Kratos makes his return today on the Playstation 3 and what’s God of War without a little controversy? With reviews hitting last week, the big news to come out of them was a scene where the main character, Kratos, basically curb stomps one of the Furies (a female human looking creature) into the ground and then impales her on a nearby spike fence. After which, a trophy appears with the name “Bros Before Hoes”. It seems to have had a negative affect on many reviewers also spurring a controversy among gamers across the globe.
After reading all of the feedback and reviews, Sony Santa Monica has decided to alter the trophy name to “Bros Before Foes”. A patch should be prompted when the game is entered into the system to amend the trophy name.
While I do think the trophy name is in poor taste, I don’t think I feel quite the same about the scene in question. I mean, you know what you’re getting with God of War which is already well-known far and wide for its violence and blood. The main character basically rips apart all sorts of men, women, and monsters throughout the series so the shock value is kind of expected. I’ve seen the scene in question and while it does rank up there in some of the most violent scenes, for me, it’s nowhere near some of the crazier moments like gouging out Poseidon’s eyes from first person perspective or watching Kratos as he strains and struggles to rip the head off of a living person with his bare hands. That scene for me is easily number one and still makes me cringe just thinking about it.
What are your thoughts? Happy with the change or are you just turned off from the experience?