If anybody was wondering, it was WELL worth it. I have been sinking some serious time in to this, and have been loving almost every second.
It had a very slow start, as this game is a throwback in many ways. Even though I wasn’t big in to CRPGs as a kid, this seems very faithful as it doesn’t hold your hand, at all. There is a quest log, and their are general quest markers to where to kick off the quest, but other than that, you are pretty much on your own to figure shit out. You actually have to listen/read/find what NPCs are telling you, which can be really convoluted and annoying at times, but I have just been using guides if something seems way to obtuse to me. I much prefer the ability to look up something in a guide if I get stuck, instead of just having dozens of fetch quests that tell me exactly what I need to do from A to B to C.
Anyways, I just wanted to spend some time praising this game for making me feel like a kid again, a kid that doesn’t have nearly as much time on his hands than he used to, so he actually can use the internet for the good intentions it originally had.