Glad to see you’re enjoying it after being on the fence and pulling the trigger.
I think at first for me my mind went a bit to the hack and slash type combat and once I forced myself to slow it down a bit, it’s much more rock paper scissors while waiting for your opponent to leaving an opening.
Yes. Now to be fair I'm playing at medium difficulty and I'm going to try and stay there instead of being a wuss and going to easy.
I can't emphasize this enough to everyone: SLOW DOWN.
Rock paper scissors is a great way to describe this. I'm at the first quest where I just got a bow and am getting into that. I don't have any abilities or upgrades yet and I can tell this thing is going to open up more once I do like the reviews and everyone have said. I'm really happy with the ranged incidentally. I really wish I could do more stealth and Assassin's Creed style shenanigans but maybe that comes later.
EDIT ADD: I do agree with people that the combat shows its weaknesses at least here in the early goings when you run into multiple enemies at once. Having a couple of rangers take pot shots at you in addition makes it that much more apparent.