Skill Up interviews Cory Barlog - Creative Director of the critically acclaimed God of War game, on his reactions to the positive reviews that the soon to be released game is gathering.
Pure class is Cory.
Father's Day has been officially moved to April 20th. Have you ever watch the God of War Directors Spotlight video? Its amazing to know that all of the directors were just thrown into the job because no one wants to direct the game. They were afraid and indoubt. It was lile being thrown into the ring with Andre The Giant or Yokozuna as your enemy. God of War is a terrifying franchise indeed.
So looking forward to this next week. Corey deserves a nice break to enjoy some quality downtime. As Corey said at the end, "Buy the game. Go play the Game. It's wonderful".
I have followed Cory since GoW2 and i always said he was extremely under appreciated, i hope now he gets the recognition and respect he so deserves.
"It was lile being thrown into the ring with Andre The Giant or Yokozuna as your enemy." So pre planned and fake? I kid I kid
“One of the greatest review cycles in video game history” gotta love it!
Nice, now do Rare reacts to Sea of Thieves reviews. (Couldn't help myself XD)
Be careful negative comments about sea of thieves have been known be be flagged as inappropriate as of late on n4g. Even if they are opinion or fact.
That's because Christopher is a terrible mod who enjoys abusing his power.
Glad I'm not the only one who noticed. It's almost like Microsoft are leaning on n4g mods to control the damage.
#F*** doubt and Konami
Only on PS4 " Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Fear Ever Will." - Cory Balrog Words to live by. So David Jaffe was offered to direct this game but was afraid to screw up the game. This is why I like my PlayStation. The developers on PS4 are the most avant garde experimental risk taking visionaries in gaming. Big Risk Big Rewards. "You Are My Lover Not My Rival" - Boy George Glory to Mankind!
Well said, i've had PS as my main platform for over 20 years and that is not changing anytime soon.
Absolutely and really Sony has been pushing the envelope and bringing amazing games since the beginning! Nintendo brought the industry out of the hole and brought gaming to the masses but Sony stepped in and flipped the script and brought the industry to new heights! It's amazing at what's happened to gaming in the last three decades!
I think he was referring to the series. Jaffe did the first, it was a big hit and handed to Cory. He didn't want to mess it up then or now. I highly doubt Jaffe would be given a game like this anymore. He seems to be in a sort of developer purgatory of sorts.
Yes, big risk following the formula of other top selling games.
Like Mario 64 idea was stolen from Argonaut Software Yoshi pitch? https://www.eurogamer.net/a... Like Twilight Princess and BOTW borrowed so much from Shadow of the Colossus? https://youtu.be/mE9oUJXl-W... Like A Link Between Worlds and Mario Oddysey copied PS3's Sideways? https://youtu.be/fpC8Jg3mQh... And I can go on and on about how you kiss ass Nintendo fans overrate and over credit your favorite company. You are the very reason Nintendo will stay trapped in Neverland. At least Balrog is open about his inspirations of his game unlike you guys think that Nintendo invented and is first EVERYTHING in video games.
Oh you mean like the Ubisoft game, Zelda BOTW? Oh wait, it isn’t a Ubisoft game? 😉
I remember when the phantom pain got a lot of perfect scores. I was so excited. When I got my hands on the game. The game turn out to be pure trash.
Are you saying GoW is pure trash?
No not at all
Maybe it was you?
Same here mate. I was sceptical before buying MGSV but the glowing reviews and talk of "the best Metal Gear ever" convinced me that I was worried over nothing. End result? Literally the most disappointing game of my entire life, and I've been gaming since the Sega Master System. So I can understand your scepticism.
Well remember, the 80 something reviews are from the early review codes, the guys that got wined and dined at the preview event. Let's see what the score is once the other sites get their hands on it.
All 83 were wined and dined??? .....ok then
Hmmmmm i didn't see you said that for any MS or Nintendo exclusive that was getting excellent reviews. But i know that it's not easy for you xbox fans these days as highly aticipated MS game critically flopped while highly anticipated Sony exclusive is getting universal critical acclaim, so little amout of salt is normal from you guys.
No doubt, Sony will let Cory create a brand new IP, especially after all of this. Cory and Sony Santa Monica getting the praise they so rightfully deserve.
I think they will do a sequel for this not an new IP. But we will see.
There is definitely a sequel already planned by the same team, so you are probably right
You should also check out Laymen Gaming on youtube which is the sister channel to Skill up. Some of the funniest stuff you'll see
I didn't doubt the game as much as hold some reservations for it and I couldn't be happier to check it out in a few days. It's one thing to grab a single 10/10 but a flock of them is telling and when the lowest score is an 8/10...yeah. Can't wait. Not a fanboy but this is why I game on a Playstation. They get it with regard to quality of experience.
I want to watch Cory's reaction video.
Me too. I could not find it anywhere.
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