Kratos is one badass God of War, but is he so badass that you would spend $40 on remastered version of God of War 3, an old game you have probably already played?
Sony revealed that God of War III Remastered would be coming to PS4 on July 14, 2015, promising amazing 1080p resolution and a photo mode that allows you to share your favorite gameplay moments with friends. And then it announced the $40 price tag…
There are quite a few God of War collections and bundles released on the PlayStation 3 that contain a much more content, with the most notable — God of War Saga — containing HD versions of God of War and God of War II, God of War III. Guess how much GoW saga cost when it released in 2012? $40! And now major retailers are selling it for less than $20.
In other words, Sony wants you to spend $40 on just God of War 3 when that kind of money can get you three God of War games, including God of War 3. Are you OK with that?
In an effort to get more people to pre-order God of War III remastered, Sony offered gamers free 90 day rentals of God of War I and II on PlayStation Now. That’s right, “rentals”, as in borrow games that you could actually own by getting the Saga collection. Does that make sense to you?
The again, you can argue that the remastered version of God of War III is aimed at those gamers who own just a PS4 but have never played a God of War game… that it’s the company’s attempt to get as many people interested in the franchise before God of War 4 releases…
But if you own a PS3, it’s probably in your best interest to forego God of War 3 remastered and spend that $20 of that $40 on the Saga collection. The $20 you will save can be put aside for God of War 4, a true next-gen game that we have little doubt will blow your mind.
What would Kratos do?