I am really loving this, even in it's early stages. The gameplay already feels pretty solid, can't wait to see it expanded on.
Games that using blocking and attacking are always a hit or miss for me, and this is a hit. The knockback on the enemies when you land a hit feels satifying and gives you a good flow in attacking.
It's still easy to get hit but it feels like you're in control and can actually get a feeling for the flow of the battle.