Well, I've killed a good few hours playing Driftmoon and though I'm not finished yet, I thought I'd let Marian know it was well worth waiting for it on the GOG summer sale.
Consider yourself told, Marian.
I don't know how else to put it except to say this game is charming and a lot of fun.
There are four levels, Adventurer, Champion, Warlord and Guardian.
I'm playing Champion (recommended for newbies) and I probably should have picked Adventurer as many times as I've been killed but reverting to a saved game was always fairly painless and I learned fast that you save early and often.
If anyone is looking for some tough combat, evidently you can get it with the Guardian mode.
I had to laugh when I watched a piece of a playthrough on YouTube and the guy was really surprised that he wasn't quite as much of a badass
great player as he thought.
On the other hand, someone on GOG said that his 5 year old niece and nephew (twins) love Driftmoon playing as Adventurers!
(Something to keep in mind if you have kids around who'd love to play an RPG with you.)
It really is a lovely game complete with odd and funny characters, the easiest
slider puzzle ever created, and...are you ready?...a do-it-yourself maze.
I took one look at the big one (oh, yes, there are two but the small one is really small) and ran.