After two hours with the game I'm sadly starting to echo Tom Chick's thoughts. I feel really distanced from the characters and what is going on, I too am spamming attacks and still getting through everything with little problem and that waiting around for your attack queue ability to recharge is a part of the gameplay loop is already becoming tedious to me. I find myself running around objects as a sort of clunky cover while it refills and that seems to be exactly what is intended.
Really though, it is how little investment I am feeling in the story after reading through all the ancillary stuff and doing my best to pay attention to the drunk, stalker-y sword buddy while I'm fighting and running around. Unless some late game revelations really manage to pull me in, this will likely go down as another game I just don't understand the admiration for.
Colorful and sounds nice though. It does have that.