Sony’s finally put God of War in front of press, and to say the response has been positive would be an understatement. Twitter is currently abuzz with industry folk waxing lyrical about Kratos’ latest, and judging by this 15 minute gameplay video, it’s easy to see why – it looks extraordinary. Many of you will have seen this B-roll when it leaked over the weekend, but it’s worth another look – with commentary from the PlayStation Blog team no less.

We’re absolutely loving the way that the axe operates. Throwing it into enemies looks like it’s going to become one of the most satisfying mechanics of the generation, as you’re free to use your fists before beaming it back in and setting up a screen-rattling finisher. The word is that the title’s two hour demo is not only brutal, but it’s also surprisingly emotional. And yes, the entire campaign is framed using a single camera shot. Wow!