Anyway, I didn't play the first game so I can't give perspective from that point,
lol It's always rich when people who havent even played the series come and try to tell me how to play the game. I literally platinumed the first game then went back and beat it 4 times on the hardest difficulty on NG+ with the added aggressive enemies just a couple of months ago. I have now put in a 100 hours in HFW already. I can kill just about everything in 1 hit. I have all but one legendary weapon fully upgraded which anyone who has gotten them knows how time consuming it is. I think its safe to say I know the smartest way to take out the enemies and know wtf I am talking about.Then just learn to be smarter with your weapon selections in combat?
And changing tactics? What tactics? When the shit hits the fan, everyone immediately gangs up on you. They start jumping right you. They start throwing shit at you. They stun lock you with attacks. (This was finally fucking toned down last week) They never ever stop moving. At this point, the only tactic is to dodge and shoot arrows. There is no other defensive mechanic. A side step wouldve been better at this point.
This was not an issue with the first game because the enemies were not this aggressive. Even in the NG+ when they specifically added aggressive enemies for the highest difficulty setting, this wasn't an issue. I never wanted parry or blocking. It just never came up because the game was more methodical and the enemies didnt have parkinsons moving fucking constantly. The Armor negating damage resulting in 1 hit markers is insulting because the way the game justified arrows taking down big machines in the first game was becuase she was using metal parts taken from the enemy armor. Thats why they were armor piercing. So what changed in the 6 months since the end of the first game?
They just added too much shit to the game, and in their rebalancing they ending up making enemies more aggressive and nerfed your weapons. It's not that the game is bad, it's just not as fun or enjoyable which is the title of the game. The first game was simply more fun to play.