I like it, but there needs to be an easier way of getting your health and MP back if the combat is going to be throwing bleed and poison at me from every enemy that you have. Especially if I'm level one and have no real stats. (Maybe make them drop items that are worth a bit more so one can actually revive companions, too?)
Also, when going through a door that was previously blocked by a monster, it would be nice to not have to fight them again when exiting the room the door lead too.
(As an aside, I'd like to be able to play a dyke. I doubt you'll have the time for it, but it would be nice to have the option.)