Eschalon II is a deceiving game, and anyone who takes the time to look beyond the graphics of this game will find alot of good going on. I was extremely skeptical at first, but the more I played, the more fun I had. The only gripe that I would have about this game is I prefer games with VO for characters - minor I know, but I think it adds to the depth of the character you play.
For a decent comparison of games, think single player Ultima Online blended with Baldur's Gate. It's suprisingly fun, even letting you punish yourself more by completing challenges that make you not use armor, not have more than 20 total kills, never use magic, etc... which will make you think before acting in most cases.
And for those not able to install the game, simply go into the Gamefly folder that it was downloaded to and click on the Gamefly setup file. I do this for most of the games I download, it just makes life easier ;)