I used to be pretty good at these games, I've even finished a couple of them on the hardest difficulty. But this one is really tearing me a new one by comparison, especially this Archimedes tower or whatever.
Trying to parry is too risky because of the asinine recovery time it has, and if I get hit once in a combo I automatically get hit 2 or 3 more times. Why there are flames nearby I have no idea, because I can't actually throw any of these enemies. The sirens with the lightning are some of the most frustrating enemies in the series in my opinion, particularly when there are 3+ at a time. I know about using the L2 abilities and that they're supposed to give you a pretty good edge, but I hate having to constantly watch those tiny circular gauges fill back up in the midst of everything happening onscreen in order to use them as frequently as possible.
I can usually make it through the first of the challenges but with a thread of health left, so I get trounced by the chicks with the spears in the tiny, tiny, TINY fucking hallway that keep double-teaming me with vicious combos.
Any help here would be awesome. This game just feels so different from the other God of War games and I'm just not understanding why I'm making it so hard for myself. Thanks!