In this day, bad camera control is no longer acceptable. Period. Bad parry and blocking mechanics in a hack n slash is no longer acceptable. Period. If you have no care to acheive the primary goals of combat (to get those health and money packs inside your enemies which require both a mastery of the combat and the camera) and just want to run through without any of it, you may not mind those things, because this game if full of it. The fact that everyone has to make mention/excuses/browbeat others about their skill level and go elsewhere to LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE GAME is NOT acceptable. Period. Blah blah it's pretty blah blah not stealth... who cares when your controller is across the room in peices.
Ignore the metacritic paid for glowing reviews and save yourself the frustration.
I'm not a big fan of fighting games like Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter, and this game seemed to be an RPG version of them. Multiple combos and things that you need to do during the game, but they don't really tell you what you need to know. I understand it is OK to require multiple playthroughs, but I just want to play the game once. I don't like it when I win/lose without really knowing why.
the game as some interesting ideas but falls short and many factors. as the combat elements goes on this game, there are plenty of moves at your disposal the ninja run is good at a point but other then that its worthless. fighting boss battles are a joke since you have to no line of defense at all just continuing running all the time getting annoying. half of there moves lock right on you and cant be avoided. plus what would a good addition to slide set when attacked or some kind of defense that is worth having . running around and sliding just doesn't seem that fun. there are many elements of the game that are missing to make it a action game like it should be. the biggest thing that this game lacks there are no defense moves and just running and sliding around gets tiring.