Wow, I picked up this game honestly not knowing what to expect. A buddy of mine told me it had a lot of methodical elements as well as a strange relationship to Zelda types of games? Have I got you interested because I am going to tell you exactly what this game is all about in this review.
You will play as a Horseman of the Apocalypse. Your character War, is hated by others because they falsely believe that you screwed up the balance between Hell and Heaven. Also, you blew up humanity in the process. Kind of a lot of weight to carry on your shoulder if you ask me lol.
OK, so he is a stereotypical good guy that has just gotten framed for something he didn't do. It is very easy to see where he is coming from and I don't feel bad at all for spilling a lot of blood from enemies. Believe me you will be smashing heads, ripping out hearts, and peeling body parts off of your sword. HELL YEAH!
So one way in which it is like God of War is before you finish a character you will have to hit a button to finish them. You are not going to hit a series of buttons (only for bosses) and larger characters. I found this to be generally rewarding and QTE sequences in other games seem to be a little over the top. I like the simplicity of it a lot.
I did find this game to be rather easy though. If you set it to veteran you will have a much more challenging gaming experience. It's more of a watered down version of God of War and Devil May Cry. I don't mean that to make it sound bad though, because it is a lot of fun. You do only have one weapon and can later unlock two other weapons if you get tired of chopping demons heads off or pealing their intestines off your sword.
So the combat controls are like Zelda. You can grab parts of the environment at a distance. For instance, you will come in contact with a lot of different dungeons and they will have equipment hidden all through them. You will be able to find keys that unlock secret areas. Find maps that will guide you along the way. Even blow through walls to find hidden areas that have a lot of valuable loot.
This is a pretty fun and exciting action based game. The bosses are really neat looking. I would rate this game 8 out of 10.