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GoW:A already offending sissy reviewers with its supposed "misogyny".

#1War_FailPosted 3/9/2013 2:48:39 PM
Polygon's review: http://www.polygon.com/game/god-of-war-ascension/3611

At this point in Ascension, I had been stomaching the graphic gore that saturates the game well enough. It was gross, but it was all cartoonish and over the top. I violently collided with my threshold an hour or so later during the latter point of one of the key boss fights in the game, which, without divulging plot details, involved a scene which forces you to violently beat a female character to death with Kratos' fists.

Yes, this character is an antagonist, and yes, you kill other female characters throughout God of War: Ascension. But there's an almost pornographic level of intimacy to the violence here that pushed things too far for me. The brutal, bone-shattering assault on a realistic female avatar was horrific regardless of its context, the imagery too loaded for me to shrug it off as just another God of War Moment TM. And then the assault was robbed of any narrative impact whatsoever by a throwaway story device. It didn't matter. I had to watch it happen and then it didn't mean anything. And then approximately 45 seconds later, I unlocked a trophy called "Bros before Hos."

If I wasn't reviewing the game, this would have been where I stopped. I didn't stop, but regardless, this is where God of War: Ascension's campaign lost me. I could go on about the nonsensical puzzles Sony Santa Monica closes the game with, or the brutal combat sequences that practically demand that you've found all of the health and magic upgrades in the game in order to successfully clear them. But after the moment I just described, it all just seemed gross and disturbing and unnecessary. It makes any trivial attempt at humanizing Kratos via God of War's now routine evoking of the wife and child he murdered while under the spell of Ares even more hollow.


And also Adam Sessler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XjIpPUE8epA#t=409s

I'm loving it. I was on the fence about buying GoW:A, but after reading this, I'm getting it day 1. I can't wait to see what the whiny, emasculated self-hating "male" editors at Kotaku and Eurogamer have to say about this. I anticipate lots of hand-wringing and complaints about "sexism" in video games.
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#2CrimsonGear80Posted 3/9/2013 2:54:23 PM
Is this the trend now? Being white knights for women's rights?

Where were these clowns when i was gang-banging virtual whores in the other 5 GOW games?
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#3Kano92Posted 3/9/2013 2:54:50 PM
I really like GOW games. The reviews did have some good points though I admit. I'm not saying I agree with them. I'll have to wait and see.
#4teaspoon16Posted 3/9/2013 2:57:23 PM
While I probably do agree with your views on sexism and society's progressive hatred of males and anything masculine, this does sound rather violent, especially if its unnecessary. The context does matter though. As a man, I don't tolerate violence to women or children. Although, this is likely just the rhetoric of the article exaggerating the scene to pathetic heights.
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#5AZNrpgamerPosted 3/9/2013 2:57:35 PM
Good on them. They wanted to make Hera's death brutal as well but they thought there would be too much backlash if they went "overboard" with their original idea.
#6CrimsonGear80Posted 3/9/2013 2:58:39 PM
this does sound rather violent, especially if its unnecessary.

it's a God Of War game....
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#7War_Fail(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2013 2:58:48 PM
this does sound rather violent, especially if its unnecessary.

Unnecessary violence? In a GoW game? Say it ain't so!
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#8cyberkyberPosted 3/9/2013 3:03:45 PM
Unfortunately some men are born with the skin of their private parts all over their body, way too sensitive....anyway I'm getting this game.
#9kupo1705Posted 3/9/2013 3:03:56 PM
Someone needs to write an article about Tomb Raider and how it's sexist because you're killing men as a women.
#10RollingCradlePosted 3/9/2013 3:07:49 PM
There's a rumor going around that video games, are not real life.