Displeased overall. Spent $16 due to the game being on sale, but I felt that what I purchased was an unfinished product. Many flaws in the design of the game made it feel lacking in polish and at times broken. The training is the worst portion of the game in my experience after playing it for one day; There were bugs that occurred(which I submitted to the appropriate forum) that caused me to restart training multiple times. NPCs not speaking to me, or speaking and then suddenly stopping their dialogue and leaving me frozen in place are a couple examples.
In addition, in regards to aesthetics although the textures and scenery is lovely in a style that is mostly realistic with a slightly Fable-like quality, the NPCs have no lip movement and the dialogue on screen does not always match up with the shown text on screen. The simplicity of the arena-style combat, reminiscent of some popular first person shooters, was very disappointing to encounter and realize that there really is nothing more to the game than going online and killing other players in a deathmatch. The way that teams are handled is good in terms of maintaining balanced numbers, but there seem to be no penalties for team killing, and as a result it easily happens.
I very much enjoyed the deep combat system, and its potential for complex fights and tactics being used when engaging enemies. As a man-at-arms, I was able to effectively dispatch a heavily armored knight with a two-handed weapon by making use of feints, dodges, parries, and attention to the enemy’s motions making for an intense and exciting experience. The variety of weapons with which to outfit your soldier allows variety and also challenge to those facing opponents with a variety of gear. In addition the aesthetics of the environments, and quality of graphics is quite enjoyable.