Really? No, I didn't experience any difficulty with the combat at any point. If anything, it gets easier towards the end because you have so many powerful weapons. --- I'm not really from outerspace. http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/4858/keitaibuddhavg2.jpg
Yeah I found it to be easier myself, once I upgraded some guns I was able to tear up enemies. The pistol is godly when you get the final damage booster. --- Can't we all just play the video games we like and have fun?