I never was a huge fan of the original God of War trilogy.
So to no surprise, I wasn't hyped when it was revealed, the stellar reviews caught my attention but didn't move me, but I ended up buying it during a sale, and oh boy, I was blown away. Instantly became a fan with the direction they took the series in.
Now its my most anticipated game of the year lol!
I actually played the original trilogy for the first time 2 years ago. I thought it was okay.
GoW 2018 was downright amazing though.