A really good, and largely overlooked game that deserved a sequel and definitely did not deserve the lack lustre reviews it received when it came out.
It's a kind of game that I really like and would love to see more of, a FPS but set in a medieval fantasy world. It also has some RPG elements but it would be a mistake to think of it as an RPG. The game is constructed like a traditional shooter in that you fight your way through the levels in a linear fashion, not a free roaming RPG as we know them today. You get skill points for completing objectives (in true FPS style usually just involve you getting to the next level) which you can spend on abilities in the areas of combat (including archery), magic, stealth (including lock picking and sneak attacking) and endurance/health.
During the adventure you'll travel to a variety of interesting locations and battle many foes including my personal favourites undead and giant spiders. The story is quite interesting, and I have to say there is one of the sexiest characters I've ever seen in a game or movie. She joins her consciousness with yours and is a constant companion (voice in your head) through your adventure.
Another feature I really like are the numerous secret areas littered around the levels where you can find potions, magic rings and other goodies. I'm constantly on the lookout for these and find it quite satisfying when I find one.
The only thing I don't like is how the game runs. It uses the Half Life 2 engine which runs beautifully on my machine, but this game gets very choppy in some areas but doesn't seem to be an improvement in display quality over HL 2.
But all in all a very enjoyable adventure. I just wish games like this weren't so rare.