Check out my review of the game here: Blackguards review
I really wanted to love Blackguards, and it does so much right, but there are several serious chinks in its armor that ruined the experience for me. For one, the difficulty is all over the map, tending to jump from ridiculously easy to soul-crushingly difficult and back again without any warning. Even worse, the environment has a tendency to react in unexpected ways, and more than once I had a character suddenly die to a falling column or stalactite. All of this could be forgiven if the game came with a great story, and it really builds up nicely over the course of the 30-40 hours that I spent playing through it, but the ending is so anticlimactic and mediocre that even that ended up being a disappointment. On the bright side, Blackguards is a good base for an amazing future strategy game.