The Diablo 3 thing was bugging me but I’ve not had a chance to reinstall it so I was chatting with a lad in work who is playing the current season and managed to describe what I meant and he confirmed for me that what I meant was the case.
The way he described it back to me was: He has a magic using character who he has a crossbow equipped to. When he attacks with 1/2/3/4/Left click/right click he does not fire the bow, he casts what ever spell is bound to that key/button. Likewise if it was a dagger or sword the character doesn’t actually whack the enemy with either weapon, that weapon only augments the characters or a spells stats.
That making more sense?
It seems like something small to make such a fuss over, but part of my love for this style of game is using the different weapons alongside spells, essentially just having spells and no actual weapon attacks really waters down the experience for me. I want to be hacking hordes of enemies to bits with a battleaxe stopping to fire off a lightening bolt or summon a minion then get right back to hacking away at chaff.
So yeah, tl;dr: Deal breaker, not for me.
Like there aren’t enough other switch games.