I only played for 3 hours or so. Combat wasn't special. I didn't care for the art style and what I saw of the story was standard video game fare (i.e. childish). I would have let it all slide 6 years ago.
Yawn. Shoot me. Send it away.
The controls are easy to pick up on and fighting is easy yet satisfying. Fighting is repetitive but with the ability to level up and the beauty of the fight you well not tire of the battles but rather look forward to them. In between fights you can find lots of hidden loot that you just have to figure out how to get to. You can spend lots of time just trying to clear an area. All in all its not my type of game but if your just looking for something to breeze through with out much thinking and cause the beautiful destruction of your enemies and their surroundings then this will be a nice game to occupy your time.