God of War is one of Sony's most iconic franchises, beginning on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, stretching all the way until today, on the PS4. In that time, a lot has changed.
In the video above, Mike Mahardy takes a closer look at the games and media that have influenced creative director Cory Barlog, as well as the rest of the team that worked on the newest God of War. Everything from the world design to the combat is different this time around, and the franchise's earlier games are only a small part of the inspirational puzzle.
For more on God of War on PS4, you can read Pete Brown's full review here. If you already have the game are are making your way through it, you can visit our guides page here.