God of War director’s response to reviews will warm your cold heart

At this point it’s easy to take the quality of God of War for granted. The game has been receiving perfect scores almost everywhere, and now has a very respectable rating of 95 on Metacritic.

In our own 9/10 review we called the PS4 game the best in the series, thanks to its gorgeous graphics, satisfying combat, and excellent story.

But for any game director, the response to a project is always uncertain, and awaiting feedback can be nerve-wracking. Cory Barlog lead the project through its five-year development cycle, and to celebrate the game’s launch today, posted a video on his personal YouTube channel of the moment he first looked at the game’s critical response.

It’s a heartwarming moment, so we won’t spoil it for you.

Tears all around

When games are developed and published by such massive companies, it can be easy to forget the personal connections individual developers have with it. Moments like Barlog’s above are a great reminder of the passion that goes into even big-budget AAA game development.

Barlog isn’t the only developer to have been caught crying out of a love of video games. At last year’s E3, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle director Davide Soliani cried as Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto praised his team’s efforts.

God of War is available today. We’ve rounded up where’s cheapest to buy it for you, too.

At what Metacritic rating do you think it’s ok to cry? Do you draw the line at 90, or would an 80 rating warrant some tears? Let us know @TrustedReviews