Count one for the away team on this one...
I remember playing the game back in the days, but didn't like it. I distinctly remember the ultrashort sword being irritating. Because of this thread I decided to try it again. Same result. Absolutely beautiful game, but - for me - no fun to play. Annoying controls, annoyingly short sword (though I guess this changes as one progresses). This may have to do with my playing style as I like to "attack" when playing games - don't wanna wait too long just to figure out the enemies' moving pattern.