Everything I've seen about this game looks incredible, the graphics and open world seem like they'd be a hell of a lot of fun. I'm hesitant to get it though, as I've played a few other Bethesda games (mainly Fallout 3 and New Vegas) and while the game itself was well made, I couldn't get into it because the combat was so one-note and repetitive. Also, the enivronment in Fallout didn't do anything for me, bombed out landscapes are all similar and drab.
I've seen a few videos online, and the combat looks really repetitive in this game, the character just slashes his sword, axe, left to right then back again, and that's the only animation. Though this seems like a minor gripe in contrast to all the other things you can do in this game, it would be something of a dealbreaker for me, pressing x or a over and over again with the same animation gets old.
Am I wrong? Do the videos not do the game justice? Or will this personal problem make the game not work for me?