It actually reminds me of this
as opposed to this
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yeah one was "less visceral" and had a lot less going on, but there was emotion in it and it's a better battle imo because it's not just throwing crap all over the place, it's two guys dueling, simple.
Ship battles can work the same, you can up the effects, you can have people dying or whatever you need to do, just pan the camera OUT a little and let me see what's going on that's all
Meet in the middle, that's all i'm saying.