I enjoy the combat, but the overworld is boring and tedious.
Would I be missing anything if I skipped the first one and just played the second?
The 2nd one has better combat mechanics (almost the same but more polished and more weapons), and the overworld is simplified but somehow I missed the overworld in 1.
Also bosses in 2 are a bit less interesting (many don't even have dialogues).
Play both nigga.