Not my words, but in light of several threads slagging on New World's combat I thought I'd share the opinion of a reviewer over on MassivelyOP who really seems to enjoy it.
A few excerpts, but I invite you to read the article to see his full thoughts which does include some of the shortcomings others have raised here. Guess he's just made of sterner stuff.
”what really makes this game shine is the combat. When one of the developers claimed New World
is the first MMO with “100% real time action combat,”
a lot of people scoffed, and that maybe wasn’t the right way to put it, but this is genuinely an evolution over what’s come before. New World
‘s combat is as far above other “action combat” games as they are above tab target titles.”
”This does of course mean that you’re going to need to get better at aiming your attacks if you don’t want to miss, but it also has the potential to reward good play in a myriad of ways. For ranged weapons, you have the potential for head shots for extra damage, like in a shooter. For melee weapons, positioning becomes more important as you try to include as many enemies as possible in the arc of your swings. It is spectacularly
satisfying to line up a crowd of enemies just so and lay them all out with a devastating shield slam.”https://massivelyop.com/2020/08/31/first-impressions-new-world-has-the-foundation-of-what-could-be-a-great-game/
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