I like the hard-hitting, mega smacks that knock them flying. One good L1+O in the air, and all the Cerberus pups go flying off the edge. It's how I ended up winning in Level 8. That and some CONTINUOUS rolling to avoid the damn Gorgon gazes. Generally, button mashing works quite well in GoW, especially with lvl5 BoC using the Square button. Kratos's full out combo is pretty harsh. It's also pretty nice to pull off a near-complete Square Chain, followed by a couple Triangle presses to pull of the fully charged double-bladed smash, a lifter, and then in the air pull the L1+O. Absolutely devastating. How I ALMOST beat the Satyrs. They're hard to kill with brute power, though...gotta knock them off, which is no easy trick.