I share your sentiment that one can get a lot more detail out each fight. Indeed, this also prolongs each fight.
However, I for one feel like the “price is right”, the compromise is definitely worth the time investment.
Due to the more enagaging combat I found myself care a lot more about what my companions are doing, they feel as if they are a more integral part of my strategy. I don’t think getting to this level of detail was possible in the original play mode, even with detailed auto-pause and more advanced (modded) AI scripting.
Aside from the current issues with balance (numbe