Just played the tutorial, I love how smooth it all is! The animations are well done. I like how they walk when they bob up and down :P
The tutorial gives you a rundown of the controls and how to attack, heal, use special powers, etc. Next, the game takes you to the Tavern, which is your Home/Hub. There are six options on it: Armory, merchant, Academy, tavern, Keep, and Battle!
The armory is for equipping items, the Tavern is for hiring members for your party, the merchant is where you buy items, Academy is where you equip/learn special powers.
Right now I'm exploring the home right now.