Monday, February 12, 2007

late night refreshing!

So here I am recovering from a cold I got in Vegas from drinking waaay too much and sleeping waaay too little. I am sure you will all see the evidence of that in any of the babble filled interviews I did about the game. Anyway I am perched here in front of my computer hitting the refresh button on several gaming websites to see if any reviews have come up. Lame I know…but since this is my first the reviews do mean a whole lot more to me than they ever have. I have become so accustomed to not caring about the reviews of the game I work on that it is a real shock to the system to be unable to sleep until I see the first that pop up.

From what I understand from the marketing folks and the journo’s I met at D.I.C.E. the reviews should start popping up as early as midnight tonight…well this morning….fuck it…now. In the long run I don’t think it will be healthy for me to read the reviews too much, but since this is such a huge freaking deal to me here I am clicking the refresh button again.

I saw the game trailers preview…bummer about them not getting to finish. I think they ran into some of the issues the team fixed after the review code went out. That is the nature of the beast when sending out the disks before we go through the final steps of QA. I can’t wait to hear their responses when they get the final disks though.

I need to go to sleep…I am tired and this medicine I am on is making me drowsy…but I can’t…gotta’ see what the verdict is. So fucked up isn’t it? I am not someone who really needs outside validation to feel confident in the work I have done. I mean, I love the game, and I know we have done something great. But that is just me...and I am biased like a mother fucker. Oh well life’s a bitch I guess…we will just have to see what we will see.

Refreshing pages again…still nothing. The funny thing is I am probably the only sucker up…they are all most likely asleep nursing the aftermath of their D.I.C.E induced hangovers. Pathetic…me…not them.

Holy shit…the ign review is up…I am going to read it.

Holy shit…a 9.7…nice! After reading it I was expecting a sense of relief to just rush over me, but alas it has not. It is a great review and I am so incredibly psyched that they liked it, but I will hold my jumping around and dancing for when the game is actually on the shelevs. I think I need to just step back from everything now…maybe get back to work on the story I am fleshing out now and figure this fucker out. Still many details to work out! I just got a call from Nate, one of the designers, telling me about the review. I think a bunch of us are going to go out and have a nice celebratory dinner and a few drinks…that should be fun. I think I will need to get to sleep soon so I shake this freaking cold.

All right y’all…later!

cory

UPDATE:

here is the 1up review as well...pretty good. Doh...and I saw that Ken Z already beat me to the IGN review posting in his comment earlier. Nice catch man.

best post I have read yet...NEOGAF forum..."A 9.7. Ouch! I guess Cory messed up."

Man...if 9.7 is messing up...then I am ok with messing up now and again. :)

ANOTHER UPDATE:

The gamezone review is here...pretty cool stuff as well. Thanks to Eric for finding this one!!

KEEPING WIHT THE UPDATE THEME...NEW UPDATE:

The gamespy review is up...very cool to see they enjoyed the game. going off to enjoy some dinner with the God of War 2 guys soon...maybe I will write a new post tonight.

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Jonathan Hawkins said...

HELL YA DUDE WE FUCKING DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!! =)

Cory Barlog said...

nice! I hope you will be joing us tomorrow night Johnny!

cory

Matthieu Gauthier P. said...

Congratulations Cory & Santa Monica! You guys rock!

Can you give us more details about that PS3/720p thing? True widescreen? Better texture details!? Is the frame rate more steady?

Anonymous said...

"have you ever wanted to see the Alma fight from Ninja Gaiden done right? It's here."

-From the 1up review

Props to Jason and Tommy and... everybody!

Vitali said...

Congrats!! I'm speechless.. I want to play this game!!! CORY! WHERE'S MY DEMO?!

Hope that didn't sound too demanding...

Awesome fucking job... I'm gonna watch that GT preview again and again and again and again and again!!!

Cory Barlog said...

props to the whole team!!! Seriously I have never been in a situation where every freaking memeber of the team is triple A! Big ups to every memeber of this team who worked thier ass off to make this game what it is!

cory

P.S. demos coming soon. I go into the office tomorrow and tuesday...so I will know if they have arrived then.

cory barron said...

Congrats man looks like all that hard work paid off! Hopefully the gamespot boys will like it as much.

the one said...

Congratulations...the game is a masterpiece....Congratulations to all members of the team

Anonymous said...

congratulations 9.7 is super i'm going to check the reviews & previews here in holland and see what they give you and then i'm giong to let you know oké cory? i am curious what power unlimited is gonna give you? they are the biggest journalists here in holland :) well going to check that

greetings mike

GodModeGOD said...

There you are Soul. Have you watched all the new vids at GameTrailers and 1UP? I trust you read IGN's review...1UP's too.

It just keeps getting better and better..IGN sounded almost sad that some of the features are for the more 'elite' of players to have fun with....I couldn't be happier.."suck it noobs!" Get better if you want to play in the Arena of the Fates! We are going to steamroll GoWII hardcore!

~I knew my faith in you wasn't misplaced Barlog..you've done very well and I haven't even had the chance to play it personally.. I'm not an easy person to please. It just happens to be that I'm a big fan of Greek Myth and 'violent vidoegames' (BRUTALITY FTW). FPS just don't cut it for me.

---It is probably for my own good that I don't have the demo yet.. I've got another report coming up that requires me to do something new (going to a Shooting Range and Shooting things..I don't like guns) or I'm totally going to have a hard time passing the class. If I had the demo already I'd never work on it..but that doesn't mean I'm not craving it everyday.

NOTE: You seem to be looking for reviews from fans..I'm not good at reviewing but I am good at exploiting and mastering the game. Would you be interested in seeing what TUGOWU's top GoW players can do in a few months time?

Jonathan Hawkins said...

I'll be there for sure!!! I'm so pumped right now I can't goto bed hhahahahah!!!!

Vitali said...

I've read IGN and 1Up's reviews..

"SUCK IT NOOBS" is righT!!!

Hell, they can't play God of War like we can.. We totally rule their collective asses.

Cory, you... I dunno!! I'm utterly speechless!!!! AHHHHH!!!

A said...

Cory, I want to say congrats on having all your hard work pay off. You are truly the friendliest, most accessible game director I have ever seen, and you put up with all of us rabid fans without telling us where to shove it. Can't wait to see what incredible games you create in the future, and long live GOW!!!!

P.S. Where's my demo? (j/k)

thrazz said...

Grats! This just hyped me a bit more :(

Anonymous said...

IGN already got the game? Goddamn, what I would give to be a fly in their office.

Cory Barlog said...

you and me both :)

Fellipe said...

Typical NeoGAF.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Me moreso. You already know what they're discussing. I would sacrifice any damn thing to play this game a month early like those lucky bastards.

Glad they gave the music a 10. I need the soundtrack now, even more than knowing the final boss.

