Update - game completed!
There is NO WAY I would play this at the hardest dificulty - it would really lead me to either destroy my playstation or myself!
Great game but maybe a bit too hard in some sections.
Thanks to everyone in here for their help.
Bleh. Taz, Wulf, Adel, findlestick, AKheon, etc. are all better sources. He's still got much to learn about GoW. Obstinate youth, that one. Thin of skin too. Not becoming at all. This said, tips can be offered up as needed, but seeing challenge run handling can be very useful too. If it's necessary, I can more directly link to good play.