I had a lot of trouble timing the bash with the enemy attacks. I would wait and when they got close enough I would execute the bash, but by then they would've already hit me because it took too long. I also couldn't tell the area range of the bash until after it happened, so it would be nice if while you charged a little circle appeared (think Twilight Princess Link wolf-form group attack thing). Animations in general seemed to take a long time, so it was just easier for me to run around dodging enemies.
I did really appreciate that little tutorial at the beginning telling me which keys to use my god I loved that so much.
It's a shame there wasn't any music.
I think if you worked on the feel and controls of the game and had it a bit faster paced it would improve.