Played it and beat it very recently for the first time on PC. It took me 60 hours and I did most stuff. I think it was good overall. My only recommendation I would make is try to work out which party members you want, which may then dictate who you will be. Also, it is possible for some party members to die if they are not with you, or hate you and leave if you make certain choices, so they are all things to keep under consideration. I micro-managed everything and played in the most zoomed out view to have the best view of the battlefield. I also forced v-sync on under nvidia settings otherwise it was terrible in cutscenes.
My party was mostly:
Me - dual-wielding thief
Though I tried most other characters for at least a little while. As mentioned earlier, mages kick serious multiple adversary ass. The fights can be made less repetitive by facing varied enemies, by getting new skills and weapons, and by changing who is in your party. I didn't find things too repetitive. Also, with the right skills, you can talk people out of fights if you want.