Bought it and started playing it today.
While I'm still struggling to understand all the mechanics (as well as what to upgrade when, what to buy as provisions etc.), it is a pretty sick game so far. Just finished the first dungeon.
Yeah it's a rough go when you first start out. I'm finding myself at a wall at the moment with two of my guys level 3 and they wont do low level stuff, but I cant bring two other guys with me to do lvl3+ stuff because they just get destroyed. I can kinda get through a medium map without too much hassle but events can and do snowball into failures of devastating (and expensive) proportions. So now I'm stuck grinding 'easy' maps with buggerall reward. The caretaker taking up spots this early in the game is just bullshit, I might add.
The lack of map variety at the moment isn't helping either. Explore 90% or kill all encounter rooms. yawn.
For provisions, I usually take a full stack of torches, 10-15 food and a couple of those white vial looking things. (They clear debuffs). Then, depending on which map you are doing- bandages for bleed or anti-toxin vials for plague. Or both.
I don't understand food usage though, I'll enter a new room and the dialogue pops up saying party is hungry, eat or dont eat. I'll eat. Then the very next room it pops up again? Other times I can do an entire medium length map (10+ rooms) and never see the hunger thing popup.