Its better than Chains of Olympus in every way.
Ghost of Sparta also succeeds at bringing some fresh gameplay concepts to the franchise. Kratos can now swing from one horizontal rope to another in a new acrobatic feat. There's the ability to grab and slam enemies to the ground for a good pummeling, the Blades of Athena can be set ablaze to break through armor and, of course, there are new weapons, including one that drains orbs from enemies. Kratos also gains a Spartan shield / spear combo that lets him move while blocking and destroy parts of the environments.