This game honestly feels a lot more like a cross between Dynasty Warriors and Skyrim than anything else. Which is hardly a bad thing since I like DW and thought Skyrim's combat was clunky.
I pretty much play it like I would DW - bread and butter weapon combos, and area of effect magic for when I need to get a crowd off my back right away. Works like a charm.
There's actually a game that plays nearly exactly like this one - Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll. You may want to look it up if you like this one.
DuPree. When I say the words "Alive and unharmed" - do any
neurons actually fire
in that brain of yours?
Um - No Sir!
...I thought not.