I recently found both God of War 3 and the HD collection of GoW1&2 at a really good price. I've gotten pretty far in the first (I think), I last saved at an underwater save spot if you know where I'm talking about. I've played for almost 7 hours, so it was longer than I expected.
But it's really hard too! The place where you had to defeat lots of normal enemies and then the enemies who "gaze" at you and turn you to stone if you're not dodging, before you can lower a rope to the underground section with a Shield of Hades, that place was REALLY HARD.
So for you who have played them all, is GoW 2 and 3 as hard as the first? And are they similar in length?
I'm playing on God (Normal) and I think it's really challenging but also satisfying when you finally manage to get to the next checkpoint. I'm also thinking about getting the HD collection vol. 2 with the PSP remasters.
GoW 2 was about the same, a little easier but not very noticable. GoW 3 was easier than both. Honestly, the first time I played this franchise was one week before GoW 3 came out and I was on my two weeks holiday. I bought the GoW 1+2 Remastered in HD for PS3 and didn't really do anything for a week except play these two excellently well-put-together games. Its like everything in the games are placed in the most perfect spots and are meant to be there, everything has meaning and the game just captured me and sucked me in the way MGS did. It was the perfect blend of difficulty, story, characters, gameplay and cinematics. It never gets dull, even when you can't figure out what to do.
Sorry about that, I kind of told a story there but they are also similar in length, yes.