It doesn't seem too bad. A level-2 enemy like the Animate has 10 defence. Your default two dice without any weapons at all are Purple - averaging an 8 on two dice. So more often than not, you'd miss! But that's without Flanking or any gear and abilities.I like dice, it just feels too swingy so far as the videos show. It may as you say and later on you get more abilities and equipment to mitigate the rolls, not sure.
Instead, if you were dual wielding a pair of mundane short swords, you're using two White dice (average 9). If you're Flanking, you get a +1 to hit - so on average, it's stabbing time (as ties go to the attacker). And each short sword let you re-roll a combat dice per turn! Still no abilities there, no consumables, no other items that might boost you up, etc.