Quoted from Gov:
Yup I am the same. I haven’t beaten the tower night yet. If the combat was a little more refined I would enjoy it more. It just seems the timing doesn’t make sense to my brain. Nioh 2 it just clicked for me and a lot of people say it is harder than souls games. I don’t think so at all.
I started God of War, while I am enjoying it, it is way more linear than I thought it would be. The combat is fine but nothing super exciting. It’s is very pretty tho.
I really like returnal a lot but I am going to wait on the save game patch to play it more as I have had 3 very frustrating crashes deep into runs.
GoW is probably one of my top 3 games all time. It's so good! As noted by jayhawkai it opens up a bit once you get your boat but it is still relatively linear without any major side quests. That's ok in my book because for games like Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon Zero Dawn (both of which I loved) or BotW, they are too open for my personal taste and the side quests just become optional collect-a-thons that don't really add to the main narrative. Some of that is ok, but a game can be too open imo. For that reason, I haven't played BotW for more than 25 or so hours.
There is some joy in being able to wander around and doing whatever you want, but there are times where I just want some direction, especially if I put a game down for some time and completely forget wth I'm doing lol.