Did you play it on Hard? The combat is much more interesting on Hard because you don't get those cheesy prompts whenever enemies are going to attack and enemies do a lot more damage. 3-4 hits and you're dead. It's a much more intense and methodical experience.
Button mashers really shoot themselves in the foot with this game too. If you approach combat and try to vary up your moves then you'll get huge combo counts and be in far less danger than if you're just mashing attack and counter. I tend to approach most combat situations with attack, evade, counter, batarang, cape stun, bat claw, etc. Game itself is "short" but really there's a good 15-20 hours there for someone who wants to find everything. They did a good job with the collecathons in this game too, most parts of the main storyline bring you back through areas where you couldn't previously obtain something.
Playing: Elden Ring, HZD: FW, Kingdom Rush series
Watching: Severance, The IT Crowd, The Batman