The review embargo had just lifted on God of War, the video game the studio's creative director had sweated over for five years, and Barlog wanted to be alone as he found out what critics had to say.
To Cory and your team.... Thank you!
There is those hand few who will dislike on every Sony game LMAO!! Anyways i am so excited to play this game , Got it digital and only few hours left until the game unlocks Cant wait
I'm much more interested in the story of this one.. How did kratos end up in this world??! So hyped!!!
I m not going out until I finish the whole thing. Long weekend ahead! Cant wait.
A 95 meta is like 101 on the Switch. Good job Sony, keep killing the competition.
@mikeslemonade what a retarded statement. If at some point Sony would have killed all of its competition, it would not be a glorious moment for gamers or gaming in general. Get some education on monopolies please. Second, I am sick of the 'Switch reviewer bias conspiracy'. So many different people and opinions out there, how likely would it be that they are all biased towards a single system? Or do you believe that they meet behind closed curtains and agree on rating all the switch games higher? Whats the point? Gaming is great and everything, but people like you should really try reading a book from time to time. @topic Can't wait to play this one. Very hyped about the single shot camera, and how the story carries over.
@Tiqila Monopolies are bad, yes, but there is most certainly a very open and apparent Nintendo bias in a lot of games media, much of it attributable to nostalgia, some to other factors.
This is just an interesting observation but... Sony has given us two GoW games every gen since it came out on the PS2. GoW 1 & 2 on PS2. GoW 3 & Ascension on the PS3 but then they also gave us remasters of 1 & 2 as well as consolized versions of the two PSP games as well. That is six GoW games in just the last gen alone. So while i would be expecting another GoW games this gen for the PS4... seeing how many they did last gen, it just makes sense for them to just release one and make it the best it can be. The next gen will see a sequel for sure.
^Tiqila Lol don’t insult my intelligence. Monopoly, is like high school studies. Thing is Nintendo success doesn’t make Sony directly better. Nintendo success shifts focus to smaller budget games and gimmicky games. For examples if Labo takes off(which it won’t), Sony will try to compete and gain some of that market share. So that does not benefit us gamers if Sony sends one or several developers to make arts and crafts games. Because instead they can make this remakes like Spyro and medieval. The next little big planet. The next Teraway. Next time don’t talk about elementary stuff like competition and monopolies. Anybody who is 14 years old or older knows that.
^Tiqila And it’s also true that last gen systems like the Nintendo switch are graded with a lower standard. A WiiU game is -8. And switch game is minus -6 compared to current gen games. God of War is better than any game on the switch.
ShadowWolf712 You know what is funny? Is that the people that say that here and I'm gonna stick to here because I know who they are, are biased themselves and biased towards Sony. I don't see guys that prefer xbox or pc putting Nintendo's reviews of 1 game in question. In fact this idea that Nintendo games get a pass is kinda new around here and it started solely because Zelda was released around the same time as Horizon and the critics had the "nerve" to review a Nintendo game better than a Sony game. Of course this went overboard because most around here are sheep.
Nice bit of revisionist history there fella, the largely American based games media, who have a deep rooted nostalgia for Nintendo franchises from their childhoods, have a long history of ranking Zelda and Mario titles highly. If you think this has been a discussion point over the last year you are deluded. Personally, I happen to generally agree with most Zelda and Mario reviews as I loved those games.
I wasn't talking about the media, I was talking about N4g and how this agenda that Nintendo games get a pass started to get pushed hard around here by majority for the exact reason I mentioned: Zelda outscored Horizon. Also no, never before have I seen so many around here claiming that there is bias towards Nintendo until the sheep around here started their imaginary war between Link and Aloy and I've been coming here for 10 years. Not only that but is ALWAYS the sony fanboys bringing this up. I don't mind talking about the media though which you are trying to reduce to the US for some reason maybe because you're american. Well I see it from an european standpoint and most of us didn't grow with Nintendo and their franchises. Most of us grew up with Sega and later Sony and we don't have this nostalgia towards Nintendo games that the sheep, who are biased themselves, say is the reason why Mario and Zelda get a pass. Care to check how well european critics scored both games? Angry Joe, an american, who said that BoTW was his first Zelda game and doesn't particularly like Nintendo loved the game. Nostalgia or not, alone it doesn't explain the universal praise that the critics showed towards BoTW and Mario.
Who wouldn’t? God of War is one of the best games ever made. Congrats to Cory and the team!
I, personally, can't wait for this game...but you cant really say its one of the best games ever made, when it hasn't even been released yet.
Bro it already is according to reviews, and many have played the gane by now.
When most of the reviews say as much its pretty much guaranteed fgs lol.
He can, you know. Going off reviews alone it's up there with Zelda and Mario Odyssey as one of the highest rated games ever, at least for this generation. He doesn't need to have played it to know this. Now whether he likes it when he plays it for himself is a different story but that doesn't detract in the slightest from those review scores
I'm probably going to cry when I finish this game :)
I second your emotion!
i'm stuck in a glass case of emotion!!!!
I’m crying that Amazon hasn’t shipped my collectors edition hasn’t yet at this time
Yes it will be a very emotional time when it hits that this game is one of the greatest acheivements in gaming history.
I could tell you who else is crying over the reviews... 😏... but I won't 😉
You've earned your 2 month vacation Cory 😁
I hope Sony gives him the freedom to create something special to him. I am sure GoW will be a huge commercial success so I think Cory deserves it.
I hope he gets the chance to create a new IP. He deserves the chance. He is an amazing creative director that has lead the team to create imo the two best games in the series in GOW2 and God of War.
