im not arguing in favor of realism versus not realism.
Im arguing in favor of effects to enhance the expirience versus none.

Skyrims animations arent very realisitc, and no effects. Meanwhile Dragons Dogmas animations are also not very realisitc, but they do have effects.
Dark Souls animations are also not very realistic, but at least much better than Skyrims, tho i dont think theres a game that features dark souls like animations without any effects going on so the comparison s a tough one to make on a completley equal basis.

Games like Kingdom Come id compare to For Honor.
Both have mocapped animations for medival fencing, one tries to go for full realism, the other for hollywood realism but i think you can make the comparison.

Animation wise id compare BG3 most to Dragons Dogma than to anyhting else