About the attacks, it'll be explained when you get a few mins into the beginning, each attack, style, weapon are for different types of enemies, (humans, and monsters). And yeah if your playing on the hard mode IIRC, the hint on the attack cursor of the mouse is not there and you have to wait for the weapon to have a flaming effect or orange glow. Whilst in the easy/normal modes you have the mouse cursor to hint you when to click. I love this game! You guys made me want to re-install and replay it.