I had a solid strategy--hit Square after parrying to sweep (hopefully) most of the enemies off of the platform--but there were times when more than one enemy would attack at once and/or interrupt that attack, so it felt more luck-based than skill-based. And I hate luck-based stuff like that.
I honestly didnt think it was luck. They are just difficult to deal with. Personally for me, OlliOlli seemed more luck based trying to do some of those damn tricks you seemed to do easily!
I used to think they were easily the worst addition to the GoW universe. Those assholes in Ascension that would tunnel under the ground and attack you gave them a run for their money.
I still give the Satyrs the nod. Those guys under the ground were in other GoW games I thought no? I also think there was a strategy to them as well. I think you can block them or something or stop them every time with certain actions.
Ascension is easily the worst of the entire series though. I still liked playing through it but didnt love it like the other games.