God of War designer "Lost Interest in the Genre"

David Jaffe has seemingly lost all interest "in the genre of single player action/adventure games" after designing God of War. This from Jaffe's personal blog.

He continues: "I've really lost interest in making any kind of game that does not fully and only embrace interactivity in the most purest sense… I don't want to tell stories with my games anymore."

Fairly surprising stuff, when you consider what a huge commercial and critical hit God of War was. Read on to find out why this lauded games designer has decided to eschew making epic stories in favour of what he refers to as 'purer' 'rawer' games.


well, i think its a good thing he wants to develop more inteactive, in depth games.

ACE6436d ago

i never saw what the big deal was with the god of war games .............

i playd it i yawnd and i thoughrt what a over hyped game ,,,, one of many on the ps2 and soon to follow on the ps3....

so yup what ever NEXT

The Snake6436d ago (Edited 6436d ago )

While I don't have my PS2 anymore, God of War is one of the reasons I kind of wish I still had it. In fact, this game almost single handedly kept me from selling it. More interactivity in games is always good, don't get me wrong, but it is sad when the lead designer of one of the 10 best games of an entire console generation (my opinion) loses interest in the game or even the genre as a whole. On the other hand, he has shown what he's capable of and if he keeps his high standards, whatever he ends up focusing his efforts on is pretty much guaranteed to be awesome.

The BS Police6436d ago

Look at Bungie, they use to tell rather simple stories in videogames and now look at Halo, one of the best vido game stories ever told.

Kekkei genkai Kid6436d ago

"quit yapping and get to design"
whaa pish (whip noise)

andy capps6435d ago

This is a sign of developer burnout.. He'll be back for God of War 3, and he knows it.. :)

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ClayRules2012474d ago

I won’t rank Ragnarok just yet, although it is honestly leaving me and my wife blown away…won’t go into details right now, not done as I assume others aren’t either, maybe some of you are, idk haha.

But here’s how I rank them

5. God of War 3
4. God of War Ascension.
3. God of War 1.
2. God of War 2.
1. God of War 2018.

MrNinosan474d ago

My same ranking exactly, with Ragnarök at #1.

ClayRules2012473d ago

Wow, that’s pretty interesting that someone has the same ranking as me haha. So, did you beat Ragnarok? I assume so with you placing it at #1

Flawlessmic474d ago

1. God of war 3
2. God of war 2018
3. God of war 2
4. God of war 1

Haven't played the others but about 30 hrs In to ragnarock now so safe to say if it keeps up it will end up being at the top of my list when I'm done.

CrimsonWing69474d ago

I will say the pacing of the original titles and the epic feel to them I feel is way better than the new one’s. Like, I could recognize and appreciate the praise God of War received, but it bores me to tears except for the pivotal moments.

However, that being said I feel Ragnarok is waaaaay better than 2018. I’m only on Ch. 6, but it’s pretty much rocked my face off from the get-go.

I’m really split between this being my GotY or Elden Ring.

robtion473d ago

I think different games in the series had different strengths but all are great. I liked the original as it was an origin story and the mechanics were fresh. The sequel added smoother gameplay. Three was just so far ahead of it's time graphically it wasn't even funny. Plus great gameplay and bosses and insane gore and nice use of sexy time. The reboot was cool but lost a lot of what I liked about the original trilogy (I don't need my games grown up, just fun). Will wait and see with ragnarok as haven't had time to play it yet.


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roadkillers692d ago

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BrainSyphoned692d ago

Rising Zan because Pushman is the best voice acted boss in the history of gaming.

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Knushwood Butt692d ago

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Puty692d ago

I wonder if the ps1 games will have trophies.

Ron_Danger692d ago (Edited 692d ago )

Most likely not… however Sony did patent (a few years ago) a method of adding trophies to ps2 games based on where on the disc information was being read from (basically t detected when it was loading a new level which would trigger the trophy). I’m assuming they used that tech when they started selling ps2 games for PS4.

jznrpg692d ago

There were specific trophies too not just level based if I remember correctly .

Ready4nxtgen692d ago

Parasite eve 1 and 2
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