The new films have battles that actually seem to be like battles. They're incredibly fast, a little terrifying to imagine yourself there, almost insane and you don't fully know what is really going on.
It isn't like a video game where they just have to get where they can shot the bad guy. TWOK and few other battles are mainly saved by the editing and acting. TWOK in particular, it wasn't a battle, it was a Chess game between Kirk and Khan.