as a Priest.
Bless PC gaming for speedhacks cause walking speed is test of patience, even Divinie Divinity (biggest inspiration for the game) have sprint.
One thing to make combat enjoyable? Don't go melee. Sure as Paladin you can repair equipment in deepest dungeouns but you do better by teleporting back to town.
My first characters were terrible with badly spend skillpoints (they were as precious as the skillpoints in Beyond Divinity) and last one was also not that perfect but good enough to reach finale. Final showdown was ok except random deaths (no spells, no effect, no attacks, no information, no sounds, just YOU DIED, luckily there is Salvation which leave you with 1HP and use mana pool for your safety).
All that heretical hunt was p.predictable because you knew that the most important NPCs in every acts are heretics in 99% of the cases.
Got hope that after getting my first offensive spell at lvl15 seals (they have same role as offensive runes in Gothic) can be ditched but nope, there is long delay between casting and spell can fizzle or not penetrate. Thing it - there is no spell that you can cast while holding Shift and point at general direction. You must choose enemy and pray for good roll...
Last Act is filled with dungeons. If you don't have high tier spells like Rain of Fire to clean rooms - you gonna have HARD time in some of them (by that I mean - most of them).
Each character have one stat that need most points (and can be raised to 100 compared to other stats capped at 50). Priest pump up Intelligence and Thief dexterity. But Paladin? Well, he need good Str (damage+hp), dexterity (to hit anything), Con (bigger HP pool) and on top of that - Speed for better Defense and walking speed (duh). Ok, he can repair his equipment in deepest dungeons and can wear nice plate armors but that's not worth it, seriously....
Alchemy sounds cool but was useless. Permanent potions? Why even bother when you can find Devil Roots and pay 1.000 gold to make one? Money was not a problem after cleaning first dungeon in Act1.
Promotions are easy - do quest for your promoter. Unless you're Priest, then you need to pass exam too. And final exam is in Latin...
I'm sure that his bladder is destroyed after massive potion chugfest. And I'm sure these sudden deaths is the way to bring challenge at the end of the game.
I think about second playthrough as an Evil Priest (there is option to join the bad guys named Children of the New Order) with better skills development this time...
My character in the attached image.
Wow! How long did it take you to finish that game?... I honestly tried to play, but it's so hard, I enjoyed the concept of being an inquisitor, the RPG thing and all that but the quantity of healing and magic potions you have to spend is simply heretical hahaha!