yes the guy was weird. maybe what he means is that hes going for a game witha deep, focused combat, but which is insanely fun.
They seem to have focused (and from the look of the demo, executed well) on providing engaging combat in an RPG setting. What remains to be seen is how much of an RPG is left under the hood. For example, Mass Effect 2 provided great combat, but at a great blow to the character progression and exploration elements. They still had "role-playing" as you took the role of Commander Shepard, but it wasn't in the traditional sense.
The demo made it look like Oblivion crossed with Fable, with the combat of a third person action adventure. The only thing that really bothered me with the combat is how the game sort of pauses when you land an attack. I generally can't stand when that happens in a combat oriented game. It's what put me off of buying Castlevania LOS too.