God of War Creator Furiously Slams Critics For Calling Kratos a Misogynist

There are a lot of things you can say about Sony's God of War series. Some will point out how the 2018 game was a really good PS4 exclusive that also sacrificed the series' identity to get some of that "oscar bait" storytelling in. Others will say that the game is a bit misogynistic when it comes to how lead character Kratos has treated women in older installments, which has caught the ire of God of War creator David Jaffe.

On Twitter, Jaffe lashed out an article from Inverse, which claims that God of War 2018 is a "blueprint for fixing toxic gaming masculinity." Jaffe is angry over the fact that Kratos is called a misogynist when the sex he has with women is clearly consensual, which is a fair argument.

When confronted with the fact that sex is a reward for the player in these games, Jaffe stated that they may be using each other but it's done in a consensual way. At the least, we can all take solace in the fact that Kratos doesn't rape anyone and makes sure all of his sexual encounters are consensual. I doubt this will make Kratos a feminist in the next game though.

Jaffe does have a few good points but the fact that sex with women was a reward for the player is a bit problematic. This is reaching a bit but it does imply that sex is something that should be rewarded when the player does something these women want. While all of the game's sex is consensual, it could make certain men demand sex from women for doing basic gestures for them, which can be dangerous.

God of War is now available on the PS4. Do you guys think Kratos is a misogynist? Let us know in the comments below.

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