The game is entirely reliant on its incredibly deep and engaging combat system. The environments in the game are incredibly bland, with the exception of the caves and tombs you are sometimes tasked with exploring. The story is non-existent, the characters are forgettable, quests are dull (kill these enemies, escort this character, find these ingredients, etc), yet the game is incredibly fun to play! The combat is the best I have ever seen in an RPG and the game turns into an almost survival horror at night, where you are forced to find a settlement in order to survive the wilderness. Somehow it just works, despite all it has going against it.