PS, Zeus looks fucking cool. Looks like he ate a little more hamburgers and worked out more this time around.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you right now I'm going to LOVE this game. Already playing God Of War again (on god mode for the eighth time), I can tell there's a lot of differences between the two. Most notably the sound effects. In the first game they sound a little more bland and uninteresting, but in this one, every swing has a very loud sound that makes me piss myself a little. I keep watching the preview and pounding my speakers at six in the morning. Bravo GOW, you keep accomplishing new goals.

Best of luck to all you guys, and I sincerely hope this game receives game of 2007, but it'll be hard with stiff competition like Assassin's Creed, Unreal Tournament III, Crysis, among others obviously.

I wish I found this blog beforehand, so I could have secured a demo. Oh well, eBay here I come. I don't even know if you're sending them to Canada either so maybe I didn't just lose out on being unattended after all.

I hope you guys post more artwork soon!

DeviantBoi said...

Bravo! Congratulations on the great reviews!

I'm a big fan of the first game (best game I've ever played, without a doubt) and I'm so happy that the sequel is even better than the first!

Can't wait to play it!

Now, everyone take a good vacation, read up on some more greek mythology, and come back ready to give us God of War 3 on the PS3!

The 0ne said...

Cory! Dude... I'd like a demo... No...I need a demo...I gotta get my hands on this, and I know it will take ages for it to get to me where I'm at right now. (Uganda)

Michael said...

cory, I feel your pain.

fuck, I hate it when I
have a cold...

simsward007 said...

Hiya cory congrats,

"The One" Cory is not accepting any more requests for demos.

Secondly, Cory, I have seen the final weapon,

Its was seen in the latest vid at gametrailers and it shows a guy who K is fightin and he is using a ice spear which summons ice crystals.

ICE SPEAR and how,

BKHammer icon is a hammer, BoOlympus is a sword and 3rd is a spear.

Theres 2 new bosses, an human which has a spear and a titan, a blue-coloured.

Michael said...

to "simsward007"

its not a spear, its posiedones trident.

there ya go.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cory, can you give some technical description of how you're going to achieve 720p on the PS3? I was wondering if used some special display mode known only to the PS3 or if you're using some kind of PS2 emulation which includes upscaling to obtain higher resolutions "for free". I know Sony are working on PS2 software emulation so it would be interesting to know if that's how you are doing it.

The 0ne said...

@Sim...Optimism.eh...

memo said...

This is not end!,Cory what the name of gow2 (divine retribution)or(the end begin).

Thanks gow team for this game!

thecapps said...

Congrats! I was a little pessimistic that this could live up to the the original, but after reading IGN and 1UP's reviews it looks like you've at least made a comparable game, if not even better. And freakin' 720p support (according to IGN)!! You guys are awesome. Can't wait to try it out on my HDTV. How much will the two disc set cost? $50-60 sounds about right.

Congrats again, now get some rest!

Marco said...

Congratulations on all the great reviews Cory.=) Now it's up to us, players, to keep up with the level of praise for the game, and I bet it won't be hard. Portugal salutes you.

P.S: I knew that scar had a meaning. ahah

Anonymous said...

Congratilations, Cory! I promise you lots of feedback when I play the game.
Can somebody please paste here the 1up review or at least the important parts of it for me? I can't open the site.

Maga said...

By the way, the IGN review is really VERY lame. My grandma would've written it better, and she hasn't played a single game in her life. Those folks are getting their money for nothing. One thing they are really good at is to kill your feelings for the game completely...they do it every time. Fuck'em... But Gamespot, they are also pretty lame. They'll lower their mark for no reason, you'll see. They have a certain attitude for some games. So "passionate" about the product they are... almost as much as IGN. As for 1up, I can't read it either.

Marco said...

lol Those guys at 1up are weird. The very first thing they mention in the review is that there IS another sex mini-game on the Rhodes area. Well whoopi fuckin doo!lol

"Over the course of the game, you'll take the reins of a pegasus, wrestle while in a free fall into hell, fight in a dramatic, silhouetted 2D battle, get dragged by a horse through a swamp, glide into the sunset as part of a boss fight, and plenty more that we don't want to mention for fear of ruining more than we already have."

This puzzled me a bit. A silhouetted 2D battle? o_O

"Along the way, you'll fight roughly eight bosses. We say "roughly" because the line between what constitutes a boss and what doesn't is less clear this time around, with some of the larger normal enemies not being all that far off from some of the smaller bosses. But there are four massive boss fights in particular that rival the scale and drama of anything seen in the first game. One boss is so large you can't even see its head until 10 minutes into the fight. Another boss you have to first defeat on the outside and then climb through its burning remains to finish it off from the inside. And have you ever wanted to see the Alma fight from Ninja Gaiden done right? It's here."

Help me out here guys. What's the Alma fight? Never played NG.

As for disapointments:

"With all this going on, the only real disappointment (apart from minor things like occasionally excessive screen-tearing and a few less than ideal cut-scene framerates) is that the game doesn't really feel like it's evolving the series as much as it is presenting another great entry. The best parts of the game are the incredible scenarios players come across. But each only shows up for a few minutes, and rather than sticking around for the whole game or improving its core, it disappears. Your time with the pegasus is great, for example, but it's over almost as soon as it begins."

Oh and the score is 9.5. =) Hope this has been helpful. Portugal salutes you.

Arnaldo Licea said...

Congrats Cory & Sony Santa Monica for the AWESOME scores!! I can't wait to get it and play it.

Cheers!

-Arnaldo

Vitali said...

A silhouetted 2d battle probably refers to the wall climbing.

The Alma fight.. I'm as intrigued as you are.

1Up are noobs, man.. Don't really take their word for it. What they did with this "review" is just hint at what's coming at you, without ever explaining what's wrong or right with it. You'll have to play the game yourself to really appreciate it.. But I, personally, KNOW it's gonna be a 10. It's gonna rule ass! Zeus is so DEAD!! *Or is he? ...Cory?*

Anonymous said...

zeus really looks beautiful i keep watching that part :) he reminds me of that scary old shang tsung from mortal kombat 1 on the snes but zeus is really big he looks like a real bad ass and undefeatable haha he is scary man hahaha

mike

Zodiak said...

Yeah I think 9.8 is acceptable in game reviews! ;) But congrats on the great score Cory!

The demo must be on its way...hopefully..now I have turned into a rabid fanboy.

well, off to work catch ya later!

-Zodiak

cable said...

Congratulations to you and your team Cory. It's good to see all your hard work pay off. Looking forward to the demo and final game. So it will run in 720p on PS3?

Eric said...

Congrats, Cory. You and your team rocks. Can't wait for the demo!

Max A said...

did OGHC get a copy? I'm loving this game way more than the first one.

Max

Elessar said...

