When I first saw the combo system in Ashes of Creation's PAX preview, I wasn't exactly on board. It seemed to me to be a system that would turn out to feel unnecessary, distracting, and also presented something of a concern for anyone with a repetive stress injury like carpal tunnel (which isn't exactly uncommon among PC Gamers).
But I decided to wait and try it myself before solidifying my opinion - after all, it was only going to be a handful of days before PAX West kicked off anyway - and I'm glad I did. Getting my hands on Ashes of Creation at PAX for the very first time and having the opportunity to talk over my concerns with the developers afforded me with the chance to learn a lot about the system that wasn't immediately apparent from watching the initial video online, and in the end, it won me over as something that makes the game better as a whole. Enjoy the video above for the full discussion.