Something similar happent to me with Darkmere. Ive never got fully on RPG, they usually seems attractive to me, but when came with potion with several colours and strange old and magical objects.. well, I got embarassed.
But with Darkmere Ive got hooked. It was like a cross of LastNinja with David Jones games for Mastertronic on the Spectrum ( Finders Keepers, Spellbound, KnightTyme and Stormbringer )
good stuff and pretty graphics too.