Too often we forget that there are real people behind the games we play, and whether the title turns out to be brilliant or a bust, passion and hard work goes into every single project. This video uploaded by God of War director Cory Barlog, as he looks at the release’s reviews for the first time, shows just how much energy is invested into these projects.
In short, he breaks down into uncontrollable tears when he sees the Metacritic rating. According to Barlog he debated whether to upload the video in the first place, but he explains in the YouTube description: “So, I thought a lot about whether or not to upload but then I thought of what my son, Helo, is going through right now. He doesn't want us to be around when he is sad, opting to run in another room and yell at us if we try to come in. It has been important to us to let him know that it is okay to be sad, it is okay to cry. There is nothing to hide.”
The video quality is potato cam tier, but it’s unusual to see such raw passion from a creator in the games industry like this. Whether you like God of War or not, it’s a reminder that very passionate people pour their heart and soul into making the games that we play. And it’s perhaps worth keeping in mind the next time you begin to rant on your favourite forum.