Congrats on the great scores so far. People need to realize that you don't have to reinvent the wheel everytime a new game comes out. You guys took a great base (GoW1) and improved upon it (GoW2)...what more do i need! :P

::Props:: ::Thumbs Up::

Anonymous said...

alma???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XChkfeXQOcI
when i doubt, check youtube

Anonymous said...

I just wonder why the review came out so early. The momentum will subside before the game comes out (1 whole month).

Marco said...

about that Alma lady,

Yeah I did that too (went to youtube and shit) but I fail to understand what the hell do the guys at 1up mean with that statement. But as Vitali said, 1up is nice but oh so full of crap.lol I'll understand it when I play it! And not a moment too soon...

Portugal salutes thee.

P.S: Zeus is bad, bad god and he's gonna have his divine ass handed to him in pissed off Spartan style. =D

evan said...

congrats cory.
but i mist confess: i odn't trust IGN's scores, which i'm happy to do so in this case; how dare those bastards give this game a 0.1 point lower than the first? i was expecting a 10!!!

look, gamespot is always the best when it comes to ratinf imo, i'll wait for their score. and i'm sure it's gonna exceed their first GOW score!

just one thing: did u guys do anytihng about the costumes?

Anonymous said...

did u guys see that new frikkin awsome heavy-attack around 00,30 in the prewiev vid at gametrailers, SWEET!
see what u mean by that alma thing.. bah on alma

Vitali said...

Cory, in the GT preview.. around the part where he says "bigger and badder" Kratos's blades are a gone! It looks like he's dancing.. LOL.. It's in that part where he fights those flying things. What are they, Btw? They're not harpies..

Vitali said...

If you think they're the best at rating, then you agree that God of War recieving 9.3 is justified? You should know better, Evan.

Anonymous said...

if u look close u can see that he is dancing, those birds are kratos' love birds
Do the kratos dance;)

Dutch DeGay said...

Congrats man. Vegas and a 9.7? Now that's excellent!

I'm sure that after we get the game in our hands we'll review it at a 10.

Can you tell us if GOW3 will be only for PS3? (Please say no, please say no)

Dutch
www.thedigitalblast.com

Eric said...

Wow, Cory....niiiice.

From

http://ps2.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r29128.htm

"It’s not just one element that turned the game into a masterpiece, it’s every element – the controls (perfection), world design (unbelievably creative), combat (exciting and challenging), and enemy selection (unreal) are just a few of the reasons why this is PS2’s best first-party release."

Cory Barlog said...

awesome, thanks for the heads up Eric!!

cory

The Mother said...

Totally awesome Cory! We couldn't be more proud. You and your wonderful team have completed a monumental task in continuing the legacy of GOW with GOWII.

Take care of yourself now and rest up for your next challenge, the wrap party! We can't wait to see everyone there.

Mom & Dad

Anonymous said...

i just viewed the intro for god of war 2 on game trailers and holy shit. This is probably the most epic game I have ever anticipated.

Seriously. I have played all the "epic" classes..zelda..metroid..all of them up to jak and daxter. This game however seems to cinematic and so deep that I cannot believe that is actually a game rather than a movie.

I must say that if this is not a trilogy than you gotta be fuckin kidding me.

The series has kicked ass so far even taking in the fact that the 2nd one hasn't even been released.

I don't mean this in a rude way, but if you were smart you would change that wall of post its into a third installment.

Blow the doors off of the ps3. You guys have made the most anticipated game on the playstation 2 even though the ps3 is out.

Take it to the next level man. You've kicked ass so far.

Anonymous said...

pfffffff yeah right this wil become even more then a trilogy ( i hope ) i think we will see one one ps3 & psp as well ( again i hope ) but on the other hand if kratos keeps killing gods like that there will be nothing left to kill hahahaha

greetings mike

Anonymous said...

and if they do that i should say first a psp god of war then the ps3

mike

Anonymous said...

oh and if the psp gets god of war ;) please no lame port of part 1 or something

mike

Marco said...

Hey guys:

Lair of the Titan and Escape from Hades gameplay videos at Gametrailers. Go get 'em!

Portugal salutes you.

P.S: Awesome videos.=D

Marco said...

Ah ah ok... just watched the entire Hades video and it looks like the Hades section is rather small. Or is it a misleading video edition Cory? Anyway I loved them both. Portugal salutes thee!

Anonymous said...

a prequel for the psp would be cool so they can tell more about those 10 years he served the gods and ares :)

Devin Greer said...

Although I disagree with some of the points about God Of War II's flaws, that probably because I am the most dedicated and loving fan alive for the game, you deserved the greatness of the reviews. It's all good news, with good reviews... I guess there's not much to say other than it's great what you and the team have done... I can't wait until March 13th... 29 more days, I can't fucking wait!

-Devin Greer

Masahiro9891 said...

Congrats Cory to you and all the Team and thank you for making a great sequel.

littlest ninja said...

cory!
cory!
cory!
cory!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

oh

my

god

that is SO great.
so so so so so so so so
great.

9.7, huh?
that is super kick ass.

you deserve it.
you and your team.




so ... you're already working on a new project?!

you, ummm ... you still get 2 months off, right?

coz ... that would probably be nice ... and healthy.

correct me if i'm wrong, but i do believe a full nights sleep is indeed healthy.

good job cory.
i'm so happy and excited for you!

~steph~

Devin Greer said...

Yes, do some good for yourself, Cory, get some good R&R...

Marco said...

Kratos Almighty... Gametrailers is providing a fucking walkthrough for GOW2.lol Lots of gameplay videos posted in a blink of an eye. O_< I think I'm getting too spoiled... but I can't stop! =| Portugal salutes you.

Anonymous said...

http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/9226

LMFAO, the sex minigames return!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sex mini game is so awesome. But I'm afraid there are too many spoilers.

Anonymous said...

f*ck gametrailers. They provided a walkthrough of the game already. Somebody needs to tell them to take it down.

Devin Greer said...

Yeah, I think I'm getting too spoiled too, but I CAN'T STOP!

GodModeGOD said...

I never tire of SPOILERS. MOAR!

Anonymous said...

Just want to congratulate the team at Sony Santa Monica for this game, the first reviews are in and I had no doubt that this game was going to kick ass! great work guys can't wait to sit down and go thru this chapter over and over!!

woot said...

dude, there is no way anyone can ruin god of war 2. unless it never comes out, but too late for that. the website looks killer. if kratos were real, then chuck norris would have a serious problem on his hands. cory, no need to worry whether or not your fans will like the game. if you havent noticed already, people are biting their fingers off just watching clips and seeing pics. congrats. im appreciative of the ever-changing combat addition (enemies getting smarter and stuff). keep the story, and hopefully add even more beasts in the next one (if you plan to continue). GO TO SLEEP!!!

Anonymous said...

just don't watch it then ;)

mike

Anonymous said...

another porn scené? haha ah well i have too say it's funny

Anonymous said...

gimme a liknk to the walkthrough plz;)

Vitali said...

