yeah, Gamespot's review wasn't a whole lot nicer. in short, if you like loot, play this game. if you care about *anything* else in your RPG experience, you can skip this one and be better off for it.
seems to be an interesting trend that Obsidian has going for itself now: release a good game, then a mediocre one. rinse, and repeat.
me thinks that Obsidian would be better off if they would just focus on one product at a time. you can make money off of lots of mediocre stuff, but you'll make more money by producing an amazing product that everyone wants to play. least ways, that's how i see it.
See the struggle of the faithless lot as they negate their time
How low to sink to the depths of their frame of mind