Everyone reviewing this game is forgetting it's an arcade title, for the price what more could you possibly ask for?
Give it a go, you may be pleasantly surprised - i was! I also own god of war 1, 2 and 3 but can honestly say that I like the bloody battles in this game more than those.
The visuals are beautiful, the lighting and starkness of the backgrounds occasionally mix with the foreground characters making it a little less easy to appreciate all of the gory mayhem you're causing but it's not too much of a problem cos the red stuff is very red and makes it's presence very known... often!
The sound is good, no real problem with anything else other than the story seemed rushed but maybe there'll be add-on content depending on whether people buy into the really badly made reviews out there for this game or not.