I often wonder what it must have been like to actually be in Rome while the great gladiators of ancient times battled in front of frenzied crowds clamoring for more blood and torn flesh. Chunks of guts lay on the floor from your defeated enemies while you stand towering above their lifeless carcass laughing aloud – weapon of choice hoisted in victory!
So that’s pretty much the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer pack which you can download from the PlayStation network if you’re a PlayStation Plus Member. I played around with it for a while and it was pretty cool! You have to choose a God to align yourself with – Zeus, Ares, Poseidon, or Hades. They give you a weapon and certain abilities that are unique to them. After that you off to the Hercules arena where you battle other mortals over the PlayStation Network. It’s pretty much a free-for-all really, however, button mashing though tempting is not the way to go. Timing is really everything, as well as collecting power-ups before the others.
In between matches you can level up your character by equipping any relics you found or leveling up your magic, weapons, or armor. You get points by doing different things around the stage like getting a certain number of kills, or collecting a certain number of secondary weapons. The better you do in battle, the more points you will have in your possession to spend on better upgrades. Check it out on the PSN and don’t say anything if you run into me online and I wash you up!