Sakaguchi: GoW is 'good,' thinks opening is too 'long'
- Posted March 22nd, 2010 at 11:07 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 37 Comments
Hironobu Sakaguchi, founder of developer Mistwalker, has labelled God of War III a “good game,” though conceded he finds the intro sequence a little long winded.
Writing on Twitter, Sakaguchi said of the intro, “It’s nicely done, but you don’t need this. It’s movie-like, but you don’t need long openings in games.” We're slightly baffled by this, considering this is the individual responsible for creating the Final Fantasy series, which over the years has become synonymous with its copious CGI and dialogue sequences.
Fear not, Kratos fans. He still lapped up the critically acclaimed action sequel, adding, “Sorry, my English is poor. lol Now I’m playing GoW3 and write some comments. This is [a] good game.”
Our review of God of War III can be read here.
- 7:12am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
well i dont know if the man who created final fantasy is the one who would really enjoy gow anyways.
- 7:15am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
I thought the intro was good, it starts almost like a film would start, you can skip it if you don't want to watch it so I don't see the point of what he is saying.
- 7:24am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
- 7:57am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
I didn't think it too long at all, and it flowed very nicely to the beginning action. The FFX intro was too long to me.
- 8:20am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
just got this game, can't wait to play it!!!
- 8:40am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
I didn't think the intro was too long. It was good for people who haven't played the previous games.
- 8:41am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
The intro is too long, I agree. Not being able to skip it is really annoying on a second playthrough.
- 9:01am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
he still managed to say "lol" haha. must be universal
- 9:46am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
LOL FTW! =D
- 11:25am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
does anyone care what he has to say? he has proven his creative spirit has died (Blue Dragon = crap, even mosters are crap named ; Lost Odissey steals gameplay elements from past FF games), he likes fast money and Microsoft now rather than creating, after all he's near retirement, gotta live well his remaining years
- 11:55am EDT - March 22nd, 2010
who cares if its movie like or long.. its da best game yet and entertaining.. unlike some boring movies out there not providing enough good action and adventure and all..
- 12:13pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
@10 why are u not the president i wish u were :(
funkybudda | funkybudda
- 12:27pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
obviously, this man's mind is as lost as his crappy "Lost Odyssey", the GOW's intro is perfectly fine. He can take his Blue Dragon game go cry in the corner. Just another jealous man who developers for xbox 360 because MS pays him to.
- 1:56pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
are you shi*ting me? his game Lost Odyssey (great rpg btw) takes like 2-3 hours just to get into the first real level. i mean theres a really nice scene at the begenning with a huge war, but it only lasts like 15-20 minutes and then your tossed into a city where you just do absolutely nothing for like 2 hours while it introduces you to the main plot and a few key characters. talk about long and unnessisary intro.
- 2:08pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
With that mustache no one should care what he has to say :P
- 2:14pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
this guy is kidding, right?! after watching hour after hour of endless jrgs' cgi, GOW's intro is long?
- 2:30pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
well, we're all entitled to our own opinions, personally I thought the intro was great.
- 2:31pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
and final fantasy openings aren't too long then?
- 2:58pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
I can see some envy here.. His team can't come close to match, God of War's movie like epicness. Seriously, Kratos looks freaking real!. Also, the intro is not long.. What are they smoking over there?. O_o
- 3:03pm EDT - March 22nd, 2010
"good"? he may not have great english but surely he can come up with a better way of describing GOW3, like "great". anyway I just got the game today and will be starting it tonight and not stopping till it's complete.....fun times ahead.
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