Top positive review
Not only the best GoW, but the only good, even great GoW, in my opinion
4 May 2018
My review would be closer to 9/10 with a more granular scale.
The cinematics, story, and sound design are impeccable, and this coming from a primarily PC gamer. It looks gorgeous, and has fantastic story beats and set pieces to drive you through at least 30 hours to beat. I actually found myself going out of my way to explore frequently, which I don't often do.
The biggest downside for me was the combat, I could just never get good at it. I usually despise character action games, largely due to the combat style. This installment is better in that regard, but I still felt like some of the higher end challenges were just too far outside my skill level, even after rolling credits.
This 4/5 is personal because the combat was such a turn off for me, specifically. If I got a better grasp of the combat or enjoyed that specific style more, it'd be an easy 5/5,