It's not a porn scene it's a sex scene.. There's a big difference!

simsward007 said...

Hey Everybody,

The 3rd new weapon is:

THE SPEAR OF DESTINY

http://uk.ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/god-of-war-2-divine-retribution/763910p1.html

Though he was robbed of his godhood, Kratos gains some back during the course of his quest to bring down Zeus. He can earn additional weapons besides his trusty Blades, including a cruel Barbarian Hammer and the Spear of Destiny (each with their own set of upgrades and combo moves). Successful combinations reward Kratos by delivering extra orbs that can be used to upgrade his arsenal of god-busting weapons.

Vitali said...

Hey, Cory!

Today's *Tuesday* the big day right? Today you're getting the demos, right?

I'm gonna pee my pants from excitement.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cory, first of all congrats on your fantastic work; "looking forward to this game" doesn't even come close...

Anyway i just wanted to ask if the PAL version of the game will be available at the same time as the NTSC version, and will it be the 2 disc version also. Thanks and sorry if this has been asked before.

Jeano said...

YO CORY!!
WHAT UP DAWGG? I'M SPEECHLESS MAN, I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE OF YOU IS BETTER (CORY BARLOG OR DAVE JAFFE) AND I HOPE YOU GUYS TAKE SOME TIME OFF WAIT FOR THE REVIEWS, WAIT FOR WHAT SONY HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE GAME AND JUMP RIGHT INTO THE GOW3 PROJECT FOR US.
GOW2 IS SO GOOD IT GAVE ME A HARD ON AND THOSE GAME TRAILERS GAVE ME AN ORGASM.

Tapion440 said...

Well Cory it looks like you may be the next up and coming(hehe) porn star in the industry. Congratulations to you and your team. And I wish you the best of luck with GoW 3...I mean, whatever you decide to work on next.

*awaiting a demo*

-tapion440

Jeano said...

==R E A D===R E A D===R E A D==
HEY THERE CORY,
THE GOW2 GAME LOOKS EXCELLENT, I KNOW THAT YOU'RE A SUPER BUSY MAN AND YOU'VE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON IN YOUR HANDS, I'M NOT A GAME DESIGNER AND I'M NOT BEING INSULTING OR ANYTHING AT ALL, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ARE STILL SOME BUGS/GLITCHES THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. IN ONE OF THE TRAILERS WHEN KRATOS JUMPED DOWN THE CLIFF AND YOU HAVE TO DO A COMBINATION WITH THE TRIANGLE BUTTON... RIGHT AFTER THAT KRATOS IS SWINGING THE BLADES AT SOME FLYING BUGS AND THE BLADES WERE NOT DOING ANY SWINGING AT ALL, ALL YOU SEE IS KRATOS SWINGING HIS ARMS. AFTER THAT WHEN KRATOS IS IN THE TEMPLE RUNNING TOWARD THE STATUE WITH THE BLING BLING LOOKING THING ON HER FOREHEAD AND HER HANDS CUPPED IN FRONT OF HER FACE, THE BLADES OF ATHENA ARE NOT ON HIS BACK AT ALL. WHENEVER KRATOS IS IN THE ICE CAVERN WITH THE STONE TITAN THAT HE IS FIGHTING WITH A BOW AND ARROW, THERE DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE ANY BLADE ON HIS BACK THEN EITHER, IS THIS BECAUSE OF THE BOW AND ARROW OR IS THIS A GLITCH? IN ANOTHER TEMPLE WHEN HE IS STANDING IN FRONT OF A WATER FOUNTAIN/HANGING GARDEN LOOKING THING HE HAS NO BLADES ON HIS BACK AND INSIDE THE COLOSUS BATTLE WHEN KRATOS IS PLUNGING THE BLADE OF OLYMPUS INTO THE GLOWING GEAR INSIDE THE COLOSUS, THE BLADE OF ATHENA ARE NOT ON HIS BACK AT ALL, I DON'T IF IT IS BECAUSE HE IS USING THE BLADE OF OLYMPUS LIKE IN THE GOW1 WHEN HE IS USING THE BLADE OF ARTHEMIS. PLEASE WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE TAKE A LOOK TO SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. THANK YOU.

Devin Greer said...

Dude... Wow, I mean, you need to brush up on you knowledge about how these things work. Not to offend you but if any of those were glitches, then I'm sure they were already taken care of. If not, it's Sony Santa Montica's Game, I'm sure they know what they are doing.

Stephen Peterson said...

This game is so friggin great, it is worth playing 500+ times. Oh yes it is, trust me, i've done it!

Anonymous said...

Cory! Game Informer gave it a 9.75 awesome review.

Andy Butler

Anonymous said...

GameBrink gave it 92 out of a 100
and Under Ground Online gave it 95.
Great work cory I know this games going to be awesome.

Andy Butler

Jeano said...

FFIIINNNNAAAAALLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY!!!
***********************************
HEY PEOPLES!! GOW2 WITH NO TITIES AIN'T NO GOW AT ALL AND I'VE SEEN THEM. MAN!! THOSE (.)(.) BOOBIES LOOKS YYUUUMMMMYYYYY AND I'M THE 1st TO WRITE ABOUT IT TOO, THESE ARE THE 2 B!TCHES THAT ATHENA FVCKED OUR BOY KRATOS FOR, YOU GOT TO LOVE KRATOS HE'S SUCH A PIMP AND A MALE WHORE YOU GO KRATOS AND WHAT'S UP WITH THE CHANCHING SCREEN MAN, I WANNA SEE...I WANNA SEE...I WANNA SEE...I WANNA SEE...

Scott TK-7971 said...

And here I was gonna alert you of the reviews.

Great job. I'm glad the reviews are positive, even though I planned on getting a copy Months in advance because I have faith in your talent.

JC said...

Thank you and your whole team for making it possible. I'm already looking forward to playing the sequel to one of the best games I've ever played. I seriously hope your feeling better again.

By the way, there's a review up at UnderGroundOnline.

simsward007 said...

Jeano, i dont no the way we do things but we dont tlk in CAPS!

Its annoying and it doesnt mean that your message will be heard OR doesnt make ur message bigger but annoy ppl as it makes it hard for us to read. If anything makes it harder for every1 to read so would u be so kind as to not do it future? TY

Anonymous said...

the video revieuw on ign is out and its looking amazing... and the music is EPIC!! its really good!! why does it take so long!!!! i want the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrgh.

memo said...

wooooooooooow trailer on ign

http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/811/811719/vids_1.html

memo said...

