True, to an extent. When I played axe+block combo, many fights were pretty boring. With a spear+dodge combo, almost all of the fights are now highly mobile and not boring at all. But yes, the inherent difficulty in turn-based 1-on-1 is the apparent boringness - which is why I hoped that ITS would include companions, but alas, that clashes with their main quest, so the player is alone. Luckily, the main plot in the full game can be completed without a single fight if your skills allow it, so that helps to avoid the pitfalls of Arcanum and Torment.