It looks absolutely FANTASTIC, the visuals are breathtaking. It's not often that I'll stop playing a game just to pan the camera around and get a good grasp of the environment but this game definitely made me do that at several points. The environments are out of this world. As for how the game plays/handles, it's completely different than the other games. It plays from the third person perspective and has a new combat system entirely, more akin to Dark Souls. There are still some nods to the original GoW combat (such as rage mode and certain special attacks) but it's a new experience entirely. The game has a loot system, crafting system, and skill trees that are super in-depth compared to previous versions. 10/10 would recommend this title.@Mai Valentine
So this is technically a sequel to GoW 3 but it's also a reboot of the series, if that makes sense. Like I said above, it has an entirely new combat system and mechanics. There a LOT of nods to Kratos' past in this game so having knowledge of the previous titles is definitely a plus and makes the experience better overall, I would say, but it is not completely
necessary in order to enjoy the game. I know plenty of people who have little to no experience playing the other games and they loved this game which actually made them want to play the other ones. It starts up a new story entirely so you can definitely jump into this one and have an incredible adventure, even without knowledge of previous games.