These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Broken Base: The second game reduced the number of stances and moves, removed the honor system in fights, had horrible dubbing, and nerfed the wounding system. The fanbase was not pleased.
Scrappy Mechanic: The only way to get the best ending in the first game is to beat every enemy without being injured or killed even once. There is a way to skip fighting most of the normal characters, but it involves running through many different sets of scenery for a few minutes, injuring the opponent's leg, and then jumping down a hole. This is arguably the one area the sequel improved on.
That One Boss: Katze. He has a gun and is extremely agile, you have a sword and clunky running controls. However, he only has six shots. If he doesn't kill you with them, he's a sitting duck while he reloads. Moreover, injuring his left arm prevents him from reloading.