I've heard that many people had problems with this module. I will say that the 4? times I ran it EVERY SINGLE TIME I prefaced it with, this is more Metal Gear Solid less Call of Duty. Once I had the players framed in to that they seemed to sing, if you try to fight everything you will die horribly. I love it, its sneaky, tricky, and pays off in spades if you don't just try to kill everything (helps DM fatigue with some of the hack and slash modules out there!)
Yes the CORE modules are light in magic items.... but its TIER 1 they come later for sure. But yeah its a super fun and different module to run, every time I ran it my players did it a different way.
[5 of 5 Stars!]