The definition of a mediocre RPG
Sword Coast Legends was released in 2015. Developed by n-Space and published by Digital Extremes, it set out to create an experience similar to Neverwinter Nights - a D&D video game that allows custom campaigns led by a dungeon master, a human mind, there to breathe life into every aspect of your unfolding tale . . . They even had the veteran D&D game composer Inon Zur to create a soundtrack for the game.
Anyway, the task proved to be a tad too much for the developer. The DM tools weren't as powerful as in NWN and the game in general was lacking. N-Space closed down in 2016 and Sword Coast Legends was pulled off the Steam store at the end of 2017 due to the game's license expiring. I had had it on my wishlist since its release and the final sale pushed me to buy it.
The implementation of the D&D leaves a lot to be desired too. Now, I'm not familiar with the 5th edition rules but I am fairly certain it doesn't do realtime cooldown abilities and have Diablo II -like skill trees. It's impossible to say if the system was the original goal or did the development drift to it after a more accurate implementation of the rules proved too hard to accomplish.
However, I quite enjoyed the skill and combat system. You hardly need to use the active pause for micromanagement outside difficult boss fights. AI-controlled party members handle themselves adequately. Only the casting of AoE spells cause trouble to them as abilities like Fireball didn't seem to get used at all.
Having a paladin main character and thus a considerable strength score also allowed me to be less affected by an annoying design flaw which probably stems from multiplayer focus: the party's carrying capacity is determined solely by your main character's strength. Thus when playing a class to whom strength isn't important, you'll end up overburdened very easily and have to return to town to sell all the loot before been finished with a dungeon. It's such a tiny yet annoying thing that would've been easy to fix in one of the patches Sword Coast Legends received after launch.