I really enjoyed playing this game...for the first 50 or so hours. The last 15 were fine, but I was ready to be finished.
Part of that probably had to do with the fact that I thought the game was over after defeating what I thought was the final boss at the end of act three only to realize there was still a complete act four to go.
Building my charater up was good time and most of the fighting met my expectations. I thought several of the bosses were a bit too easy, but others were definitely a challege. I completed all the side quests, but as I noted, in act four I did not clear every single map as I had been doing. I did what was needed to complete quests, but skipped some optional caves because I was ready to move on.
Again, the game play was good overall, but I did grow tired of picking up items and selling them off. Probably would have been helpful to know that I didn't actually need as much money as I amassed. Also would have helped to know that pressing "X" showed me only the items worth picking up (didn't figure that out until 2/3 of the way through).
I came to this game from Torchlight, but actually enjoyed this one more. Certainly from a story perspective, but from a character building perspective as well. I also enjoyed sending my pet back to sell things in Torchlight rather than having to portal back to towns all the time.
In any event, it was fun game and my daughter like some of the crazy beasts I fought (and their names as well).
Bottom line is I'd play a sequel, which I guess is as good of a recommendation as you can give.