God of War is an amazing game. The story is enthralling, the graphics are beautiful and the combat is top-notch, but fighting the optional bosses that took this game to the next level for me.
VERY MINOR SPOILERS BELOW
If you’re a little bit into the story, you’d know by now that there are eight Valkyries to fight in the game. Technically this is a side-mission (although there’s a trophy attached), and for me, these fights although completely optional were the funnest part of the game.
I took on about 3-4 of them before I’d even finished the main game, which probably wasn’t the best idea, but the challenge of defeating them (I’m talking hours for each), really made me be strategical with the combat, with one false move causing my death. This led to me appreciating the combat in this game even more, with having to manage my Runes, Talisman and Atreus’ special power to perfection.