I have not played this game for long (though longer than my Steam record shows) and I have to say that the game, while it has its faults, is not the disaster it appears to be.
My impressions after about 4 hours;
Excellent mini map. Shows everything of importance (except identify shrines) and you can add your own notes.
Decent graphics for this type of isometric game. Character models are actually good and will change their appearence depending on the gear they wear.
Combat seems okay, responsive and typical of the genere though I have only encounted the tutorial battle so far.
Good range of skills and spells to accumalate.
Voice acting is definately acceptable with very little cringe factor.
Save anywhere but saving takes way too long and everything freezes up while it saves.
Some customisation of your avatar looks but they are limited.
Average story but there is quite a bit of lore if you take the time to read it.
The game still has bugs though the major ones seems to be addressed by the latest patches.
Every single quick save will remain in the menu, meaning that quick saves do not overide themselves. EDIT-You can actually delete previous save files in the save file menu.
Alt/Tab will break the game. Doing any ingame clicking or key pressing while saving can break the game.
The game has little nuisances that give you the impression it still is a couple of patches away from being complete, though the game is completely playable, in my experience so far.
There are very few ingame help tooltips, though the devs have implemented some more help tips in a patch. Using those and reading the games manual will answer a lot of your questions. Whether you think this is a Pro or Con is your choice.
I feel the game no longer deserves as much negativity as it currently has. The developers have been slow to respond to a lot of legitimate complaints directed against the game and that is fair enough.
However they seem now to be keen to support the game again.
I highly recommend to anyone interested in old school isometric role playing games to buy this game at its current sale price, and perhaps at full price one all the littles bugs are squashed.