God of War's Director Cory Barlog Responds to IGN Comments

IGN: "IGN has one of the most active comments sections on the Internet. We showed Cory Barlog some of our favourites."

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DaMist267d ago

This isn't the first interview I've seen with him and the dude is so quick witted and smart. I'd love to hang out with him haha

fiveby9267d ago

Will you be playing at altitude? Or maybe playing in your treehouse? That was funny. Cory is gonna be laughing all the way to the bank on that one.

Big_Game_Hunters267d ago

People actually think these aren't scripted. lol

Null1980267d ago (Edited 267d ago )

I usually prefer to read articles than to watch videos, but I have to say this guy's delivery is hilarious and just great. David Jaffe, when he originally created God of War, was known to yell, scream and curse at his employees so they would channel their frustration and rage into the game. Now that the rage of God of War has been well established in the series, Cory Barlog is going to slam us with his giant box of Norse tissues! Bringin' the feels like the almighty force of Thor's hammer! Can't wait!

UltraNova266d ago

I so much want to see Kratos rip God of jokes..ehm Thunder's... head off then take his hammer and pummel his daddy, Odin to a pulp!

Cant wait for this gem!!

AspiringProGenji267d ago

TlOU jokes got old already people. Come with something new

darthv72267d ago

No offense, but when I first saw it and the way it was laid out I couldn't help but make that connection as well. I mean it seems Sony has a thing for close camera 3rd person games this gen. But despite people making TLoU references, it isn't turning me off from the game. It makes me want to play it even more due to wanting to see where this new direction takes Kratos & son.

AspiringProGenji267d ago

Good! I like to see my characters on screen, not a walking gun

Nyxus267d ago

Well yeah I'm sure it's been influenced by TLOU to some extent, which is a good thing. Every game developer is influenced by great games that came before and that they admire.

zeuanimals267d ago

There's practical applications for centering the camera closer on your characters. They're your characters and you may wanna see how they act in every situation and it brings you closer to the action.

And they only have two games with the camera that close, TLOU and GOW. MS has their own game that's shorthanded to GOW that uses it, as well as Quantum Break. Uncharted, Infamous, etc. Have typically been pretty zoomed out or can be and only get up close when its necessary, like when aiming.

Xenophon_York267d ago


Played through Uncharted 4: A Thief's End,, Horizon Zero Dawn, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Limb and then The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt basically one after the other. Then I tried to play Rise of the Tomb Raider and couldn't get into it for like a week. The story finally hooked me—but yeah, it's easy to go game-blind with all these third-person view games.

SpinalRemains138267d ago

Same here, Aspiring. 1st person games were cool when they were new, but third person action games are and always will be the greatest way to play.

Walking gun is absolutely tired.

IamTylerDurden1267d ago (Edited 267d ago )

It's not Sony trying to copy TLoU or having a thing for 3rd person close camera view, it's that in many cases this view turns out to be the best way to make a story driven action game. People want to see their character, they want to see them emote and this camera view offers the best choice to convey the type of story and gameplay they are trying to achieve.

They aren't just attempting to mimic TLoU, but Sony as a whole deals in deep and moving narratives and companions help to achieve this by building a bond. If anything it mimics Logan more, but i'm sure God of War will stand on its own feet and prove that it is indeed its own entity rather than a copycat.

jukins267d ago

its not having a thing for the close camera 3rd person. its that the 3rd person and that camera allows sony's games to shine best. I mean honestly could you imagine playing uncharted or infamous in 1st person.

StormSnooper266d ago

Well if the story is as beautifully narrated then count me in.

Gaming_1st266d ago


"but third person action games are and always will be the greatest way to play."

If you would applied this as a opinion is one thing. But to apply it as fact is just dumb. 1st person shooters are some of the most popular games every year. And even though you say it's tired the fact remains it is not and just as popular as it ever has been.

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DaDrunkenJester267d ago

Well... considering Cory himself directly said he took a lot of inspiration from ND and TLoU it's only obvious there will be some similarities.

But at least he is taking inspiration from a great game, so why is that a bad thing?

Elda267d ago (Edited 267d ago )

It's not a bad thing at all,it's paying homage to developers he admires.

DaDrunkenJester267d ago


Exactly. The only time it would be an issue is if he was completely ripping off TLoU, but from what I'm seeing is he is taking all the great things about it's presentation, graphics, tones writing etc. and wrapping it up in a nice GoW package.

Big_Game_Hunters267d ago

I didn't know From Software was a 1st party Sony studio?

UnHoly_One267d ago

"Come up with something new"

Same could be said to Sony.

Not all of their games need to be the same.

Xenophon_York267d ago

I up-chuckled a little bit in my mouth.

AspiringProGenji267d ago

Except their games aren’t all the same.

SpinalRemains138267d ago (Edited 267d ago )

I know right?

Bloodborne is exactly like TLoU and inFamous and GoW

Most love Bloodborne due to its being different. Setting, music, gameplay, enemy design etc.. That game has millions begging for a sequel because it brought us something completely different.

saint_seya267d ago

The only thing is the same in here, is your fails troll attempts..

Dark_Knightmare2267d ago (Edited 267d ago )

Yeah because HZD,dreams,Detroit become human,tearaway,lbp,Spider-Man, days gone,gt sport,MLB the show,ratchet and clank,bloodborne,infamous,ghos t of tshuima are all the same smh get some new material my dude.

TedCruzsTaint267d ago

I am not un un-abashed Sony drone, as many on this site are.
That said, they churn out interesting, new IP at a fantastic rate.

TLOU and this, specific GoW share nothing in common, outside of face-value similarities in camera style, and the fact there's a freaking kid.

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doos_vd_kak267d ago

The only thing that is a joke is Microsoft's 2018 line up compared to Sony's and Nintendo's.

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Lighter9267d ago

I was wanting to "Read Full Story," but it's a video.

Xenophon_York267d ago

With you.

Sucks when there's a story that's interesting, you're conserving data, and it's a video without the transcript.

Rude-ro267d ago

And what is funny is how infested ign comments are with Xbox fans... that’s why I do not even go there. Makes n4g look like a hippie love in compared to the trolls and bickering over there.

SpinalRemains138267d ago

What is it? Mostly kids on that site?

Quetzll267d ago (Edited 267d ago )

A bit like this one

Vegamyster267d ago

Popular sites/games generally attract more trolls/immature users, IGN has its fair share of fanboys on all platforms.

meka2611266d ago

It changes depending on the site, IGN has more xbox fans and N4G has a ton more sony fans. Gotta pick your poison I guess.

bolimekurac267d ago

its probably becasue all the aaa ps4 games seem to made on the same engine by the same people when its just them sharing the tech, but yeah all the games feel the same in one way or another, days gone tlou god of war etc.. they all have this same feel, not a bad thing at all

Palitera267d ago

Directly from the future!

OoglyBoogly267d ago

I get what you're saying. It's like games that use Unreal, you can just always sort of "tell". I do know that feeling on the Playstation...been this way since the PS3. Hell, maybe since the PS2 with Indigo Prophecy...thats where I first remember the whole " cinematic" feeling that the Playstation is known for now.

You got plenty of down votes but I get you. Not a bad thing at all, but just like how the Xbox has its dude bro shooters and Forza thing, Playstation has its serious / cinematic thing.