The creator of God of War and Twisted Metal David Scott Jaffe has fired up his Twitter account to share his opinion about one of IGN's Podcasts from this week - in which is sort of implied that God of War is immature.
You don't "mock" a legendary franchise like God Of War. I bet those same people won't even beat Bloodborne anyways. Because IGN people suck at games, they really do.
That review, show they lacked skills of passing the game even though they had an early copy and still cant pass it up to know while other reviewers finish earlier.
I never understood the hate GoW got for being violent. Especially the hate on Kratos for being, for the most part, a one dimensional character that is nothing but rage. I personally like that about the series. No game has ever made me feel more powerful than GoW. There is nothing wrong with enjoying them just like there is nothing wrong with enjoying mindless action movies. They are there for pure enjoyment. They dont need to be "deep" or "moving" for them to be good games.
I agree totally. The story pretty much sets Kratos as a character that is hell bent on revenge...against some of the most vengeful, rage-filled gods of any pantheon. It would be IMPOSSIBLE to be anything else other than pure rage to succeed in that task. For lack of a better explanation, Kratos abandoned his humanity and embraced his inner Greek god. If you can't beat them, join them...then beat them!?! LOL
IGN like the rest of the media should be ignored.
Mitch Dyer, is weird, certainly not among the best journalist at ign. I'm not sure what he is implying that it's a game you enjoy at 10 years old. By that logic, I'd imply that he's the result of questionable parenting. That game is way too suggestive, violent and tongue in cheek inappropriate for young kids, especially 10. And if people at IGN agree with those views then my implications on Dyer extends to them as well. I agree tastes in things change as you get older, but I can't see for the life of me that a 26 year old man who probably played God of War seven years ago can now delineate that the franchise is appropriate for a ten year old. That guy needs to shut.
David "mocks and insults" all kinds of people, including his own fans. He should quit being a hypocrite. If someone calls your game "immature", so what? Look at Kamiya; he doesn't care if people criticize Bayonetta, because he's proud of it and wouldn't change a thing about it. He doesn't need to throw Twitlonger tantrums about a game about ultraviolence being compared to an artsy indie game. We get that they're different. We get it. I'm not siding with the IGN Beyond criticism, because "immature" games have just as much a place in gaming as "mature" games do. I just think Jaffe should quit being a hypocrite and just make his game. He doesn't have to go on social media to whine about this stuff.
"Look at Kamiya; he doesn't care if people criticize Bayonetta, because he's proud of it and wouldn't change a thing about it." Hideki Kamiya has done TONS of rants on twitter railing at dumbass fans and insulting the shit out of them, rofl. Worst possible guy you could've used to support your statement.
Not so much a rant. More a concise "I won't put up with idiots" thing. He gets a lot of garbage on his feed from people who don't read.
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I.. Don't see the problem. It can feel pretty "immature", but it's not a negative. Same applies to Jaffe's other work. There's nothing really wrong with appealing to that sort of teenage cheesiness though, there's no reason to consider it bad or anything, even if it feels awkward. I can see why social considerations might make it a bit cringey or maybe games of it's ilk could fall further down your list of priorities, while you could've "felt" them more when younger. You get the same with music. “Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” - C.S. Lewis (i see this quote pulled out a lot on the net, but it seems relevant here) .
david jaffe sees your post! http://www.twitlonger.com/s... Never knew jaffe goes on N4G
jaffe returns to the god of war series. Read that jaffe. Make it happen!
LOL that's awesome. Hi David Jaffe! :D
Haven't even bothered listening to beyond since Greg and Colin left.
Greg and Colin >>> Current IGN Podcast Beyond.
greg was cool, colin was a bias tool who let his preferred choice of console interfere with his journalism, still, they made IGN interesting
He is so bias!one! Lol
So much falseness in the last half of your comment.
The result of Greg and Colin leaving is this stupidity.
He must be gay he didn't like the women in GOW.
Got of War is a gaming classic. 99% of games could be said to be immature. They're not really dealing with many adult themes.
For anyone who's been following IGN for the past 5-10 years, I surely hope that you agree with the opinion of it turning into a joke in the past year. They're heading downhill and i honestly dont tustbtheir opinions anymore on reviews.
So... if God Of War is for 10 years old kids, what is all the Nintendo Franchise? For semmen?
There isn't even anyone among the new crew members who actually possesses any Playstation expertise.
Its God of War. They kill gods and sleep with women in the games. Multiple women at the same time. Its not for kids dummies.
Well that's the xbox pod cast, they prefer faceless space marines...
And IGN is getting better with age? They're just as immature. IGN thinks they're big and lay claim to a lot of things in the world but, they're really not that professional. They don't even know how to proofread their articles. Good on Jaffe. He created that series, has watched it grow from its birth and fathered it and has stuck by it the whole way through.
what are you talking about? he doesn't even work for sony santa monica anymore... stuck by it the whole way through? he wasn't even there for the PS3 or PSP titles...
strange how much everyone seems to be defending jaffe here... it's very cool for him to stay connected to community things like IGN podcasts, but he doesn't need to get all touchy in public about this sort of thing. what, is IGN supposed to 'behave' and coddle game devs with only praise and admiration? (and this is what confuses me about the public support he's getting - it's like gamergate and all that hoopla about journalists not being paid off by game devs decided to take a break and bat for the other side). regardless of whether you agree with Marty or Mitch or whoever, I actually don't think Jaffe should be publicly shaming them like this and implying that for some reason IGN should 'know better' or something than to be critical of God of War... as much as I've enjoyed his games, one could argue Jaffe's been resting on his laurels for some time now without any meaningful fresh contributions for nearly a generation... he should be more careful not to come across as an over-entitled blowhard as well.
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