Raising Kratos: To all the gamers out there. This one is for you!

Way back in 2013, Cory Barlog and his team of 300 (see what I did there?) at Santa Monica Studios were set a herculean task of putting together a game that would revitalize a flagging franchise, by not only reaching out to loyalists but also catering to an entirely new generation of gamers.

This is the full length feature right here!

After receiving numerous awards and titles and being hailed as a critical masterpiece, the folks over at Santa Monica decided to go a step further and share an incredibly well documented glimpse (an understatement, it does a lot more than that!) at the development of the game. ‘Raising Kratos’ offers an amazing behind the scenes look at how arduous the task really is – from game mechanics to motion capture and from world design to story arcs, the video game industry does it all.

Running in at around the 2 hour mark, the documentary puts the human element front and center by focussing on the team that had the unenviable task of delivering a game that would not be panned by critics and players alike.

But it’s safe to say that ‘God of War’ is an absolute gem of a game and I highly recommend you go out there and get a copy. As for ‘Raising Kratos’, the full length documentary can be viewed above. So head on over and give it a go. Trust me, it won’t disappoint.

P.S. Do check out the companion podcast (limited series) called ‘Worlds Collide‘ on the Official PlayStation Blogcast Channel for a deeper insight into the making of the Game of the Year.

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