"It's easy for a reviewer to say "not much has changed" in the game. It's honestly not true. Some of the basic moves and such are the same, and the theme of course, but the gameplay has evolved quite a lot when you really dig into it. It's readily apparent after playing through the God of War Collection and then jumping right into III. The techniques and strategies often do not work, and spamming the same powerful move over and over will usually lead to death... unless you take the easy way out and drop the difficulty when prompted. It still feels thoroughly like a God of War game, and that's really the most important part."