Oh, it absolutely did. So many good features that are almost useless. Take the crafting system for example: until you can finally make some good stuff you're probably through with the game and the things you find are always much better.
I like the concept of the Faes but other than that I don't like them much.
Yeah, the combat system lacks something. I tried it with my current character to stick with swords.....nope, always end up getting the chakrams. They're way too powerful. Keep your enemies at distance and can hit multiple enemies at once. And they're fast.
I would've loved to use spears, though. The greatsword and hammer are too similar imo, both slow but heavy hits.
On the other hand daggers and fae blades almost make no damage compared to staffs, chakrams, longswords, greatswords and hammers.
A Monster Hunter spin on it would've been a nice addition, like huge monsters you have to find (like the size of big Niskaru types) and get special materials for potions, gems and crafting.
Maybe give them specific loot tables (monster x can drop weapon/armor/material x).
Or go a different route and add a moral system.