People rip on the god of war combat too much. Sometimes I dont need a super mechanically dense game. After playing through dmc4 again I can't wait to just move a stick to dodge instead of holding down two buttons and then flciking a stick. Or instead of weird ass launching mechanics I can just hold triangle.
You can spam square square triangle if you want but there is enough variety in the combos and modifiers to keep things fresh through the short campaign. And they only make you go through areas once a playthrough time, no backtracking at all.