Sakaguchi: GoW III opening is too “long”

Monday, 22nd March 2010 09:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Mistwalker boss Hironobu Sakaguchi has said he thinks God of War III is a “good game”.

But there’s one thing about Kratos’s latest the Final Fantasy creator doesn’t like.

A long opening movie,” tweeted Sakaguchi. “It’s nicely done, but you don’t need this. It’s movie-like, but you don’t need long openings in games.”

That said, he still thinks the actioner’s great, as said in a further tweet.

Sorry, my English is poor. lol Now I’m playing GoW3 and write some comments. This is [a] good game.”

God of War III released last week in the US and UK. It releases this week in Japan.

Thanks, Andriasang.



  1. Gekidami

    Is he talking about the intro before the title screen you can skip or the one you see when you hit new game which you cant?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Herlock

    The guy who make long CGI in video game talking…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mojo

    who cares?
    seriously, is this realy worth a news?

    anyway, cant agree with him. Find it very fitting..
    the fight with kronos is the most epic moment in videogames history if u ask me. what a hell of a game.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    It’s probably still only half the length of a regular battle in Blue Dragon ;).

    #4 5 years ago
  5. scratchy69

    Don’t listen to mojo Johnny – hits is what matters. Pat’s teaching you well.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. one million

    He’ll follow with an apology, blaming translation difficulties and cultural differences, you’ll see.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Lutz

    This guy is clearly an idiot. The opening isn’t that long, about 5 mins, and Final Fantasy’s are somewhat on the CGI heavy side.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mojo

    i thought of the scale..

    Kronos fucking finger is bigger then the average games Endboss. Fucking hell.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. kombatero

    Sakaguchi-san probably started his first play-through on normal. Then had some trouble on the first level (Gaia), decided to scale-down the difficultly to easy. But you can’t change the difficulty in the middle of a play-through, so he started a new game on easy. Then the long opening cutscene is played, but he wants to skip the cutscene since he has already seen it. Unfortunately, you can’t skip cutscenes in this game. So he tweeted, complaining about the opening cutscene while it is being played.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    Kind of rich, a JP game dev complaining about a long cutscene.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. xino


    #11 5 years ago
  12. mojo

    9: u actualy can scale down to easy in the middle of a playthrough.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dannybuoy

    Its not long enough!!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. sickpuppysoftware

    Maybe he was hoping for a few hundred random battles to pad it out a bit?

    #14 5 years ago

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