A lot of heart went into the recently released God of War, which fans can see on the face of game director Cory Barlog in a video of him reacting to the game’s reviews.
The video starts with Barlog delaying opening the site, which is understandable when you’re about to find out how people responded to a project that took up five years of your life. Upon loading up the page and seeing where God of War‘s score landed, the director breaks down a bit, and no one can blame him.
“[Review scores] shouldn’t matter, but I’m just so f—ing proud,” Barlog said. “I’m just so lucky to work with the people that I work with.”
God of War currently sits at 95 out of 100 on Metacritic, which is actually one point higher than it was when Barlog first checked it. EGM played its part in the impressively high rating, with our score landing square on the Metacritic average of 95 (9.5 technically, as our scores are out of 10). We agree that Barlog should be proud of his team, ending our review by stating “if it isn’t perfect, it’s damn near close.”
An aggregate score of 95 out of 100 is impressive, and even more impressive is that it makes God of War the highest rated game ever to launch first on PS4. The only other PS4 contenders are Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us Remastered, and both started out as PS3 launches.
God of War is out today, April 20th, exclusively on PlayStation 4. Even though the game just launched, fans have already learned about an update that will introduce a photo mode into the game.