All you written is totally arguable as taste, so I won't dismiss on it, but also can't be taken as fact.
About combat, it was a lot easier to finish (killing bosses included) on the highest difficult on GoW (I have all plats possible, except for replat GoW3 on PS4, there I still need to do some challenges) than to finish UC on Crushing (and UC1 was a nightmare on it, with UC4 in one section if you fail and don't choose restart encounter you'll be stuck at a hell point also another hellish nightmare on the corridor with traps).
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"