In the wind-up to God of War III's reveal later this week, David Jaffe's admitted to 1UP that the game in his head was bigger than the final product.
"I did have a sort of a bigger story that I personally was hoping to tell, and a bigger game that I was hoping to make," he said in response to a question about his biggest disappointments with the original God of War.
"I think the fact that the realities of day-to-day production, and the financial realities of the game business, made it so it really wasn't practical or realistic for me to stay on to sort of continue telling the story of God of War in the way that I wanted to, even though I've been very happy with the sequels we've done so far."
Jaffe's comments were made as part of 1UP's cover story on God of War III, parts of which are to be unlocked here in the run-up to G-Day this Friday.
Well worth a read.