This game divine!!!
I can't wait march 13th iss very longer.

littlest ninja said...

yeah, if any of you kids have myspace ... hop over to cory's page and join the partay.

for realz yo.
we all be shakin' booty over thurr.

www.myspace.com/67368000

Anonymous said...

i just saw the video review from ign :) and it's really a good one.
it's giving a very clear vibe about what the game is.
i think it's super that thís time around you get to see the perspective from zeus & kronos and all the other's.
well done cory, and indeed the high definition movies look great.

greetings mike.

ps. you see athena a few times with ares that is raising big questions??? maybe you have been double crossed by her instead of ares ( WOW ) and that sounds logical cause she needed kratos to be very pissed at ares :)

really well done cory

Adam said...

hy,

yes the videos are awesome:D:D:D!!!

Is the european release sill in march/april???because I read somewhere it will delayed till fall:S:S:S
thanx

Anonymous said...

march 23 is the european release.... right cory?

simsward007 said...

March 13th for USA and Canada and Europe & Uk for March 30th but if u fink March 20th then all the better.

Cory cant u get them to ship out even earlier, i mean for europe.

Secondly the new footage at IGN video review shows:

The Icon for Thunder and earth spell: Chain thunder and soundwave ico; the ones u see on an earthqukes's seismograph.

We see the actual footage of this new earth spell, K smashes his hand against the floor and boulders pop out.


We have seen the new weapon:

Spear of destiny and its pink, i hope its the same as the one featured in the human boss fight against K.

Where he attacks K by summoning ice crystals and the spear is blue but in this footage, the spear is pink.

In this footage of IGN, Kratos flips an enemy into the air and when the enemy comes down and like shooting wind arrows at the enemy, this time he shoots pink ice crystals.

Marcelo said...

Cory,

I wanted to ask you if I wanted to start learning on Game Design, what are the first steps I should give? Any books, training, anything that you would recommend? I'm a System Engineer but would like to turn my career to the Videogame Design arena.

Any recommendation you could give me would be great!

Thank you very much for your time, regards...

Marcelo (mebuil@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Super video of ign,god of war is a school of the mythologie.

Anonymous said...

There are the image of pandora temple,Zeus vs warrior.

Anonymous said...

When does the Music get released? Will it be thru major retailers or Special Order at Specialty stores? I really want a CD, like Bad.

LordOfTheStrings said...

Congratulations, Cory! We're all dying for this thing to be released; we don't need reviews to tell us that it's going to be the best PS2 game ever created!

Speaking of which, GamePro's review is up! They gave it a perfect score and had a number of good things to say about it.

Hope to hear from you again soon man; give us some more updates!

Cheers.
-Chris

Anonymous said...

We were all convinced that Kratos was a completely made up character. But if you go on wikipedia.com it tells you who Kratos is.

In Greek mythology, Cratos ("strength") was a son of Styx and Pallas, brother of Nike, Bia and Zelus. He was the personification of strength and power. Cratos and his siblings were all companions of Zeus.

The spelling Kratos would be more faithful to the original Greek spelling, which is Kpatoc. The Latinized spelling Cratus has also been used.

Cratos simply accepts Zeus's orders completely. Zeus's justice, for Cratos, is the only possible justice. Cratos cannot understand how someone might fail to hate an enemy of Zeus. He shows an absolute identification of a slave with his master, taking Zeus's thoughts as his thoughts and Zeus's orders as his maxims. Unlike Hephaestus and Oceanus, Cratos experiences no friendship or pity because he has no value system outside the one imposed on him by Zeus. The name Cratos means force, so as a representative of Zeus, this character demonstrates the nature of Zeus's rule.

Even that doesn't seem to explain exactly how he ends up being Zeus' son in the game. But, *shrugs*

Dutch DeGay said...

Cory,

What the hell? I just saw the winners for the alternate costume contest...the chickenmeister?

Dutch
www.thedigitalblast.com

Anonymous said...

NOOOOO, wtf!
http://www.gamingbits.com/content/view/1672/2/

ken zhang said...

Congrats Cory, to you and the whole team.

Phil Harrison's gonna want to have your babies...

Anonymous said...

Fuck Phil Harrison. I want Cory's children.

Anonymous said...

I can't help but wonder.

If this game looks like this...

How will GOW3 look in a PS3...

*drool*

Anonymous said...

last poster go to link a few posts ago.

Anonymous said...

After pegasus now icarus wing!

http://www.jeux-france.com/news19227_god-of-war-ii-les-ailes-d-icarus.html

Anonymous said...

"Rumors of God of War II running in 720p on the PS3 were debunked after we contacted a Sony Representative for confirmation. Ryan B. from Sony Computer Entertainment America stated the Playstation 2 title is "only available at 480p."
The rumor originated from IGN's review of God of War II: "The first is that God of War II will not only be playable on the PlayStation 3, of course, but that it will run at a true HD resolution of 720p."

IGN has since posted an update.

Yeah, we had a bit of a rush there for a second, but at least we know it's shaping up to be quite a killer follow-up to God of War."

...friggin ign!

Anonymous said...

Well, what can I say.......I'm so totally, freakin' disasterly hyped:P
Man, can't wait till the game ships in europe...I....have..t.to play......THIS TOTALLY AWESOME FREAKIN' GREAT...GOD'S GIFT!:D

Congrats Cory & the rest of the team..........and thank you for this game.

Oh yeah..hope to see God of War 3 on PS3 (is going to happen, i know for sure;p)

Vitali said...

God of War 3 for the PS3.. just saying it puts a smile to my face.

I think the demos arrived.. I can feel it. He's probably signing them right now.. OOH the excitement.. I want to play this game so bad. Especially after that IGN video review.. OH MY GOD the greatness that is God of War 2!

I hope the satyrs have new grapples and a new finisher move.. Do they, Cory? I can't even begin to imagine what it would be.

Anonymous said...

the gamezone review sucks, they are the only ones that think that the sub weapons are crap, wtf gz?

Jack Vykios said...

Having JUST found out about that God of Noise contest thing, I find myself wondering...is the soundtrack going to be more commercially available than the first one? I would have gladly paid for the first one had I just been ABLE to. Why do you hate Europe so much?
Please tell me if the soundtrack will be available for me to buy - the stuff is oscar worthy, and if DMC can get put on CDs and sold commercially, then God of War II can make it into the charts.

Heh, the God of War Rap just totally PWNS the Gears of War Cole Train Rap.

GodModeGOD said...

Is it possible you could tell us more about the new mode called "Arena of the Fates"?:

-number of enemies at a time
-number of enemy types at once
-arena type (if there are multiple)
-bosses, sub-bosses selectible?
--That sort of stuff would be GREAT

An update on the demo would do wonders..all this silence is making me nervous...Wish HardcoreGamer's article was up right now..

~It was great seeing the Blade of Olympus use a parry..counter or not a parry COUNTS..I wonder if the "Homerun" technique *exploit* will return in any of these new sub-weapons..if BoO has a lauch attack similiar to Artemis I'd put money on it. Ascension FTW!

josiah said...

waiting for that demo post.....gj on gow 2 cory.

Anonymous said...

