Originally Posted by ArrowMk84
No. Once you learn it, you can usually keep from getting your ass kicked. One thing to remember is your not a tank - if you've got more two guys on you, dodge away (and you really should keep it down to one on one as much as possible).
Yep. The thing I'm noticing in this as opposed to the first is there seems to be a pause after every single move before you can do anything, like Geralt is frozen for a split second and it allows bad guys to get plenty of hits in.
I seem the remember his actions being much, much more responsive in the first one.
I do have to say though, the kneeling for potions really takes away from the game imo.