Yeah I did that shortly before I started Chapter 3. Always loved the combat in the original, so tended to play it much more evenly. Story bit, few battles, side quest, few battles, story bit, etc. Only had an issue with it 70 hours in where I got to a part of the game where they changed things up and some of my levelled up characters barely caused a scratch, so had to grind for a few hours to level up someone I’d neglected.
When I played XCX however, I was much more into it for the story and exploration so tried to do the bare minimum of combat possible. Tried to do the same here, but not sure it’ll fly!