Ok, I figured this should get a thread so there could be a bit of a discussion on it (really, so I could get tips from Sam, at least). So, I'm playing on the PC, downloaded from Steam. The game is fun, but despite everyone online saying 'oh the battles are so easy' I'm having the exact opposite experience.. I'm using the XBOX controller on the PC and I can't block anything. My character gets beat to hell quickly in most battles, and some are just so nutty I can't hardly get out of them without eating 5+ cheesy poofs while I'm taking insane damage on every punch from a bad guy. (It's hard when you've got 240HP, and an alien gets off 180HP of damage in one turn) Sam, have you figured this out? I ended up having to scrap one game and start over because by the time I got captured by the anal probing aliens I forgot to go home at night with a stack of cheesypoofs and snacky cakes, and those battles just destroy my character.. it's no win time. The negative is everywhere I read on this game, it's always 'the battles are too easy'... Hmm.