Forging God of War's Leviathan Axe | Game Maker's Toolkit

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Kratos has used the same type of weapon for the last six God of War games. Now he’s using something completely different: the versatile, tactical, satisfying, and enjoyable new Leviathan Axe. In this video I look at what makes this weapon interesting, and how Sony Santa Monica came to design it.

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Recalling the Leviathan Axe | Combat Recall
https://combatrecall.blogspot.com/201...

God of War Developer Diary - Kratos' New Weapon: The Leviathan Axe | GameSpot Trailers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4exHb...

God of War’s Cory Barlog | The AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook
http://interactive.libsyn.com/cory-ba...

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This is why Kratos’ ax feels so powerful in God of War | Polygon
https://www.polygon.com/videos/2018/5...

Games shown in this episode (in order of appearance)

God of War III (Santa Monica Studio, 2010)
God of War (Santa Monica Studio, 2005)
God of War II (Santa Monica Studio, 2007)
God of War: Chains of Olympus (Ready at Dawn, 2008)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Ready at Dawn, 2010)
God of War: Ascension (Santa Monica Studio, 2013)
God of War (Santa Monica Studio, 2018)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog, 2016)
Nioh (Team Ninja, 2017)
Thumper (Drool, 2016)
Gears of War 4 (The Coalition, 2016)
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 2014)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics, 2015)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 2017)
Cuphead (Studio MDHR, 2017)

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00:00 - Black Heat, Ross Budgen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhqnK...)
01:09 - Spacesuits, Kupla (Chillhop Essentials)
04:48 - Your Favorite Place, Joey Pecoraro (Chillhop Essentials)
06:48 - Sunrise, Arbour (Chillhop Essentials)
09:45 - Prayer, Pslam-Trees (Chillhop Essentials)
11:39 - Black Heat, Ross Budgen
12:05 - k. Part 2 - 01 untitled 1, animeistrash

Chillhop Essentials, Winter 2017 - https://chillhop.lnk.to/winter2017ID

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