I wanted to like this game. It was even fun at first. The first thing I really made it a point to understand is that this is an older game from an independent developer. A lot of other people have pointed out that it is unpolished, but I don't know if that is the correct word for it. It is extremely polished. It's also somewhat primitive.
The concept is kind of neat, and it does play a lot like Diablo II. The difference being that Diablo II is a more fluid experience. I can overlook that, though, if the game has certain other cool aspects. The problem is, it really doesn't.
The whole goal of the game is to defeate the other "factions". That seems kind of silly to me given the fact that the town seems to be constantly under seige in a hostile environment. I mean, you can't leave town without getting attacked by MOBs, so the goal seems a little bit unrealistic. It's a game, though, so I can even get over that.
The problem, as I see it, is that other than the goal of the game being different, it really doesn't offer anything new. In fact, I will go out on a limb and say that it's like Diablo II took a step backwards. The leveling in the game, which is one of the most important aspects of any game, is really lackluster. Inventory management is extremely difficult to the point where I was guessing which items would be better for my character. Finally, the actual dungeons are horrible. This is the one area where the graphics are really a let down. It's too much work to try to see what is going on in the dungeon let alone trying to explore every nook and cranny.
Essentially, this game involves getting quests and "solving" them. Back and forth. Wilderness to town. That's about it. And then when your house gets attacked, you have to drop whatever you are doing to go defend it. There really is no political intrigue involved. You can trade with the other houses, and that's the only way to raise your relationships with them. All of that is for naught, though, because the end goal is to destroy them anyway.
I'd give this game about a 4 on a 10 scale. If you want a loot based dungeon crawler, Diablo II is a better option. The contestation between houses adds nothing to the game whatsoever. In fact, I think it's a distraction.