Rather than the usual gaming, I have instead spent the last few days poring over the combat mechanics in this game. Commenters and various things from the combat discussion forum on Sony’s website inspired me to try and document the whole thing. My attempt to do so is here – this is a page attached to the blog. Feel free to comment, especially if you actually know how some facet of the whole thing works.
I’m still not sure of the basic flow, and obviously the details are mostly unknown. What does 1 point of strength mean in terms of extra damage ? The good news is the combat change got the devs to post enough about how things work to allow me to get this far, which I don’t believe has been attempted up until now.