Adams Sessler Lays Into God of War Ascension for Blatant Misogyny

March 7, 2013 -

Update: PlayStation Lifestyle has an extensive trophy list (may contain spoilers) that lists the "Bros before Hos" trophy being earned by escaping the "Fury ambush," and not by simply curb stomping a Fury.

Original Story: The trophy is part of the story and therefore cannot be missed. Adam Sessler, former G4 Network personality and former host of X-Play lays into Sony's latest God of War game for committing a blatant act of misogyny. In a video review (to your left) of God of War Ascension for Rev3Games, Sessler points out a trophy you unlock after face stomping a Fury (a female enemy). The first time you do this you unlock a trophy called "Bros before Hos" in the game (you can see it in the video at the 7:26 mark).

We'll let Sessler speak for himself in the video but the combination of face-stomping a female enemy and then earning the questionably titled trophy does seem a bit beyond the pale.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

 


Comments

Re: Adams Sessler Lays Into God of War Ascension for Blatant ...

I usually agree with the Sess, but honestly he is just grasping at straws here in an effort to seem PC.

Re: Adams Sessler Lays Into God of War Ascension for Blatant ...

Eh, throwing slurs in to achievement titles is always risky.  As with any slur it impacts people differently based off their background and life experines.. to some it will seem a non-issue since it has no real impact for them, to others it can be a trigger that no only links the narrative to painful uses but also associates the writers with, if not the uses themselves, with the blindness people often have to other people's issues.

It can often be seen as an honest mistake, but even within that it communicates 'well, this does not impact me or my buddies, we do not care and we are representative of 'people', so no one else should care either, and if they do they are just being "PC"'

Re: Adams Sessler Lays Into God of War Ascension for Blatant ...

Don't know if it makes a difference to anyone but the trophy is awarded for escaping the fury ambush, not face stomping a woman.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Adams Sessler Lays Into God of War Ascension for Blatant ...

Either way, the phrase just doesn't seem to match the situation.  All the PC kerfluffle aside, how exactly does siding with your male friends instead of a woman relate in any conceivable way to a: escaping a group of women, or b: stomping a woman's face in?  I don't see it as being particularly offensive, but it seems illogical, unnecessary, and yeah: pretty juvenile.

Re: Adams Sessler Lays Into God of War Ascension for Blatant ...

Having not played the game, I'm inclined to agree.  The achievement title doesn't seem to apply to or reflect either situation.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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