The combat feels weightier compared to both Odyssey and Origins. Weapons have a crunch to them; an impact. Also, I'm loving the advanced assassination skill from the skill tree (Raven) and now I'm walking around one-shotting opponents with red skulls with easeI do wish there was a bit more loot in terms of aesthetics for Eivor. The tattoos and haircuts are cool. Hope there's plenty to find.
I think the combat is decent and a bit underrated. While not leaving you feeling amazing about what you just pulled off for the most part, it can be smooth, and takes some skill, and can be quite badass at times.
I must be around 20 hours in now and have still not even finished the Grantebridgescire pledge, which is my first one.