To have Kratos in high definition is good enough for us, but with the addition of Trophies and Sony's claim that other bonus content and goodies might be in store, everyone should be sold on the God of War Collection .
Announced earlier this week , this awesome collection will feature both GoW and GoWII in brilliant 720p HD, 60 fps-action, 2x anti-aliasing, and the benefit of Trophies. But as Sony's John Hight told IGN in a recent Q&A , not all aspects of this Collection are 100% solidified just yet. The look and feel is finished, though; said Hight:
"So, we're still kind of evaluating, but we were prepared to upgrade the textures, at least on Kratos on both games, but honestly it's looking so good that we're thinking, you know what? It's probably better to keep it in its pure form."
It's obvious they're going to keep most of what we know and love; the display is pretty much nailed down, and the gameplay should be identical, of course. But check out what they might be planning to do in terms of extra features:
"All of the content that was in God of War 1 was in the playable image, and that will be in there. With God of War II, we actually had a separate DVD that had some bonus content in it, and what we're exploring with that is… We didn't want to just put a DVD on a Blu-ray disc. We thought that that would be kind of lame. So what we're exploring is putting that content in what's called a media file, so you'll be able to use your PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar, go over into the Media area and have all the functionality of that to view those movies. So, one of the benefits is that you'll now be able to stop the stuff, rewind, fast-forward, so you'll treat them just like media files. So that's pretty cool."
So really, the games themselves will be basically the same (only that much sharper, of course) but what we'll be looking for are the extra goodies in terms of new content. For the price – $39.99 – it's a damn good package; after all, we're talking about two of the greatest action titles in history.
Related Game(s): God of War Collection