I played it on launch. Is it even possible to play the game on a higher difficulty without grinding yourself to boredom?
There were some slightly grindy aspects to it, but I didn't mind it so much. These days I don't need to play on higher difficulties, I just mainly play for the adventure, location designs, and writing. If I wanted some huge challenge I'll load up a game that's built for that (Dark Souls series.. etc..)