The 10-hour trial made me want to play through the game on hard (whatever it's called in-game), to get more out of the combat. But I've struggled in the early levels, enemies hit hard - seems like you get 2 "freebies" from shields then 2 on your health (w/ no regen in between so as little as 3 hits to death).
Hoping someone has more experience with the game, or played a lot of MP during trial, to know what the better skills to get first are? The best stuff to research/craft first? Or any random tips? I can see the combat being pretty great but I don't want to be stuck hiding in cover, popping up for a head shot, and repeating ad nauseum for the first 20 hours in order to reach that point.