You're just proving my point: read it through before you make a judgement.
Also, aren't you bored of ALWAYS having to fight a dark lord? Ever wondered about the aftermath?
If you're so set on fighting a dark lord FIRST, try any of the tens of adventure cyoas, then use this as a retirement DLC.>outright tells you what works together with what greatly stifling build creativity
Creativity is in finding things that work with each other against all odds and beliefs. Don't blame a cyoa for including easy mode, blame yourself for not rising to the challenge of creating your own combos.