Posted: June 27
*The learning curve can be steep.
*You must manage a lot of resources.
*If you want to do well, you must play actively.
*Lots of death.
+If you legitimately enjoy the game system, this game can challenge you for days upon days (if only most of my play-time wasn't done in offline mode!).
+If you're running an older rig or a laptop that's not meant for gaming, this is a solid purchase.
That being said, this game definitely falls under the category of roguelike. You'll need to play to your character strengths, learn to minimize or bypass your character weaknesses, and learn to adapt your plan to what the game hands you. There's lots of inventory management (until you learn what's important and to whom it's valuable) and lots of ways to die. Fortunately, there are (optional) mechanics that let you store up game-progress and/or items to future characters.
If you're expecting an average dungeon-crawler or rogue-lite, this game may not be what you're looking for. It's a game for those who enjoy thinking and planning AS A LEISURE. Especially if you buy the DLC, there are plenty of character concepts to choose from and they all play differently. I'd say the key play-affecting aspects in this game are resource management, risk-vs-reward, understanding probability, and tactical combat in a turn-based system.