I love the game but it was not necessary to have combats part in it. It is not everyone that love these types of games. I played the first Longest Journey and enjoyed it enormously, it was relaxing and I loved the puzzles but in this one I found the combats to be stressful and ennoying. They could have made the game without having to stress people out..... If there is another sequel to this game I would definetely make sure that there is no combats before I purchase it otherwise it will be the end for me to aquire the next sequels.
Some people may like combats games but others just want to relax and do puzzles without any stress.