I am just trying to successfully compete in Rattay tournament. Unfortunately when fighting second and third opponents this really annoying thing often happens. When I am going for an attack the opponent responds with strong counterattack resulting in lose of over third of my health, damage of my head and often bleeding. The rest of the combat seems balanced and fun to do, but this really annoys me… there does not seems to be any defense against this (no “perfect block option” you just get hit) and since it is so strong, you just go with “hope that that does not happen approach” since if the opponent does this counter-attack, you are in very heavy disadvantage that makes it almost impossible to win the round, if the opponent does this twice, it is basically insta-lose. It does not happen “that” often (every other round give or take) so you have rounds without this OP-attack, but since is so random and so devastating, it is not challenging… just annoying.
Am I missing something?