Gameplay was actually pretty good, but the demo itself had some...problems.
"To all visitors from Transylvania looking for the head of Voivode Dracula: Yes, we have it. Yes, he's dead. No, you cannot see it. No, he will not return and invade you again. It has been over thirty years, please stop pestering us."
I've started finding this game to look pretty interesting with what I've looked at/read so far. The worst thing that an RPG combining both Action RPG elements and open-world RPG elements can have is a lack of polish on both ends. I haven't played the demo yet, so until then I can only really read others' feedback. Between this and the other upcoming RPG I find interesting, Dragon's Dogma, if either one ends up being half as good as Demon's/Dark Souls, I'll probably be satisfied. Thankfully, there's a three month gap between this game and Dragon's Dogma, so I shouldn't have to worry too much about having to choose based on a matter of money at the given time.
I didn't get any gameplay-killing bugs, but partway through the opening act, this pretty horrific audio glitch came up that muted most sounds, and even casued NPC-dialogue to skip in-game and go right to the choice responses. It was annoying, but I knew well-enough what it was I had to do, and it was pretty much the only bug I ran into. I'll give the game/demo the benefit of the doubt since I heard that the developers were supposedley forced to release this at the time they did.
That, and given the pretty solid reviews it has so far, the highest being a nine and overall average being in the 8-ish range, I'm pretty confident that even if the final game has something wrong, it's nothing that can't be patched. I'll have to give the demo a second go-through just to see if the problem returns, but I think I might have an idea of what caused it though--be it a couple of unintentional sequence-breaks or skipping too much. I'll be picking it up sooner or later, but probably not as soon as I'd hoped.
I played the demo fives times all the way through. I never got that glitch. The only one I got was when the landscape stretched in places and became opaque as you walked through it. But like I said, it only lasted as long as I stayed in that area, and it never came above his legs.