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Jesus, you people cannot even take an ounce of criticism without loudly complaining about mean Polygon doing a clickbait!
The GoW, and I bloody well love them, are absolutely the epitome of toxic masculinity, mostly because the games never actually settled on whether or nor Kratos was meant to be sympathetic or not.
I can enjoy something while still realizing that, yes, the QTE sex scenes were a bit gratuitous.

Learn to take it on the chin ffs

Edit: having read the interview, I really struggle to imagine any other reason you might be angry if not for purposeful ignorance.
The main point the director makes, and the previous games never committed to is: Kratos was bad, what he did was bad, and try to present a story in which he has to reckon with what he passes on to his son.
It is literally impossible to ignore the question of toxic masculinity since the entire point of the game is Kratos' acknowledging his legacy is toxic.
This is not the evil SJWs injecting their agenda (it never is, cuz you made them up): this is the obvious, apparent plot of the game you just played.  

Last edited by Tulipanzo - on 02 May 2018

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Not giving Polygon any clicks, sorry.



Why does society insist on pandering to these people. It makes no sense and it never works.



Tulipanzo said:

Jesus, you people cannot even take an ounce of criticism without loudly complaining about mean Polygon doing a clickbait!
The GoW, and I bloody well love them, are absolutely the epitome of toxic masculinity, mostly because the games never actually settled on whether or nor Kratos was meant to be sympathetic or not.
I can enjoy something while still realizing that, yes, the QTE sex scenes were a bit gratuitous.

Learn to take it on the chin ffs

Edit: having read the interview, I really struggle to imagine any other reason you might be angry if not for purposeful ignorance.
The main point the director makes, and the previous games never committed to is: Kratos was bad, what he did was bad, and try to present a story in which he has to reckon with what he passes on to his son.
It is literally impossible to ignore the question of toxic masculinity since the entire point of the game is Kratos' acknowledging his legacy is toxic.
This is not the evil SJWs injecting their agenda (it never is, cuz you made them up): this is the obvious, apparent plot of the game you just played.  

your whole post is invalidated by your failure to define what toxic masculinity is



DarthMetalliCube said:

Imagine any major publication using the term "Toxic Femininity." Smh

This is my problem with this kind of stuff. Double standards. 



Bet with Teeqoz for 2 weeks of avatar and sig control that Super Mario Odyssey would ship more than 7m on its first 2 months. The game shipped 9.07m, so I won

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o_O.Q said:
Tulipanzo said:

Jesus, you people cannot even take an ounce of criticism without loudly complaining about mean Polygon doing a clickbait!
The GoW, and I bloody well love them, are absolutely the epitome of toxic masculinity, mostly because the games never actually settled on whether or nor Kratos was meant to be sympathetic or not.
I can enjoy something while still realizing that, yes, the QTE sex scenes were a bit gratuitous.

Learn to take it on the chin ffs

Edit: having read the interview, I really struggle to imagine any other reason you might be angry if not for purposeful ignorance.
The main point the director makes, and the previous games never committed to is: Kratos was bad, what he did was bad, and try to present a story in which he has to reckon with what he passes on to his son.
It is literally impossible to ignore the question of toxic masculinity since the entire point of the game is Kratos' acknowledging his legacy is toxic.
This is not the evil SJWs injecting their agenda (it never is, cuz you made them up): this is the obvious, apparent plot of the game you just played.  

your whole post is invalidated by your failure to define what toxic masculinity is

I use this cool site called Google, very helpful with finding stuff, highly recommended 



o_O.Q said:

"Apparently, the new God of War presents Kratos as a more multi-dimensional character in that sort of way"

ah and i suppose that influences men to become abrasive heartless bastards as a result

What in the hell? Okay, you're just making shit up now. You clearly WANT to be offended and have no intention of actually listening to anything I say, so I'm done with you.



Tulipanzo said:
o_O.Q said:

your whole post is invalidated by your failure to define what toxic masculinity is

I use this cool site called Google, very helpful with finding stuff, highly recommended 

It's only as good as the links you look at. It's very easy to find a feminist circle jerk website by doing a search on toxic masculinity. It's one of their favorite things to bitch about with no proof. Did you bother to look at any objective source with studies sourced?



Not sure how this thread has been up for six days, has 90 posts, and that OP still looks like that. Seems to be a pretty cut and dry violation of thread creation/posting rules. At least give a few quotes and somewhat of a response. Not that I care for the subject or its obvious response from this community, but a pace should have standards even when playing at the bottom of a barrel.