Time To Get Back To Normal

Okay, let’s get back to normal with an episode of Name That Game!

I really wanted to like this game. It was a first-person fantasy RPG at a time when there weren’t that many of them and it was billed as the spiritual successor to a defunct line of famous first-person RPGs. But I couldn’t like it because the control scheme was awful and unfixable.

Name and developer, please! Bonus points if you can tell me what RPG series this game was supposed to be the followup to.