is what I expect from a title like "Something II." It goes to place it chronologically sixth, which is fine and not confusing, especially to anyone who has had to explain how the first Star Wars was actually the fourth Star Wars--It was the first episode released, but fourth chronologically in the series. Also, the first version has a general problem with its voice, where the last sentence switches to an "in-game" voice where it starts "Now the new God of War..." This is jarring and is not the voice I expect in an encyclopedia article. Zad68 (talk) 03:17, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your input. JDC808 (talk) 05:33, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Agree with Zad68. I am familiar with the series and it makes more sense that way. Rip-Saw (talk) 07:08, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
There you go. That's all that was needed: a few more opinions. Bluerim (talk) 03:45, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Support - The proposed changes only help clarify the lede. Salvidrim! 19:02, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you to the three who have responded to this RFC. Changes have been made. JDC808 (talk) 03:19, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Just popped along following a notice on my talkpage, but obviously this issue has been dealt :-) I'll just add i totally prefer the "second version" (that you just implemented). benzband (talk) 15:47, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
I may go for the second one, as per above comments. Hounder4 (Talk) 18:15, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Disagreement over characters section[edit]

This is issue is actually across multiple articles (God of War, Betrayal, Chains of Olympus, God of War III, and Ghost of Sparta), but resolving it here should resolve the same issue for the other articles as well.

User Bluerim believes that the characters section should be as a list as seen here. In the past, I had argued for that version, however, after reviewing WP:VG/GL which linked Batman: Arkham Asylum as a good model to use for the characters section, I believe the characters section should be like this here. Bluerim believes that version is fannish, however, if you look at Batman: Arkham Asylum's character section, it is similar.

Which version should be used and is more appropriate for a GA article? Thanks. JDC808 (talk) 06:11, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

For a video game, we don't break down cast lists like movies, as in most cases, the VA's behind the cast are not notable or just your regular Nolan North. That said: I would argue that there is a possible of a "List of God of War characters" (I have no idea if that exists) that would support the expanded cast list across all 5 games and all related media. --MASEM (t) 06:14, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
There is a List of God of War characters. In regards to this particular article, are you saying we shouldn't use a list, but instead use prose as suggested in the second version linked like how Batman: Arkham Asylum does it? JDC808 (talk) 06:58, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, in the video game article, prose is right approach. --MASEM (t) 13:27, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for your help. JDC808 (talk) 16:48, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

With regard to the differences (albeit small) here: ([1]) note there is no need to cite where the sex encounters happened. It is ([2]) and as such is not noteworthy. The Gaia mention is better citing as a new character as there's no proof that Gaia is the narrator. It certainly doesn't sound like it at the start of God of War III. The rest is simply a question of wording which needs to be more formal and less clunky. Finally, please, let's have no more ES statements such as It was already fine which was not the case. Bluerim (talk) 09:57, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

I've left my comment about the sex encounter at CoO and will leave it at that. As for Gaia, it has been confirmed that she was the narrator in the voice actor video for God of War II and in the God of War: Unearthing the Legend documentary. As for the ES comment, you've had some that I would say the same for, and they wouldn't have happened if discussion occurred. It took an admin to finally get you to discuss. JDC808 (talk) 18:11, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
I actually shouldn't have had to - it has taken other opinions for you to see the errors. Bluerim (talk) 01:18, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
Not necessarily. If you're asked to discuss on the talk page, then there's obviously an issue and you should discuss. So yes, you should have. Plain and simple. From here on out, if you're asked to discuss, then discuss. Also, with any big edits, post changes so it can be discussed. To prevent edit wars, if we want to make a big change, I suggest we use the sandbox to show changes we want to make and can edit that before implementing it to the page. If you don't know about the sandbox, just ask. JDC808 (talk) 02:50, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
If you want to discuss, then I'd best point out that this ([3]) was inappropriate. I'd never butt into a conversation between yourself and another user on their Talk Page, so perhaps be mindful of this next time. Bluerim (talk) 05:17, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
How exactly was that inappropriate? You were discussing a situation regarding myself and I have a right to defend myself, and if I recall correctly, you've done the same once. How exactly does that have anything to do with this current situation anyways? That post even addressed these issues of discussion I've been long having with you until as of late. JDC808 (talk)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:God of War II/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Hahc21 (talk · contribs) 00:19, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Review[edit]

Wow sorry for the wait, i have been busy again XD Lemme take a look now.

No problem.
Gameplay
  • Good
Plot
  • "abence"?
Not seeing it. Did you fix it?
No, i don't know which is the exact word.
Development
  • Good
Release
  • Good, sfter several foxes i made
Other media
  • Good
Reception
  • Also, as you talk about sales, it is better if you remate it to Reception
What? lol
LOL i meant rename it XD
Haha, renamed.
  • revscores and revN you are not using, it is better if you removed them, as they make a little more difficult to edit the section :)
Removed.
  • I made some prose fixes that i considered not worthy enough to write here.
Okay. --JDC808 01:34, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Okay.I think everything is okay, i'm passing :) — ΛΧΣ21 03:46, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Awesome. Thanks again. --JDC808 03:47, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

A-Class assessment[edit]

Requesting assessment for A-Class. --JDC808 04:50, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

Maybe its time to make this a candidate for Featured Article Status? I looked through the whole thing and didn't find anything that was really edit worthy. It would be safe to remove the peer review tag on this one. Domcarlo (talk) 04:13, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. I have to wait until my other one is finished first because of the FAC rules. --JDC808 17:26, 2 March 2013 (UTC)