@theht: Lemme tell ya, there was a moment where I was carefully skulking around the next corner worried I'd get jumped by some high-level mob or another frickin' boulder trap and thought "Hey, this is a lot like Dark Souls" followed by "Oh wait, I'm going to write about this later and the last thing I want to do is compare something to Dark Souls..." I think I almost, almost got away with not making an explicit comparison.
@pete0r: You can, yeah. There's a lot of things you can pick up and swing at people, though random trash like dismembered limbs and skulls and furniture are better used for throwing at switches, or at enemies to distract them (in games and in life, I've found that the severed heads of friends usually make for potent distractions). The only things you can actually keep are four weapons, four shields (quivers count as shields for some reason), a finite amount of the stronger healing potions, and whatever key items you need. It's not one of those RPGs that's really big on inventories.
@merxworx01: I've not had the stun-lock problem yet, but I have been trapped in a corner a few times and the camera freaks out when that happens which doesn't really help the situation. I'm at the point where enemies do so much damage - though I thankfully have way more HP to tank it now - that most of the healing items, especially food, is borderline useless. I needed those 30 HP from a block of cheese when I had around 200 HP total, but not when I have something like 2000 to recover.
@arbitrarywater: Die By the Sword was definitely where my brain was going to early on until I started getting a little better with the combat controls and realized you wouldn't last long in Severance if you ran screaming through every level swinging your weapon like mad (which did for me just fine in DBtS). That said, something embodied by both games is how they rarely distract you with anything resembling a narrative and just let you get on with crawling through a dungeon wantonly chopping orc limbs off.
@relkin: Weird, every time I see Enclave on the GOG store I confuse it with Exhumed (which I guess is called PowerSlave over there? Quite a title). Maybe Enclave is something I should look into for a future one of these.
@fisk0: I'm too used to the keyboard controls now to want to bother fussing around with Joy2Key. There are times where I wish the arrow + attack combos were a little more responsive (let alone the special attack combos, which are about as temperamental as trying to jump across a gap while on a slope). Lighting hasn't been an issue either; though the game can get tenebrous as heck (see above screenshot) I've always been able to make out enemies and such. Something about the way they contrast against the murk, I think.