First Impression: I really enjoy the fighting style. It is very melee based, but if I think of it more like I’m playing an “alchemist” instead of a mage then I don’t mind all that much. You have your spells slotted up where your quick items would be, leading me to believe that you will carry a limited number of items. They make up for this by giving Evie abilities like revive among other things. Beside all of this, I love swinging around a staff… It just has a nice feel to it.
After a few hours I’m moving along nicely. Evie is incredibly fun to play. The health shield helps a great deal when fighting the normal mobs, but you won’t want to rely on it during boss battles. Coming from a character who can block attacks I find myself trying to do the same. I need to get used to timing my dodges better. x]