My first thought on this game was there is way to much talking I got a little bored at first, but as I got futher into the game the story started to pick up a bit. The gameplay is good it plays just like the old KOTOR games if you've played those you'll be familiar with this games style. I am about 40 hours into the game and it has me wanting more so I am pleased with that it can be rough at times which is good, it's challenging which I enjoy, and most of the time it has an auto save feature that is nice but not always dependable I have lost hours of work so be sure to save frequently.
This game would get a lot higher score from me but there are quite a few glitches I know the Bioware fans will disagree with me and I am not knocking the game itself but sometimes you'll be in a battle and see a lot of rubberbanding or cutscense that go silent the mouths are moving just no words comming out, and it happens way to often, lets face it the graphics are ok but not great this kinda stuff should have been taking care of before launch, it's not really bad enough to toally ruin the experience of the game, but it's very noticable and annoying worst I have seen on the PS3 to be honest.
All and all though even with the glitches I would recomend this game if you enjoy a good story driven RPG, not sure it is game of the year material but it's worth playing and the downloadable content is nice. Plus it has good solid replay value in going off into a different story path with new characters and such seeing how things could have been different will be interesting.
it's a game meant for those who love story telling titles. The story is deep complex and interesting for each class or race you choose. Also each choice you make can change how others react to you. However that's where it ends in all it's glory. It's dull in combat click "x" leave it alone push a skill button here and there and win; yes played on a higher difficultly level just means you have to pay attention to what you're killing, but that's it. It's hack-N-Slash style like Champions of Norrath with very deep story and companions that's it.
The deep story bored me so much i just said anything to get through the long dialog to try and play. You spend more time reading and picking a response then you do in combat.
If you want a game rich in detail to all aspects choose Oblivion. Simply a great game you can talk and change your experience throughout the game. Sadly it doesn't compare to the story that Dragon Age Origin offers for each race and sub-class you choose that's it.
Final verdict; if you want high action with less talk Oblivion is the better choice; story that replayability is high for sheer understanding all angles of the game Dragon Age wins. Story versus action is the choice, sadly neither game comes with online which is the main reason this game has a low score for me. Four playable characters in a party and zero option for online play? Doesn't make sense in my book especially when next-gene games are about online features over single player ones because if i want great story with solo play the final fantasy series will win every time. No online support, other then lame trophies mean this is a rent only game.