HI - I played it many, many years ago. And there's a reason it is voted one of the best, if not the best rpgs of all time. There are multiple paths of the story, you can take, the characters are very fleshed out, and the floating skull (Morte) has a dry, witted humour. The only problem I see is this: You can only play as a male character in this game. However, the story is so riveting and emotional that you probably won't mind.
You play the Nameless One, who is in search of his past. Basically, you wake up in on a slab in a mortuary when you start the game. And the only thing you can do is to talk to the zombies....then you pick up things. And move around a bit, and get to know a few people. And form a party with them.
And the best part of this is: you can go through the whole game nearly without fighting anyone, provided you have high intelligence, high charisma and wisdom. [Wisdom and Charisma means something in this game...] I think you'd only have to fight, maybe 3 or 4 times if you high Wisdom, Charisma and Intelligence.
ps: beware of the rats in this game. All that you know about rpgs and monsters have gone topsey-turvey in this game. And while we're on this subject, don't be afraid to let The Nameless One die in this game. Death will just return him to the mortuary (from the start of the game) and it also has a very memorable effect...
I'll say: go for it. The story is great. And as I recall i from other who have finished the game (I sadly never got around to it, because my old computer broke down....), the ending is one of the best, if not the best ending in an crpg - ever.
Adventure gaming is fun