Sounds to me like you're psyching yourself out of even giving it a shot. The mind is a powerful thing It's a great game, but probably isn't for everyone. You either love D&D style CRPG's or you don't. I wouldn't recommend this for the cookie cutter RPG player who digs things like Kings Bounty: Armored Princess, Sacred 2 and Evolution. Not sure what your history involves regarding role playing games, but I'm guessing you haven't played much in the way of Dungeons and Dragon types. This isn't D&D per se, but its modeled after such. Also, in their next upcoming patch they are adding party AI in Pillars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0GvsA6exuY. You can basically put them on auto-pilot if you want (might be more your cup of tea).