One thing that I noticed that might help RE enemy encounters. If you target them from far enough away, you can get their level. It is a bit odd that the level difference doesn't always mean much. I ran into a group of 8's with my party (mix of 4 and 5's) and we wiped the floor with them. I'm guessing that this early on, the level doesn't play that big a part as everyone is using basic equipment. I did stumble on to a much higher enemy in the Hinterlands who quickly wiped the tank, mage and rogue. I ran away as I haven't found the holy hand grenade to take it on just yet.
This game is pulling me away from FC4. I just wish they had let you remap buttons as the remote play is forcing you to use the main attack button via back touchpad instead of R1 (which is useless paired with active powers modifier)