God Of War director says The Last Of Us was an “awakening moment” for the industry

The Last Of Us Joel And Ellie

The director of God Of War believes The Last Of Us Part 2's predecessor proved that broad audiences want to be challenged emotionally.

The director of 2018’s game of the year, God Of War, has said The Last Of Us Part 2's predecessor was an “awakening moment” for the video games industry.

The Last Of Us came out in 2013 and was soon hailed as one of Sony’s greatest ever exclusives.

Although its gameplay and story weren’t revolutionary, its characters Joel and Ellie made it an unforgettable experience.

And the director of PlayStation 4’s God Of War has said it was an “awakening moment” for himself and the video games industry.

God Of War director says The Last Of Us was an “awakening moment” for the video games industry

 

The Last Of Us Ellie First Kill

Speaking at a GDC panel about the creation and development of God Of War, its director Cory Barlog discussed the influence of Naughty Dog’s magnum opus, The Last Of Us.

Barlog said (via Gamingbolt) that The Last Of Us influenced God Of War “a little bit” as it was sort of an “awakening moment for this industry.”

The famed director acknowledged that The Last Of Us wasn’t the first “dark” game about an intense subject matter, but he praised it as the experience that showed everyone in the industry that broad audiences want to be challenged emotionally.

God Of War was a remarkable title that achieved the seemingly impossible in making Kratos so much more than a simple Neanderthal who constantly barked about revenge. With a heavy emphasis on story and character relationships, it succeeded in being a complex and emotional adventure worthy of all the accolades it has collected.

And fans will be glad to hear that Sony Santa Monica is likely already working on a sequel.

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