Now that I've finished the game, really good review
Agree with a lot of what you say. I didn't have a huge amount of trouble with the combos (*blows on fingernails, shines them on lapel of jacket*) because I stuck to the simple ones (square x3 and triangle x3 square x4) and just swapped in and out the pressens depending on what suited each fight. The square 3x one was for health and the other for combat and cooldowns.
I thought the combat was a real strength and the memory remixes undercooked (guesswork essentially).
Really good game, really good review (which I like a LOT more than Brad's on the main page).