I like Ares because i feel that getting "good" with him would mean learning your combos cuz the magic isnt all that, ya dig? I feel that i got better with my other warriors because i knew what a hammer can do and how to cancel sword combos into other stuff. and when i DO have magic with ares, (most of the time its fist of ares) i like to combo my magic into my moves instead of throwing it out there all naked like i've seen alot of players do as soon as they get a blue vent. as for hades.... he is my least favorite. i'm not big on spamming CDs like its the thing to do. I'd rather go poseidon and tank some fools and feel like a bad **bleep**. you can really tell the better fighter when its 1v1 as poseidon and you outlast the other player with skill. just my opinion. -V
It's pretty much been said but yeah, Poseidon and Zeus require more finesse and are less user friendly. Ares and Hades are much easier to pick up and play to pretty much the same effect of a well-versed Zeus or Poseidon.
That's not to say Ares or Hades players suck...in the hands of a pro, them dudes can be lethal.