I don't get it. I bought it and have played like 10 or so hours (level 15ish), and I can see HOW it would be appealing, it just doesn't work for me. You basically have a party of AI companions, but they're pretty fucking stupid. For me anyway. And as far as I can tell, me playing as a Fighter class, I can't make my Mages heal me on command. They just do it occasionally and when they do do it, it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I think I just don't understand how the gameplay is supposed to work.
Everything else is pretty neat. The world feels big and there's a lot of exploring to do. I hear a lot of people say you're going to get your ass kicked until level 20 or 30, which has definitely been the case for me. The last story quest I did, I had to just run for my fucking life because I was getting swarmed with enemies and my AI party kept trying to fight EVERYTHING and was just dying.
What am I missing? Do I just need to give it more time?