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I, myself, am not very pleased with a lot of the world building in the game and how paizo didn't take the opportunity to try to make something new out of magic in their new system. They picked the completely basic, and archaic, option and only clipped its wings.
Regardless, OP definitely should be looking up different RPGs. Pathfinder, D&D and its offshoots aren't for you. They all share the same type of abstractions and inconsistencies.
If you want to check out an RPG that is fantasy, you can definitely seek out The Witcher RPG. It's designed by R.Talsorian games, which were the guys behind Cyberpunk 2020. Their combat style is very well known to be realistic (minus some abstractions and other choices for ease of play) and from what I could tell the Witcher RPG had its combat system based on their Interlock system (the name of the system featured in Cyberpunk).
As for world-building, consistency and everything else... Well, it's the Witcher world. It doesn't require an explanation!