Some people were rather annoyed just how much Kratos and the God of War formula has changed in the latest game. If you read last weeks What We Played they you will know I am one of them, but my stance has mellowed somewhat as about half way through the story the game does things – which I won’t mention as they are spoilers – which make it a lot more like classic God of War.
Another person initially upset with Cory Barlog’s reinvention of Kratos was the president of SIE’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida.
“I mean, the framerate was terrible, everything just felt bad… He’s playing, he’s got scrunched up shoulders, head shaking a little bit,” explained Cory “I definitely get the feeling while he’s playing that he’s not having the greatest of times – which is great. I mean, it bums me out a little bit, but that’s what I brought him in here for.”
“He kinda just shook his head and walked out the door. He never told me how he felt. In fact, he only told one of my friends, who he saw at a party. He [Yoshida] said, ‘Oh, you’re working on God of War? I just gotta say, I played the game the other day. I was horrified.'”
Obviously the game went on to be a big hit and Shuhei Yoshida was much happier the second time he saw the game.