@vortex - Started on Give me Challenge (hard?) having come off the previous games but got properly thrashed in the beginning battles and found the enemies had stupidly long health bars. Dropped back to balanced/normal for a few hours but thinking of going back up now.
@Vortex - It's good but I was dabbling in crafting and upgrades last night. I think it's time ti up the difficulty as doing too many side quests too soon can somewhat trivialise the main quest encounters.