Originally Posted by Maylander
As I've already stated - playing a caster from the start is hard. I strongly advice people to play the first chapter with some sort of physical character before trying a caster. Once you've been through the first chapter, you know the pitfalls, and how to get the various NPCs. There is one NPC in particular you need as a caster, and getting him is essential, or you'll get slapped silly in quite a few fights.
Still very PS:T-ish writing, which is a good thing.