Verno wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 09:35: - Combat is bizarre and unsatisfying. We tried Nightmare which would be fine if enemies didn't literally appear out of thin air and rape you. It removes any semblance of tactical combat. As someone else mentioned enemies don't have to respect line of sight which is a total WTF moment when you realize it.
To be fair, it's the same way in Origins. You can sneak attack a mage with a bow and run away while he's casting, and that fucking fireball will go THROUGH three walls to still explode in your face.