I've finally got myself to buying the game and finishing it. I have no idea why did it get so many bad reviews, I find the game very addictive :S
I was wondering the same thing, I remember first trying out the demo and then deleting it.
After some time I installed the demo again and actually learned the combat(PC, mouse and keyboard) and fell in love with it ever since.
All other ARPGs feel rather bland now.
But there are a couple of key negative points:
-classes are gender locked, as I like ranged classes and can't play as a female in any game this was pretty devastating
-world is linearly structured, almost like one big hallway
-customization of spells/abilities and builds was lacking
But, even with all the faults, it's still one of the best ARPGs I've ever played.
I think if it was called something else, not a sequel, it would have been a huge success. Negative reviews were borne out of that artificiality.
Edited by Malignacious, 01 October 2014 - 06:02 AM.