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Heard it too, but even though the game itself may be better than GoW1, I don't think we'll enjoy it as much. The original God of War was an unique experience; it was just so good (and different) on many levels that it marked a peak on the PS2 life.
God of War 2 already has one game similar to it: God of War 1. There's no way we'll relive the same experience again. Most things will be great and awesome to play, but there'll always be the déjà vu feeling.