Got this for my birthday. I’m on file 9, this game is weird case of having some really great mechanics but being in a game that I...don’t really like? As in, the combat is great, but the detective stuff and constant cutscene and dialogue skipping is killing me, and so much of the combat taking place in the same environment is boring. I know this supposedly gets better on NG+ and beyond, but the first few hours of this game were borderline dreadful imo.
That being said, there’s so much cool stuff going on and a lot of things to experiment with. Part of me feels the game went a little overboard with the number of things it throws at you(skill trees, upgrades, abilities, usable items, chain shenanigans, sync attacks with perfect dodges and calls, etc etc) but when in the middle of combat it’s such a good time.
Hopefully this game ends up really clicking with me because a lot of things haven’t been doing it for me.