What is n/a ?
plz anyone...;)

Vitali said...

Not Availabe.. Why? Where'd you see it?

Fully said...

Anybody looking forward to the 300 movie? They should have enlisted Kratos in the Spartan Army.

Anonymous said...

yh read some about 300;)
i saw n/a on the net while surfing, and i figured it meant something like that, but i didnt know exatly what:)
..really nothing to do with gow

Anonymous said...

...thanks btw;)

Vitali said...

You welcome..

Hey Cory, what about an update? I'd really love to hear from ya.. ugh.. 'Read' from you. OR maybe even hear from ya.. Any new video interviews coming out??

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the movie "300" when I saw the artistic style of the movie and how it seemed the movie was shot, I instantly thought, "this is how I would love to see the God of War movie made". Haha. If they are making one, anyone else agree?

Anonymous said...

umm, link plz, to a clip of 300 if its not to much trouble;)
-thank you

JC said...

You can watch the 300 trailers here. I agree, Kratos would fit in there but then the movie had to be more violent ;)

Anonymous said...

GUYS LOOK AT THIS TEASER :):):) I'M FREAKING OUT HERE HAHA THIS IS ALL I WAS HOPING FOR YES YES & YES

http://www.readyatdawn.com/psptitle.html

greetings mike

ps. it doesn't confirm anything yet but i don't think they are gonna fuck with this

Anonymous said...

so sharpen up the blades again for the PSP GOD OF WAR ;)

http://www.readyatdawn.com/psptitle.html

FREAKING SWEET

mike

Anonymous said...

300 looks cool, and i agree with gow the movie being made like it. as far as that new link goes, the one for the psp, it dosent work for me??:(

Anonymous said...

yo if the link does not work just go to the site of ready at dawn :) but it has to work just copy it

greetings mike

ps. you then will see very clear that they are working on a god of war for the psp :) i just hope it will not be a simple port of the first god of war or something

Anonymous said...

all i see is daxter stuff:(
but i found this
http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2007/2/16-38
but u siad something about a teaser?

Hempeater said...

Congrats dudes, can't wait to get my hands on your guys fucking game man.

Once again congratulation on the game.

Devin Greer said...

Dude, Cory, I saw the DICE interview at gamevideos.com, it was pretty funny. Yeah, that's right, you ARE our bitch! (see interview)... Lol, joking. It was also funny, saying a lot of your influence comes from those Barbie and Mary Kate and Ashely games... Lol, nice interview, loved it...

Vitali said...

"Talking with the Big Wigs" is the video you're talking about? I'm watching it right now.

Devin Greer said...

No, it's called "The 1Up Show: Episode 2/16/07"...

Anonymous said...

Cory
I got my demo from Gamestop today and...HOLY FUCK...There are no words to describe how awesome this game is. I have already played it like six times. Kudos to you and ur bad ass team.

Vitali said...

You got your demo from Gamestop?? What does that mean??

-Also, The 1Up Show contains "Talking with the big wigs" which is the actual interview with Cory, and some other gaming dudes... and dudettes.

Anonymous said...

anonymous

that is IT you only see daxter stuff but then if you wait a few seconds it gets all bloody and then it shows coming soon in god of war letter type :) and if you look good you also see unanounced psp title so i'm 90% sure that it will be a god of war title but you will not find screenshots :(

Anonymous said...

Lol, cory is funny! That in the beginning of the interview;)

Anonymous said...

the demo has been sended to us people it seems , on ign some say they have it.

elmojenkins said...

Hey Vitali, gamestop is giving out demos to people who had reserved GOW 2 by a certain date. You may already know this, but I saw where you had asked about it.

elmojenkins said...

Cory, my friend got his demo at gamestop also and I am completely amazed!!! You don't have a thing to worry about man! Can't wait to get mine. Thanks again for everything!

Vitali said...

I see... So does this mean that our demos *The people who didn't pre-order the game* are also ready??

elmojenkins said...

I sure hope so. I can't wait to have my own. I got to play through the demo twice and twice is not enough!

Anonymous said...

pff this is taking to long!! i want the precious!!! :p

Anonymous said...

man what the fuck is ready at dawn studio's doing??? first they did a teaser with the god of war letter type and now they changed those letters :( only the blood remains?

mike

Vitali said...

It's too late, RAD! We're on to ya!

Masahiro9891 said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOThank you for the demo it f***ing rules. God I cant wait any longer but I must wait another 24 days till Greatness.

Vitali said...

You're getting it from Gamestop too, Masahiro?

Josiah said...

could someone post a link to the interview i cant find it!

Thanks, Josiah

Anonymous said...

josiah it's on the site of 1up.com

mike

Anonymous said...

In gow1 the stage desert of lost sou I broke the mechanism by sending a enemy on the wheel,you know it.

Sorry for this little information,I wait gow2.

Jeano said...

YES==YES==YES==YES==YES==YES==YES

WHAT UP PEOPLES,
I JUST PRE-ORDERED GOW2 FROM EB-GAMES AND THAT CASHIER CHICK HANDED ME A DEMO OF THE GAME AND I WAS LIKE "WHAT THE FUCK!! IS THIS FOR REAL OR WHAT?" BECAUSE I THOUGHT THERE WAS A LIMIT AND IF YOU WANTED A DEMO COPY OF THE GAME, YOU HAD TO E-MAIL CORY AND ASK HIM FOR IT, RIGHT? I RUSHED HOME BY DRIVING 95MPH UP TO A 100MHP. POPPED THAT BABY IN THE PS2 AND STARTED PLAYING IT.

OH MAN!! OH MAN!! OH MAN!!
GOW2 INDEED GOT ME LAID AT LEAST 50 TIMES IN JUST ONE DAY. WHEN I WAS PLAYING THE DEMO, I WAS SCREAMING LIKE A VIRGIN LITTLE BITCH THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING GOW2 PEOPLES.

YO CORY,
I'M PISSED THE FUCK OFF AT YOU MAN, WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS MAN? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU MAN? WHY YOU FUCKING CUT OFF THE DEMO EXACTLY WHERE IT'S ABOUT TO GET MORE INTERESTING MAN? I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF HAVING AN ORGASM FROM THAT PART YOU CUT OUT OF THE DEMO MAN, THIS IS NO WAY TO TREAT A GOW2 FAN HARD CORE GAMER PAL.

BY THE WAY, EXCELLENT WORK TO ALL OF YOU GUYS AT SONY SANTA MONICA ON THIS CHEF-D'OEUVRE AND I'M STILL ANGRY FOR NOT GETTING MORE OUT OF THE DEMO, IT'S LIKE YOU'RE TEASING US. THE DEMO IS WWAAAYYYYY TTOOOOOOO SHORT!!!!!!!!

the one said...

just in case...i would like to have one GOW II demo :D, cory, if you dont mind, can you send me a demo ? :D

Anonymous said...

ha, i rushed and got my demo friday as well. i still have the original "god of war" demo also, i'm keeping everything related to this game.

