Don't be fooled, this may be called Golden Axe and have Sega's name on it but it wasn't developed by them and boy, does it show.
The graphics themselves are very shoddy with basic textures, sparse environments and screen tearing at every opportunity (think of PS2 graphics in hi-def and you're halfway there.) Gameplay is also pretty basic with a simple level design that involves running along, dispatching a few enemies, running along some more, solving a simple puzzle, running along some more and repeat. On a plus point, the combat is fairly satisfying with blood and dismemberment aplenty but the beasts themselves don't seem to add much to the gameplay which is disappointing considering the title is built around that promise.
Overall then i'd say steer clear of this and rent it only if you're still curious about it. There's certainly some enjoyment to be had but it's not much and it certainly isn't the game that it could've been.