I hate RPGs, but I LOVED this game. I was convinced to give it a go, and I did, but I really disliked it at first, yet something compelled me to play on. it was a good 6-8 hours of play before it just suddenly clicked with me, and then I couldn't put it down.
I ADORE the game. My game of the year without a doubt. I thought it was incredible. It had issues. I didn't think the map was the worst one. Also I thought the voice acting was some of the best in games.
Its even inspired me to try other RGs now, like Amalur.