After 3 days of playing this game, I'm even more convinced that playing as a mage was a great decision. I'm not even to level 20 yet, and I'm using my fire skill to summon demons and bringing large areas of fire up under my enemies feet. Most fights end without me taking any damage what-so-ever...unless they have an archer or two. While I'm not sure as to how well this game will hold up after I beat it, I'm having fun with it. I'd compare it with Rise of the Argonauts--fun but limited.