What?!? God of War being based on classical mythology is the essence of the series and something it's always been, I don't understand the comparison to Final Fantasy.
God of War could become a modern take on Norse Mythology and everyone would despise it just like those movies based on Shakespeare. Lmao
Change is good but don't let the change get to your head. The formula isn't really broken so why change it to something that would alienate your fanbase?
If someone asks why I'm using an alt account, CGI and Truckusaurus got me a temp approval until I get my iconic and notorious "kurasakiichimaru" account back. :p