Well, the combat is fairly broken, but you aim to get a gear/combo setup that lets you bypass the many flaws. It occasionally has Gothic
-like moments of perma-stun chaings by multiple NPCs.
There is less skill involved than just making sure you have the right combination - once you do, you just click whenever the combo needs it and it's basically insta-win.
Certain fights, especially early on, can really favor consumables as well. To this day, the first boss (yes, the stupid dog thingie) was the most difficult fight I've had in the game. I had tried various strategies and routinely had my ass handed to me. However, I then tried one potion I had not previously used and it becamse an instant win.
Towards the end, I had the best custom sword as well as some improved gear - other than worrying about an occasional clusterf*ck, it was just combat by numbers. Then you just become a sword wielding god.
Recalling the elite plant thingie in the swamp as being extremely mis-placed,
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