Devin Greer said...

The only thing is that the demo we're getting from Cory is going to be signed, that's sweet.

the one said...

i´m going to have a demo too ? :)

Anonymous said...

We're all dying for the demo, if it's that public just post it somewhere so we can download it and burn it into a dvd or something :P

(There aren't that much places in Europe where you can pre-order this and get the demo...)

Ninja99 said...

Congratulations to you and the rest of the team for a truly great accomplishment. Creating a game that compares favorably to a smash hit like GOW is a tremendous challenge, and if the reviewers' consensus is any indication, you have surpassed it.

The demo's coming in Monday, so I'll soon get a taste of what's in store. It ought to be a welcome diversion that should stifle productivity for hours on end. I can hardly wait.

Cheers to Sony Santa Monica!

Anonymous said...

More like no places in europe!(Norway*)
hers the link to the interwiev if u dint already found it;)
http://www.1up.com/do/minisite?cId=3145462

Anonymous said...

man whats up with this, demo's from out of nowhere and we don't get shit. we europeans are always the last and i mean ALWAYS.

mike

Anonymous said...

I thought we were supposed to get the demos before some dudes start spreading them all over the net :/ What matters is the game, of course, but I imagined this in a different way. If they are signed, though, it would still be very nice :) And now, I'll download this demo and have some fun with that colossus.

Anonymous said...

The full game leaked on the internet apparently.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The full game leaked on the internet apparently.


that i don't believe
a link please?

greetings mike

Anonymous said...

ooo, where can i download demo?

Anonymous said...

Respect the work!!!

Josiah said...

hey yeah about that gow2 leak on the net. i didnt find the actual game but i found the demo. but i dont know how to get it on to the ps2 cuz im not smart idk if u have to make it on a dvd or wat. wells. we should support santa monica studios and buy the game. as for the demo i guess we could download that since we gonna be getting it anyways.

Josiah

Anonymous said...

FUCK THE ILLEGAL GOD OF WAR 2 i'm gonna buy the original i really respect the work santa monica put in to this :) but i don't see the harm in downloading the demo ;) so please pas me the link

greetings mike

Anonymous said...

but then again like josiah said i'm too dumb to get the demo to work on my ps2 :( so i will have too wait until cory FINALLY sends the demo's :)

mike

Vitali said...

[Stewie *Family guy, duh*]Cory, Cory, Cory, Cooory!, Cory, Cory, Cory.. Mr. Barlog, Mr. Barlog, Director man, SCEA dude, Animator boy, GoW2 guy, Cory, Cory..[/Stewie]

SRSLY, where are you? Mike is losing his mind here... He needs help!

Anonymous said...

I am definitively going to buy this game. I have a lot of respect for these guys' hard work and i know for sure that it's going to be money well spent.

That said, we would still like to get the demo!! Is it public and free to access? If so can someone put a link to it please??

Anonymous said...

yo vitali

what the fuck are you talking about?

Vitali said...
[Stewie *Family guy, duh*]Cory, Cory, Cory, Cooory!, Cory, Cory, Cory.. Mr. Barlog, Mr. Barlog, Director man, SCEA dude, Animator boy, GoW2 guy, Cory, Cory..[/Stewie]

SRSLY, where are you? Mike is losing his mind here... He needs help!

hahaha but it's funny though

greetings mike

Anonymous said...

oh wait is it because i said i don't want a ILLEGAL god of war 2??? cause i don't know else why i'm going crazy in your opinion?

mike

Anonymous said...

Has anybody else that played the demo found the urn of Gaia? I watched numerous playthroughs and nobody has even went anywhere close to it?

Vitali said...

I was just kidding Mike.. trying to get Cory's attention, but you know.. I don't think I succeeded.. lol

Anonymous said...

it's in the hallway after the second part of the boss fight, after you use the base of that statue thing to open the first gate you have to push the pedestal to the right and then push it down another hallway and you'll see three chest, push the pedestal up against the same wall and it's up there, you can't use it for anything though.

Anonymous said...

hahaha oké well that did not work :) and yes i'm losing my mind vitali.... and i need big help.. like demo help.... but i think cory lost his way to the keypad ;) but next time you found keypad write this down: guys i finally sended the demo's. cause at this rate we will receive our demo's just a day before the actual game :(

greetings mike

ps. vitali sorry that i didn't understanding the joke i'm so dumb some times haha

Afonso Henrique said...

Hi Cory,

I'm from Brazil and I'd like to know when We'll have the God of War in the PS3?

P.S. Congratulations for the wonderful job.

Ahmed said...

Yo Cory,i have to admit the demo FUCKIN'














































ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game is what i dreamed of,now i'm going to play it for the 22nd time.And how the hell can i evade the colossus hits it seems that he can't be avoided.(How the hell will i be able to beat him in TITAN MODE)?????

Maga said...

The demo is superb! I was having great fun playing it for like, three times. Something new's happening all the way through, something unexpected like this giant feet from nowhere. It's smarter and more inventive than the first game! If you've managed to keep this consistent feeling during the whole game, you'll receive a 10/10 from me. It's fun! It's creative! The environments are changing all the time, the level design is varied and engaging. I really like the way the speed of the combos is increased, the moves being even more destructive. It makes the battles perfect and the series of combos endless, and I find myself desiring more and more enemies, being surprised when the action is over so fast! That being said, this game wouldn't be the same without vibration. DON'T play GoWII on the PS3, cause the battles will seem sterile and unreal, making it unable for you to actually feel the blades in your hands. God of War 2 is a PS2 game, and the PS3 WILL NOT have such a game. Not in the next five years at least, if ever.

Anonymous said...

Cory, I just wanted to put this idea in your head for GOW3. Put Kratos up against an army of soldiers! I know you could do it with the PS3 hardware. Put like hundreds of thousands of enemies on the screen at once and Kratos has to fight all of them! Remember that part in GOW where Kratos grabbed Hades Armor and he had to kill dozens of undead soldiers before that spike wall crushed him? Make it something like that but with much more enemies and a much bigger area to fight in, like a coliseum or something. Lol, I just wanted to put that in your head. Just think of the combo's people would pull off. They would probably be able to do combos in the million hit range. The Internet would go nuts with videos. I'm PATR1OT and I am from the God of War board on the IGN Message Boards and many users over there think that would be a great idea as well. Alright, later!

PATR1OT said...

Lol, just signed up. And if you have any free time, check out my blog on IGN dude. I'm sure you would be proud:
http://blogs.ign.com/PATR1OT/

iltkqz said...

PATR1OT, YES! OmG that sounds awesome.. On the PS3 there will be no such thing as Frame-rate drops.. And even if it does have some it's not as severe as burning a red ring on your CD *COUGH* XBOX 360 *COUGH!!!*

Consoles should not do such stuff, That's just insane!

