At first I enjoyed the game, holding my nose at the silly dual drm situation. It is mostly a fun game. It's far better then Might and magic 9, and feels more like the older games. Might and Magic Legacy contains considerable array of fun game play.
I enjoy its quests, puzzles, artwork and music. the class structure and progression is pleasing as is most of the game play. Over time, the game clearly has great re-playability and solid involvement from the community at large. However its likely too unfinished, too unforgiving and too poorly balanced to recommend to most folks.
Prior to the end game (and often during the end game) I had to use cheat tools to transport my characters out of various places to sell goods, level up, stock up on porions and goods, etc breaking up the game play. This is really strange since in the prior games, you could just back track or teleport out when you needed to exit a dungeon. Had there not been cheat tools I would have found the game unplayable.
I found I had to extensively use community generated hint guides since many of the game goals are so arbitrary and poorly expressed I got lost easily. This is at odds with the other Might and Magic games and many modern games where I usually do not need to cheat and rarely need hints. Generally the only need I had of community tools in prior versions were for better maps, locations for alchemy ingredients and trainer locations.
However as the end game approached the game has grown more and more tedious. The developer chose to lock you in a dungeon without escape on several occasions the worst of which is the end game. if you don’t plan especially well the game will grow tired and tedious or simply unplayably difficult. Add to that that some quests can not be completed until you finish the game, and the general uneven game play, I simply cant suggest you buy the game in 2014 until the price comes down. I bought the game at 25% off and feel a bit cheated.
If you like the turn based style, consider the game only if its on sale (or has come down in price) and after you have exhausted other games in the series and general genre. As time marches on, the community will generate patch fixes , the developers may rebalanced the end game, and mods and such that will greatly improve the game , as it did for mm6-8. However as the game exists now in mid-2014, it feels poorly balanced, arbitrary and a bit tedious now. Its not a bad game but its hardly excellent either. Its just not worth the high price the developer is asking.
All that said you will enjoy the game if you like the genre and buy it on sale. You’ll also enjoy the game if you buy it now and wait 6 months or a year for
P.s. the time in game is wildly inaccurate as the game is stable enough to alt-tab away from it and do other things. So my time in game shows the game is quite stable if you have enough memory.