Heres a few things to think about if you're on the fence about this one.
The Devs on this game are active, they actually reply to you're coments, and suggestions ( often just hours after you're original post ), and they don't avoid, nor come up with excuses.
Its a comprehensive fix, and the elaboration is there.
Now this is pretty significant when you're talking about an ER game from my personal experience.
The updates are regular, I've had this game for only 3 months and yep, you guessed it, 3 updates ( one of them game changing, and new items and spells to boot ).
The actual gameplay is already fun, whether you're talking about leveling up you're blade skill ( swordblood I think ) by hitting things repeatedly, or zapping a stone golem from a distance to level you're stormblood skill, the action is quick and frenetic, and more importantly it works.
The magic sytem is fresh, and unique, its called Icor, look it up in the forums because I'm not going to ramble on about it here, suffice it to say, if you're sick of watching you're mana bar refill, you should take notice.
The visuals are quite nice, we have realtime shadows, full day/night cycles, fog in the graveyard, and when you overdraw on the magic ( see icor ), I realy appreciate the route these guys are taking, it may not be groundbreaking, but again it works.
Now this game isn't finished, and it shows.
There are void spots, some places are empty, most NPC's just feel like placeholders, yadda yadda yadda.
Its EA so all this stuff will go away, but its there.
Also You might want to double check you're system specs to the recomended.
If you have a gaming pc, and you know whats in it then I'm preaching to the choir here.
But if you don't know what a 3d card is, do not buy this game !
Do some research, please, you will save yourself some frustration, and you'll lean something as well.
With all this, I am recomending this game as an Early Release to my friends, and anyone who is interested.
I'm not saying you should get it, but if you do, and you can run it you wont be disappointed ( unless you just want to complain about stuff ).
It pretty much does what it says, and what you'de expect it to do as an Early Release.
Pluss its got some cool gameplay which is saying alot for any game nowadays.
I'm glad I got it, and I'm going to watch it grow ( and it is growing ), its a different game from then till now, and I'm quite pleased with my purchase, and the progress.
Against my better judgement, and at the risk of sounding a bit over enthusiatic, I have to again pont to the gameplay on this one, so if you don't want to hear me rambling on skip this one.
That feeling you got when you found something in a game that scared the crap out of you, and then it just utterly destroys you, then you get to respawn and either a) try it again, or b) maybe do something new ( which could take days ).
Now, thats a pretty big incentive to play any game on its own, but when its fun ( game play ), and you dont mind ( visuals, stuff to do, places to go ), well to me thats important, and should be noted.
This game already has that, and theres not that much stuff in this game.
This is a big deal on finished games, and I realy hope I get to see a whole world to run around in.
If these guy's make it big, this game could be fantastic.
And with time ( as with any game ), who knows where the public will take it.
So there you have it, I'de say good, not great......yet.
Just make sure you're pc can run it first please.