The Eschalon series is excellent and this third instalment was the best of the three. I am a casual gamer and I really like many things about Eschalon III: it is turn-based, so you don't need reflexes or hand-eye coordination, but the battles are tough so you need to think and plan and explore. The world is huge and full of treasures, hidden perils and secret spots. Th enemies are varied and some of them very difficult to beat but with time, effort and the right weapons they can all be defeated. You have a lot of control over your character's stats and abilities and some real choices to make about how the game unfolds. It took me about 25 hours to reach the end so you get your money's worth. I definitely recommend it and I wish there were an Eschalon IV to look forward to, but I bet Basilisk Games will not disappoint whatever their next project is.
A small but pleasant surprise is that the music is quite well done: it doesn't grate or make one weary.