After years of steady development, Sony’s God of War reboot is finally released for the PlayStation 4. For nearly five years, director Cory Barlog and his dev team have worked hard to bring fans the action-adventure game that would take the franchise to an even higher level of success.
Now, in a video uploaded on Barlog’s YouTube channel, which you can check out below, the director was shown checking out God of War’s review scores for the first time. After hesitating at first, Barlog checked the review scores on several websites and was overwhelmed with what he saw. The almost perfect scores from multiple sites and seeing the praises critics are saying on the game drove Barlog to tears
“[The review scores] shouldn’t matter, but I’m just so f**king proud,” Barlog said in the video. “I’m just so lucky to work with the people that I work with. I’m glad I didn’t f**k it up.”
In the video, Barlog mentioned that he was not sure if he wanted to make the video in the first place. However, the director got personal and said that he was thinking of what his son is “going through right now” and it is vital for him to let his son know that showing emotion is OK and that there is nothing wrong with it.
“It is OK to cry. There is nothing to hide. I thought I would try to set a good example and show him that papa can cry in front of the world,” Barlog said.
The video was released a few hours ago and has views of around 56,000 as of the writing of this article. After God of War’s almost perfect score from multiple game critics and reviewers, it is understandable and at the same time heartwarming to see Barlog’s reaction to all the recognition the game is receiving right now. God of War releases today, April 20, and is exclusive for the PlayStation 4.
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