I finished the game by using only 2 spells. The demon spawn spell (can't remember the name) and fireball/fireflash/whatevername... With high cons and wisdom, the demon made the game too easy. Killed the final boss with only 3 demons while i sat back and watched the show.
Heh, oddly enough I NEVER chose to be a mage character in Arcanum. I never felt like I was missing much on the magic side. I always either chose to be melee/thief or gun-user/techie, those just seemed the most fun paths for me. Besides, the idea of building equipment, getting schematics, and ingredients, was just alot more interesting (and with thief skills, quite easy to do too), than getting such a sparse list of spells and too many schools of magic to bother with. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Although I will say Arcanum can be a little easy at times. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
It's been awhile since I played it, I still have it installed, maybe I'll start a new game sometime and try the mage's path this time around. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />