God of War is probably going to be one of the biggest titles of 2018. However according to Santa Monica Studio’s Cory Barlog it initially faced a lot of criticism. Barlog who is now back working at SIE Santa Monica revealed that there was skepticism regarding the idea of a God Of War reboot.
Speaking to the Official PlayStation UK Magazine Issue # 140 Cory mentioned that the game was widely criticized when it was first shown off and a lot of people believed that it wasn’t a “God of War” game due to multiple reasons.
“Just a lot of people were very doubtful of what we were going to do. “This is not God of War, this is going to fall flat, this is really bad”. I said: “Look, I believe in this and if it falls flat, it falls flat, I’m just going to be fully leaping off the cliff”.
It’s not like I begrudge them for having that fear because they are very worried that no one’s going to get this and everyone is going to think that this was just ill-advised. But I think that E3 2016 demo bolstered everybody and ignited their spirit and enthusiasm.”
Sure there might have been a small chance that it got the Mass Effect Andromeda treatment , and it may have in turn destroyed a brilliant franchise.But from what we have seen so far that doesn’t seem to be the case and God Of War by all accounts seems to be a game that will be a fan and critic favorite.