Sorry, I tried to give it another go. I forced myself through the slow beginning, now I'm at a point where I've aquired most of the powers and I still wouldn't rate it any better. Yes, the controls are serviceable but that doesn't keep the game from being a repetitive bore. The story, character, enemies, skill and equipment systems all lack any depth or entertainment. Instead of earning or upgrading powers you just enter another level and a new power is just dropped on you with no better story than "hey, you're getting stronger again". The equipment system is shallow and barely impacts gameplay in any meaningful way.
As far as the couple of reviews floating around out there, anyone comparing this to Diablo in any way obviously can't have their opinion trusted. The only similarity this has with Diablo is an isometric camera angle and a horrible story.
I really did want to like this game and went into it with an open mind despite some of the negative comments I'd heard. I would love to be able to defend it instead of admitting I wasted my money.