I just finished playing this game a few weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it. I preferred the Celtic version of the game, which I played first. I loved the fairies, Ogre and all of the whimsical touches. It was also a longer game than the Paladin version.
However, you're right, Acornia. The Paladin story held together better. I actually didn't get some of the introductory dialogue in the Celtic game, and I was a little confused about the plot when I started. I think that it makes more sense to play the Paladin version first, but it's not essential.
Much like everyone else, I just had a few minor complaints about the controls. You had to be so exact in your positioning of Bradwen that doors could become quite a problem. I'm sure that there were a lot of us who spent countless minutes trying to open doors which just wouldn't budge.
Overall, the dialogue was very good. But there were glitches trying to get the inventory and talk icons to appear and become active. In my mind, you shouldn't have to start a NEW conversation with a character (space bar) in order to talk about a subject that logically flowed from the LAST conversation. I was getting a tiny bit frustrated hearing the same introductory phrase from a character, over and over again, just hoping that another icon would appear. Hopefully, they will work on that problem in King Arthur 2.
And was Lancelot French? LOL! I'll definitely have to bone up on my knowledge of King Arthur's round table.
My only other complaint is about the endless riding. I loved it the first few times that I traversed Arden and the fairies' kingdom. The graphics and scenery are truly spectacular. But after that, I could definitely have used some map shortcuts in the game. As many have said, there is just a wee bit too much riding back and forth . . . and back and forth . . . and back and forth . . . . when you know where you need to be and have already seen the beautiful scenery.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the game. The puzzles were challenging but not too difficult, and it was reminiscent of the old Sierra King's Quest series. Good versus evil, but without a lot of violence. I would highly recommend the game to anyone who likes traditional adventure games . . . and who, as Doreen said, has a little bit of patience.