PlayStation Plus is a labor of love. Still in its infancy it has yet to deliver on the promises Sony was spewing at this past E3, but they are still attempting to make it a worthwhile purchase.
One such way is the upcoming release of the God of War: Ghost of Sparta demo on September 7th. While much isn't known about it, the demo is likely to be a downloadable version of the playable demo from E3 this past summer.
Ghost of Sparta fills in the gap between God of War and its sequel as players assume the role of Kratos while he fulfills his newly found God of War duties. Unfortunately, since this a PSP game we won’t be able to feast our eyes on the stunningly beautiful graphics that were in the third game but, on the bright side, Ghost of Sparta carries a refined combat system - and will deliver all the gore and violence you could want out of a Kratos adventure.
If, after playing the demo, you're looking to get more Ghost of Sparta than can be contained in one game, be sure to pick up the PSP Entertainment Pack and secure an awesome God of War themed PSP and your own copy of Kick-Ass on UMD.
As much as I would love to play as Kratos one more time, I think it's important to temper expectations - because God of War 3's strengths were grounded, mostly, in what Sony Santa Monica could accomplish with the graphical power of the PS3. Yes, Chains of Olympus, the first God of War PSP game, was a fun romp and didn’t miss a beat, but if this is the last we see of Kratos for some time (or forever) I would have liked him to go out on a higher note. That, of course, is just my opinion.
Any PlayStation Plus members out there who are going to download this demo? What are your feelings on Ghost of Sparta? Let us know in the comments below.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta tears its enemies in two on November 2nd for the PSP.
Source: PlayStation Blog