The first thought that crossed my mind after I finished God of War 2 at 4 a.m. this morning -- after 16 straight hours- - was that this game, my friends, is so good it hurts. Now, I lack the grandiloquence (yes, that's a real word) to properly describe how straight up gangsta this game is, so I'm just gonna tell each and every one of you to GO OUT AND GET IT IMMEDIATELY. Seriously. If you only have 50 bucks in your food budget this month, don't eat. If you've been saving for a new pair of kicks, go barefoot. Do whatever it is you've gotta do to get your grubby little paws on this shining example of what happens when people who give a damn about making a good game have the opportunity to work together. Kudos to you SCEA -- you've given the grand old PS2 one helluva send-off.