Hey so I played the original Dogma on PS3, couldn't stand the framerate so I got rid of the game, then picked up Dark Arisen on 360 a couple weeks ago because the framerate holds up much better and I'm enjoying it well enough. The problems I'm having is with the difficulty level, I'm playing on normal and I currently have the quest early on to go help some soldiers siege a castle, they don't give me a path to get there so I just figured I'd walk straight through to the mountain and try to work my way through, which is where I found the old quarry, inside is what I think is two of those trolls or giants or something and every time I try to fight one it takes 15-20 minutes just to whittle him down to low heatlh and I die every time because hit attacks almost one hit me.
I don't know my level off the top of my head but I believe it's around 15. This is a really frustrating experience because it doesn't tell me where to go and if I go in the wrong direction I seem to just get punished for it and end up having to walk back int he other direction for another 20 minutes of walking, I don't know I guess my question is what am I doing wrong, am I missing something or just what should I be doing differently, I haven't done any side quests because they all seem absolutely horrible so I wanted to just focus on the main quest.
EDIT: Forgot to mention I am using boons and such, I play the default warrior type class with sword and board and I have a two hander warrior, a mage and an archer for pawns. I have also been having a lot of trouble with Pawns doing useful things, when I throw oil at a troll my mage just casts some stupid crap to imbue my weapon with lightning or something instead of fire or using a fire spell to ignite him, stuff like this has also been making things unenjoyable so any advice there would be great.