Thanks, yeah, it did suck and I was pretty frustrated. The game only has 3 chapter I think and I was doing all side quests so I was about 10 hours in I believe. Maybe someday it will be fresh enough to restart or they will fix it.
Monsta, totally agree with your two points. I really don't know what it was really about besides the kingslayer stuff. The lack of fast travel is a pain, especially with a map that is less than ideal.
Infamy, love your sig. Our girl is just turning one.
I guess it is pretty dumb of me to usually just keep one save but I've been okay for a bunch of other RPGs. I guess it was bound to come back to haunt me someday.
Matrix, I wouldn't say it is enough to not get the game so long as you are aware of this issue. Keep lots of saves, be prepared to do the awkward sheathing of your weapon in towns, and make sure to try to pay the fine before advancing on quests. It's still unacceptable but at least you can avoid it of you know about it beforehand. Sadly, I did not.