God of War III director Stig Asmussen initially wanted to cut the topless ladies from the game. They need to have a purpose, Asmussen though, that was other than eye candy.
"It was more a debate between me and several of the story writers," Asmussen told website UGO. "I was like, 'I'd rather not have it in there at all.'"
What is the point? Asmussen wondered. If they were going to keep the nude mini-game in, they had to serve a point. In the past, the scenes were used to establish Kratos as a "man's man" who got what he wanted. Feeling that they would be damned if they did and damned if they didn't, Asmussen decided they would add the scenes, but give them thrust.
"We make it more than it's been in the past, but we also give it more of a purpose," said Asmussen. "It's not just you going in there, finding some corner and having sex with somebody. It's something that guides you through the story. You get information and more than just a fluff moment."
The mini-game apparently involves Kratos, "a goddess and a couple other people".