Despite its flaws, Hinterland is a fun experience and well worth the ten dollar (non-sale) price tag.
+ Good music (what there is) that fits the game's theme well
+ Simple to pick up controls and gameplay
+ Low system requirements
- Long load times at game startup or resume
- Glitches are common and can be game breaking
- Lackluster presentation and in-game interface
Hinterland is a game that is all about making your own fun. Pick your class and your rules, then begin your journey to conquer the lands around your village, bringing in resources and improving your town's standing as you go.
While the game's overall concept and execution are simple, it is nevertheless an engaging experience. Many other reviewers have likened it to a board game, and that really is the best way to think of it, not as an adventure RPG, but more like a strategy game.
While the game's general performance can be poor, it is never more than a minor nuisance, and the game features a great amount of replayability.