Vitali said...

Urrgh fucking word verification code.. That was me up there. I almost never get the post on first try, there's always something wrong with that code even though I type it right..

Anonymous said...

sorry to say this cory but this really is not cool :( everyone seems to get a demo and the ones who signed up here on this blog still don't have it well i will just wait for the actual game this i really did not expect a well thats just the way it is

best regards mike

Anonymous said...

dude, mike, how dare you try and make him feel bad about late demos... I mean I was excited that I'd be getting one too, hell, a signed copy, even more badass - I remember getting one from David Jaffe when the first game came out, and I couldn't believe how badass of a move that was on his part, to let fans like me in on such a great game before the rest of the world was let loose on it... now, would it be awesome if you got one from Cory? yeah. of course it would be. but that dosn't mean you have the right to run around complaining all sad and frownie face on the guy, hes done a great job with the game, hes done a great job with his blog, hes done a great job with *everything* he keeps us all the most up to date we possibly can be, if he made a mistake or he's too busy correcting things in the real game or he's just taking some time off for well deserved rest - whatever it is, chill the hell out, they're just demos, if he slips up on ONE thing and finally dosn't deliver who are you to ride him like that with this sour attitude? honestly man, grow up, "ooh poor me poor me, no demo, late demo, waaah waaah" just shut up and enjoy your game, damn. sorry you have to put up with pussy ass fans like that Cory, all the hard work and dedication you have put into your game and your fans and keeping everyone informed all seems to go to shit the FIRST TIME you delay somthing so minor as a 20 minute demo when the game is 3 weeks away, or hell, even if the demos don't get sent, it dosn't mean you should have to put up with this bullshit because I'm positive you at least *TRIED* to get them sign them and send them out, so what the eff. Sorry to cuss up a storm on your blog like this but it's just irritating to watch such a great director as you get torn down with such minor problems from some so-called super fan who gets pissed at the first sign of difficulties, blah. I'm gonna get goin now... haha, God of War 2, yay great game, gonna enjoy it when it gets here haha

Anonymous said...

Well stated Mr. Anonymous above.

Only three weeks away! That's unbelievable! I've been waiting since April of last year when that Game Informer came out! It's so close!

Sony Santa Monica Rocks my socks off!

Cory Barlog said...

Yeah sorry about the demo delays. I thought they would have arrived earlier in the week...yet here it is the freaking next week and still nothing. I am going into the office later today to see what the deal is...hopefully I will have some word as to what is up. I was expecting you all would get them BEFORE the gamestops and EB's...

cory

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Anonymous said...

i know the codes are messed up.
ps3 ftw, i hate the vibration!
allways turn it off

Anonymous said...

man big NERD with your long ass post stop kissing his ass. shit i am only a bit disapionted that the demo's are already out there for people who did not subscribe for it. and i also got a lot of respect for his work you ASSKISSER. oh and i am not trying to make cory feel bad you buthead, believe me that cory will not get sad by my post he is no pussy like you bashing people on the internet. i mean you could have write me a normal post instead of calling me names you buttlicker. normally i don't call people names over the internet cause i do that right infront of peoples faces unlike you. so next time if you don't share my opinion treat me with respect and just give your opinion without those names and then i will do the same.

best regards mike

oh and i don't need a signed demo you teletubbie.

sorry indeed to cause a scene like that on your blog cory.

Anonymous said...

here look at that cory just gave me a normal answer to a little critic i gave so anonymous he can take that as a man no need to protect him oké and no more calling names thank you

bye bye

mike

LordOfTheStrings said...

Heyyy Cory. It's damn nice of you to help us virulent God of War junkies get our hands on demos! Props!

I also posted an IGN blog of my thoughts on what sets God of War apart from other games. It reads more like a review of the game than a blog that shows my viewpoint, but what the hell. If anyone wants to check that out, go for it!

Hope to hear another update from you soon, Cory!

-Chris

Anonymous said...

hey lordofthestrings haha

great name hahahaha ;) oh and good post on ign

greetings mike

ps. take it easy with the lady's tonight player haha

Eric said...

A video game company care about its fans before its consumers? No way. Not yet at least. I got the demo from Gamestop. It's awesome. Can't wait to have another copy...although some GOW II swag would be extra sweet...ok, I'm a little bitch.

Thanks for making a great demo, Cory and GOW2 team!

Fully said...

Wouldn't you guys rather wait a couple weeks and get Cory's signature ON the demo's instead of at a store from some greasy faced teenager?

I dunno about you, but I would.

Too bad I can't. Oh well. Appreciate what you get folks. Shit happens. He's trying his best.

elmojenkins said...

Cory, just wanted to say that I'm thankful for everything you've done for us fans. It has been a great experience going through the whole process and all. Also, I don't even care if the game comes out before we get the demos. Just as long as I have a copy with your signature on it, that's cool with me. You and the team have exceeded my expectations in every way. I don't think you quite realize what you've done, but I think it will all sink in when the game is finally released. Once again, thank you for everything!!!

Fully said...

Only three weeks left. Hey Cory, when's the soundtrack going to release? Would be nice if an ADVANCE soundtrack was put online. Like a few songs off the soundtrack, untitled to make sure they don't spoil anything (like if the last song is titled 'ZEUS/ATHENA Boss Battle').

I dunno, I'm just really excited for the music in general and cannot wait for it. Literally.

woot said...

im pretty sure that you all can handle a little over 3 weeks just for a game. so stop flippin out over the demo. yeah a signature is nice on a cd, but think of all the signatures in the actual game. even though i go a little ocd at times, it is possible to realize that this is just a game and cory has much more in him than just this. if i were you all, i'd just wait and savor it when it comes out. unfortunately, i have deathloads of homework (yeah im in high school) so i got stuff to do. keep yourselves busy instead of blowing your brains out. im not saying i have the most work in the world cause i know firsthand that i dont. but i do know that im still alive up to this day and am able to wait for 3 weeks since i've been living for several years. lay off cory unless you got positive things to say. if you havent noticed, he looks like he has health problems. he's got enough on his shoulders. let him do what he wants. it's ok to ask for updates, but dont even start actin like you got somethin to complain about until you ask him yourself exactly what he went through just to get this game on the market. im no suckup, but jus bein real. if i were you all, since you are close in contacts, i would be giving him new ideas for god of war 3 cause i think we can all agree that we want more. ease up a bit and wait those 3 weeks. after what i've seen i think we will all be more than just perfectly impressed with the game. keep it trill. cory, just do what ya gotta do. dont flip on this or that; you need your health back. paz.

Anonymous said...

woot

your indeed right we will survive 3 weeks ( for me in europe thats still 8 weeks ) and i admid that my post sounded more dramatic then it was intended to. but atleast you are reacting normal so thanks :) unlike that anonymous person

greetings mike

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