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I second that - get used to blocking, and then timing dodges to get the slowdown effect. If you charge into combat just slapping away at things you'll get cut down when you face larger groups/tougher foes.
Otherwise the game is pretty straightforward. If you're after all cheevos, then make sure to infliltrate the cities and explore them under stealth before starting the battle there - there is stuff to find ;) Oh, and it's not too tough on Hard if you want some extra challenge :)