Posted: February 22
There are already several excellent in-depth reviews here on Steam so I'll keep this short.
I really enjoyed playing through this game. The story is done well and offers some fresh takes on your standard fantasy fare, the world is huge with plenty of places to go and things to do. The DLCs are worthy expansions that add new world areas with yet more places to go and things to do, along with some nice loot for your troubles. There is a tremendous amount of content here.
You don't pick a class for your character, like in the elder scrolls games you build your class up from skills, and you can mix and match pretty much however you want. The skills can be easily be reset at any point for a nominal fee if you want to try something different.
Combat is fast and fluid, nothing turn-based here. You need to learn to dodge and hit your enemies from behind, or use a ranged weapon or magic and blast them from afar. It's also possible to get a teleport dodge that does damage as you pass though enemies. You can equip two weapons at a time in any combination and switch between them fluidly in combat. Once you've filled a gauge, you can unleash awesome kill moves to quickly take down difficult enemies.
The graphics are bright and colorful and look good, with an art style that reminds me of WoW. The animations and effects are well done so combat is fun to watch.
There's a few cons, the biggest one being game balance. Early on, the game is fairly well balanced, but each zone has a level cap on the monsters and loot which spawns there which you can easily exceed before finishing all the quests in that area. This makes the later parts of the game laughably easy unless you've just been rushing through the main story missions. Also, the developer unfortunately went bankrupt making this game so there will be no fixes, sequels or additional content, which is a real shame given how great this game is all things considered.
Overall, an excellent game with a few small issues that can be easily overlooked. Make sure to get the DLC as well.