How God of War's most fun mechanic was almost removed from the game

One of the most lauded mechanics in Sony Santa Monica’s latest reimagining of God of War is the Leviathan Axe, and more specifically the Leviathan Axe throw and recall, but apparently, if it wasn't for Cory Barlog, the game's director, it may not have made it into the game.

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SuperSonic91215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

You men good "recall". 😊
Players love setting up the axe behind enemies' backs and recalling them with satisfaction.

mikeslemonade215d ago

Correction, the AXE is the most fun mechanic in the entire series.

rainslacker215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

It's a great way to disrupt enemies that you can't do with a close attack from the front. Timing can be tricky though in hectic fights.

Kribwalker215d ago

yeah it was. Some fun puzzle solving with having to toss the axe (there was one chest where i had to toss the axe through a hole in the roof and wait to hit a certain point before i recalled it to get rid of the brambles, was pretty happy when i got that)

Abnor_Mal215d ago

What part of the game did you have to use the axe to get rid of bramble?. As far I remember the blades of chaos are they only things that can get rid of bramble.
Also I did finish the game and have almost every locked chest, think I'm missing just one or two at the most.

Kribwalker215d ago

I don’t know what it’s called, the vines that you have to hit a certain point on it to get it to disappear, a lot of times you gotta hit 2-3 at once in order for it to go away. Sorry if bramble is the wrong word for it 🙄

Abnor_Mal215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

Okay, I get what you're talking about. Clarity is always nice.

What you're referring to , I believe, was the Tree of Life.

joab777215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

Hell yeah! I love throwing it and waiting. And LOVE how you can throw it at an enemy, kill a particular enemy with your fists and shield and then recall it for a fire enemy. It’s astonishing!

It makes you feel like a badass marvel hero.

gangsta_red215d ago

Yea, I'm diggin the Axe and the ways to use it especially for the puzzles they have in the game I've encountered so far.

KwietStorm215d ago

Would've been a very different game. Glad they went with it.

Relientk77215d ago

Really glad throwing and recalling the axe made it into the game. It's so much fun and I literally use it all the time in combat.

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