I purchased this game after seeing the demo and being interested in the fighting. It has the best fantasy combat I have seen in any RPG.
It also manages to back this up with an interesting free roaming world and a better than most quest system.
There are very good challenges in the quests and especially in fighting the monsters - which actually require different tactics to defeat.
Fighting after dark should also in avoided if you are new as the monster AI is excellent and will use the darkness against you!!
All in all a very pleasant surprise to find a little gem of a game.
However, it is pretty hardcore RPG and takes a while to understand the system - but the reward is a cracking fantasy game worth playing.