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God of War 2 Director Likes Stories, Misses Boats

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 24, 2008 by Pvt. Eyes

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I suppose I’m a little late on this one, but this kind of buffoonery, in addition to pissing me off, is timeless.

Cory Barlog, director of God of War 2, recently talked about Super Mario Galaxy, and criticized its “vapid story.” He told Wired’s Game Life blog his reasons for not liking Galaxy: “I think it is because I just don’t care about the why…You think with a franchise this big they would at least put a little effort in the why.”

Hey Cory: Since when do games have to have stories? Yeah, most of them do, but non-narrative games can be great, innovative, and extremely important to the development of video games as whole. Barlog totally misses the point. Continue reading

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