Cory seems like a cool guy. I’m glad we have his team making masterpieces for PS4
If I were him I would cry too. GoW is both fiction and reality.
Thank you Cory.
I can understand that. I’d be crying too. He was so passionate about this new direction, and Sony & SSM were right behind him to help make his vision come to life. Cory had a vision for Kratos and the God of War series, in taking it in a new direction. In the end, everyone at SSM came together to help bring Cory’s vision to life. It was a team effort and they delivered (as reviewers have said) an incredible game. A masterpiece. The best game of this generation. Best in the series. Etc... I’m genuinely so happy & proud of Cory & all the folks at SSM =) Passionate people/gamers/developers who aren’t in it for a quick buck. They wanna create the best games they possibly can & do better with each game.
I bought a PS4 Pro to experience this epic game. Good job for moving the game industry forward with this masterpiece in art and gaming that rivals movie cinema.
in my opinion it isn't about what they think. its about what we think. we are the ones to me that should matter the most. you can have the best reviewed game ever and still sale low. i cant wait to play this game tomorrow night..there are so many games i own that reviewers crapped on but i still loved to play..god hand on ps2 comes to mind..
And he'll probably cry when gamers express the same praise and gratitude for his and his teams hardwork. Sure you've seen him interviewed? He comes across as humble, intelligent and just an all round good guy. Gamers praise will mean the world to him and his team.
You’re right that we shouldn’t only focus on review scores. But since many reviewers are passionate gamers like us and given that they seem extremely impressed by the latest GOW installment, I think it’s nice to already have a positive indication of how we’ll receive the game.
Who is this “they” you are talking about? It can’t be reviewers because they are people like us too and got play the game first, not to mention on twitter there are several people that have tried the game and are saying great things about it
Who pissed in your cornflakes bro. Did you overlook all logic?
Awwww!! He deserves all the praise!! Tomorrow night I'll share his joy!!
That's got to be a surreal feeling, experiencing overwhelming praise when you've been fighting doubt for 5 years. I wouldn't know how to feel, but I'd probably cry too. Cory and his team deserves all the praise!
How the hell they did all that with one camara shot is stunning.
The passion of the Barlog.
I'm sure Sean Murray cried over his game's reviews too :'D
I really shouldn't laugh... but lol, that was a good comment, Frinker.
That was Shady but I had to snicker!!
What a great achievement, good for him and his team!
I'm right there with u Corey. Now u can take a vacation then comeback and work on your new project, I'm sure it will be awesome just like this god of war u and your team got so many praises on.
I would cry too if I were in his shoes. 5 years of dedication and hardwork was worth it. The accolades keep coming. This game is a certified blockbuster. Kudos to Cory, SSM and SONY. Great job!
Everyone is saying great things about Cory & thanking him for making a great GOW game for the second time & there's a hater down voting folks comments & sentiments. The jealousy & envy is real! Smh.
I see that! There's at least one person disliking people being happy for another human being! So sad!
Was thinking the same thing Elda.....Cory and team we salute you this game is amazing by the way got my copy early and I’m going have to be childish and fanboyish here to the down voter ain’t you got anything better to do seriously go back to your sea of thieves and backwards compatibility games smh :/
I think it mostly comes from shilling for someone who most likely doesnt give a shit about you. They care about money like anyone in business. I'd cry to knowing how much money they'll be making off of sales.
Omg thank you Cory, you TRULY deserve it. I couldn't be happier for you! Well done on this monumental achievement.
Hard work and passion it should always be recognized!, Cory and the whole God of War developing team deserves every bit of recognition of this Masterpiece they created!
They obviously poured their heart and soul into this game.. It paid off in spades.. I cant imagine the amount of fine detail put into every part of this game world they created.. Bravo i say.. What sucks is all the user review haters that will be incoming trying to bomb it like zelda botw
When you truly put for the effort like you folks did, then you deserve it!!!! Congrats.
I can't wait to play this.
It has to be emotional to work so hard for so long and put your blood ,sweat and tears into a project and have it be loved by so many! Not just loved but praised universally!
Can't wait to play tomorrow.
Can't wait to pick this up tomorrow!
Nothing wrong with it. he has always been a very emotional person Cory. He has a lot of passion for what he does. He works his ass off to the point of complete exhaustion. Why he left after GOW2.
I probably would as well, after designing this masterpiece.
I don't blame him. You put your heart and soul into a project like this. It's a labor of love. And then your fate hangs in the balance of critics and gamers. So glad for you Corey you're going to get your just rewards. From everything I've seen of you, you deserve it. Bravo.
Sorry for this one. But MS also cried over the games reviews! "Its a joke, for those who didnt get it"
I'll cry when I finally get to play it. Roll on Friday!!
This kind of singleplayer only games is why i bought a PS4, Sony rocks and theyr first party games are all AAA material.
Amen. I don't think I'm going to be playing my xbox much at all this year unless Crackdown 3 somehow turns out to be good, or if Forza Horizon 4 comes out.
Alot of Xbox Fanboys cried too, and Phil Spencer.
He has done super amazing work ^_^!
When you get praised by the industry for your hard work, you can only cry tears of joy. Cory made the best GoW in the series. He deserves all the praise. I'm pretty sure Phil Spencer and Xbox fanboys cried when they found out that Xbox One will NEVER get a game of that quality.
Corey you crying almost made me cry. It is evident your love for the art of games and your family. I preordered your game months ago. I had nothing but faith in you. Very happy that I'll get to play this awesome game and happy for you and the hard work of your team. We need more developers like you. The bar has been set I hope others can raise it further in their own games. Take that well deserved break with your family. Congrats my friend.
Amazon uk is already out of stock... this game is gonna be a huge success.