I've owned God of War II for awhile but picked it up again the other day. I must've poured closed to ten hours into the game in the past two days (which is something I haven't done with any game in a long ass time). I finished it last night and this may be the best game I have ever played. My heart was racing the whole last hour of the game.
Its corny as hell but Kratos is just so bad ass. I even cheered on as he was beating the shit out of Zeus in the quicktime events at the end of the battle. I can't remember the last time a game got me all riled up like this. I was a little let down when he didn't actually get to kill Zeus though. Hah I was glad when he accidentally stabbed Athena, she was getting annoying. I am so psyched for God of War III, especially with the way this one ended (all the titans climbing up Mt.Olympus).
I thought Heavenly Sword was very well done but after having finished GoWII, the story especially doesn't even come close at all. I love the GoW series because it is so epic.
Now I want to buy a PSP just for Chains of Olympus.