|Mr Puggsly said:
The gameplay of God of War wasn't exactly great, it’s just a button masher with an occasional puzzle. It’s the story that made GoW a success. Just look at the sales of GoW: Ascension if you don't believe me. Garbage story and modest sales.
Based on what we've seen, I don't believe Ryse has a fixed camera like God of War.
It’s too early to say which has a better fighting system. We’ve only played GoW of and it’s a button masher.
The difference is that in GoW: You can actually perform combo's and various movesets due to the amount of weapons and the whole fantasy combat system.
Ascension also didn't feature the same kind of freedom GoWIII did in terms of combat variety (see gif below), so basing it purely on story is not true (while it mostly however, could be ^^)