This game is brutal. You'll be amazed at how much blood and gore you can do in this, and it being a PS2 game!! It truly is stunningly beautiful with the graphics rivalling any other PS2 game out there.
You are Kratos, under the service of the Gods of Olympus, serving them for eternity until your memories of the past are finally erased by their hands. The story in this game is quite good and will compel you with Kratos' bloody history which is shown in these cool little slow motion flashback painting kinda scenes.
The combat is where this game shines. You seem to have an unlimited palette of combos to utterly destroy all foes standing in your way. The enemies are varied and different, keeping the game fresh and fun. The gore and blood is awesome and will keep you entranced throughout the experience.
Yes there are puzzles in this game and damn are they confusing!! It's great fun to finally figure out a puzzle and conquer a certain part of the game. Some are more frustrating then others but if you have patience the reward at the end is worth it.
Overall a great game in the well crafted lore of Greece mythology.