Without a doubt, there are currently a plethora of gaming fans delving into Sony and Santa Monica Studio’s action-adventure epic, God of War, as the title broke a PS4 exclusive sales record by crossing 3.1 million units sold in just the first three days of availability. Of course, with beauty being in the eye of the beholder, not everyone is going to be completely enamored by the spectacle on display in GoW – specifically talk show host Conan O’Brien and comedic actor Bill Hader, who both recently sat down to play the game for the former’s latest entry of Clueless Gamer.
As seen in the video below, O’Brien and Hader play through portions of God of War, with the two comic minds providing a running commentary of wisecracks about the game’s overall story that mostly focus on its father and son dynamic. While the TV personalities’ wits in the clip are well-worth watching, as the jokes and pacing are reminiscent of the riffs found in the show Mystery Science Theater 3000, it’s important to note that a major spoiler crops up after the 7:30 mark. So, for those who haven’t beaten the game yet, be forewarned.
While the gaming industry, press, and fans have all been fawning over God of War since its release – our review gave it a perfect score, for instance – it’s not much of a surprise that O’Brien and Hader don’t walk away totally impressed by what the title has to offer. After all, they’re comedians, so it’s to be expected that the two would skewer GoW with the use of humor in any way that they see fit, especially for a segment dubbed Clueless Gamer.
All things considered, God of War will likely go down in the future as a classic game for many due to Sony and Santa Monica Studio thoroughly and meticulously reinvigorating the franchise with some of most nuanced storytelling, most luscious visuals, and freshest-feeling combat the series has seen yet. However, don’t expect Conan to give it another chance any time soon, as his track record with games often shows him being wholly disinterested in the medium. For those who don’t recall, another example of Conan’s indifference to video games can be found in his take on Final Fantasy 15, with his criticisms of the RPG having been particularly merciless.
God of War is available now for PlayStation 4.
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