'God of War' Creative Director Cory Barlog on Nihilism and Fatherhood


'God of War' looks to show another side of the brutal Kratos. We asked Cory Barlog how that might play out.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/god-of-war-creative-director-cory-barlog-on-nihilism-and-fatherhood


As someone who hasn’t engaged at all with God of War, I’m definitely interested in seeing how they thread the needle of keeping Kratos’ ‘edge’ (so to speak) while making it work with the child character. I’m hopeful that it’ll produce something interesting that invites nuanced discussion, since I’d hate for a genuine effort to third-dimensionalise the character turn into “oh, Kratos is a dick and a bad dad”? That might be a little naive of me, though.


He has a interesting idea to where Kratos is going. Curious how it going to work through gameplay and the action they let the players do.