So, the combat being as broken as it is in terms of balance and lack of challenge, I just wanted to ask:
What do other players do to keep it interesting? I mean as soon as you learn ripostes, the combat devolves into quick time events. That’s literally what it is. Quick time events. You press a button when the game tells you to and then you win.
Some of the things I’m doing at the moment to make it less boring:
1 ) “Plot Armour is the Best Armour”: Never wear any kind of armour. This is the most obvious one, I guess. It means you really have to get that timing right.
2 ) “The Stop Hitting Yourself Mambo”: ripostes only, never execute any actual attacks of your own.
3 ) “The Mohammed Ali”: float like a butterfly, sting like a motherf****r. Stabs only, optionally using a weapon that has low stabbing damage. Maybe without riposte and parry, dodge only? Edit: fists only would be the obvious extra here, I assume.
4 ) “The One Man Riot Police Squad”: only use a club. Lukewarm on that one, it’s an extra challenge but it takes a loooong time to get things done.
Thoughts? What do you people do to challenge yourself once the game stops doing it for you?