GunZ - Yeah, it's got it's downs. It's got it's ups too. The graphics are fine IMO. Any more realistic and I would've quit. The purpose of the game is a FANTASY action world, not people dying in one shot.
See, here's the thing. In Exteel, you're locked. Your movements aren't fluid and you're limited from one movement type -> another. Say you want to dash and shoot at the same time then take out your sword while landing? You can dash and shoot, but by the time you pull out that sword, you're going to be dead meat. Why? Animation. You need to pull out that sword -> initiate the attack, etc.
GunZ takes far more skill in everything. People are flying left and right in the air, below, shots flying, etc. And guess what? If you have half a brain, you won't die in 10 seconds. Armor does give an advantage, but a slash or two extra and you'll get them on the same level as you. In GunZ, you can dash, shoot, and slash in about 1.3 seconds. The gameplay is fluid and you can cancel out animations. You're not locked into a move, you can cancel.
Also, the fun thing about GunZ is the melee. There are melee moves such as Ground Slash, Aerial Massive, Phoenix, etc. These are just names for certain combinations of moves. Here's an example.
Also, check this out. You can't do this in Exteel.
Funny thing is, both of those moves have counters. Every move in GunZ has a counter, and each counter has a weakness. Each weakness has a flaw, and each flaw has a counter. Get me? You can have a sword duel going on for 1 minute and both players will be full HP because they can keep countering each other.
Also, here's GunZ's gameplay
I don't see you aiming that fast and at such lengths on Exteel. Every weapon on GunZ has a weakness and advantage, and the moves you use must compliment that move. You don't "buy" or "upgrade" moves. If you have the skills, you can do all the GunZ moves when you first start playing.
Here are some links to learn more about GunZ:
http://www.gunzrevolution.com/replays (for viewing inside GunZ)
http://www.gunzrevolution.com/forums (Forums for Guides)
Read all that, and then tell me, is getting stuck in animations and not having fluid movement what you want, or a game where you can make your own moves and create moves never seen before?