So basically the biggest problem is the combat and the small-ish world.
It's a shame. I liked the combat of Gothic 2, even if it was a little weird. It was challenging at least, blocking at the right time, back-stepping etc. It kept you alert. Sounds like the combat is just dull in this.
It's true the deck seems to be stacked against PB games, but those reviews seem remarkably consistent.
What worries me is the combat being boring. I loved the combat in Risen. It sounds like its simple and easy in this game? --- NO, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH STATING AN OPINION WITHOUT LABELING IT AS SUCH. WHERE DID YOU PEOPLE GET THIS IDEA?