We’ll have our review of God of War up by the end of the weekend, but in the meantime director Cory Barlog has posted a video reacting to critic scores that will give you chills. Having put in five long years of work, Barlog and Santa Monica Studios have a lot on the line with this game, and Cory’s reaction to the overwhelmingly positive scores thus far is truly amazing:

 

Game development is not easy, and AAA development comes with serious pressure, high costs and strict deadlines. It’s not an easy job. It’s refreshing to see such a prominent lead designer react so openly and honestly to community feedback. Grab a tissue before you watch this video, because while Kratos is a stoic character, God of War director Cory Barlog is not.

Our review of God of War will go live Sunday evening. In the meantime you can check out our impressions on our forums,