Some random dude came onto my teamspeak channel (somehow) and started talking to me about games, he told me that this game was pretty sweet. I totally forgot about it since then, but I will have to check it out.
Just read "The Handmaids Tale" for my intro English class, thought it was a pretty decent story as I quite enjoy books of a post apocalyptic nature. Atwood (the author) creates an interesting world with a pseudo Christian government taking over the United States and establishing highly rigid gender roles, with some twists along the way. I'm a little swamped with school lately so I Havnt had an oppertunity to read outside of "work" readings, but I want to try and read the LOTR novels for the first time, just Havnt been able to get through them before.
My only death so far in the game, granted I've only played about an hour, was in the first five minutes, where I was struck twice by rocks hurled by a cave troll. I agree with what others are saying, archers are most likely what are sapping your health away during fights.
Alright the online can be totally gamed it seems, just had a fight where the other guy chose Valasquez (like every single person playing Heavyweight) and I go Dos Santos. I land about 300% more significant strikes than him and all he does is take me down and try two really bad sub attempts. He seriously attempted somewhere around 25 takedown attempts in a single round at one point. The fight ends up going the distance and he wins by decision, likely because he has so many takedowns (you can only defend so many), even though I landed vastly more significant strikes and defended 90% of his takedowns and reversed/got up from the successful takedowns within a few seconds. So yeah kind of salty but also totally annoyed that it seems like you can cheat the scoring system with pointless takedowns.