It´s got a lot of bullet hell elements, but in the end you`re using mostly swords. It is melee combat, the fast and agile kind.
I loved GoW but I really wish Kratos had more agility/reach. I always felt a bit like a tank with T-rex arms.
He feels like a tank indeed, and the hits and fight kinda have weight to them. That's the best part of the game. I really hope they give him the right atmosphere in the next movie, he can really be the best super hero in movies and games.
Also he's more than 200 years old though