This is the best Rpg game i played in a long time and that saying alot.Take into account all the rpg games that has been thrown our way threw the years including final fanblow lol and silent hill. Also this game delivers not stop gameplay and actions making you think of every decision b4 making it.If you make the right choices then your fine,if you don't sometimes it can come to bite ya in the rear end.Overall it the best game i played in awhile.
I've seen reviews that complain how the fighting style of this game is similar to MMOs, and while that's true, I think it's great. I'm sure I can't be the only person that found themselves wanting to explore warcraft and such on their own but her hindered by lack of wanting a group. Dragon Age lets you do that, since you control your entire group.
This is honestly the most fun I've ever had with a western RPG (usually I mainly play J-RPGs), the characters are wonderful and even though I'm playing on casual mode to better enjoy the story, there have still been a few challenging moments so far. For example, I just fought my first BIG dragon and even on casual mode it took quite awhile and a few revives before I was done.
I don't find much use for the poison and trap crafting, but the potion creating is a great money saver. I agree that it's a bit irritating that we can't walk through puddles and such and I've noticed a few broken bits of dialogue here and there, but in general I have very few complaints. I'm playing the PS3 version and I can see how the controls would start out confusing, but after a couple of hours it seems normal/easy.
Really, one of my favorite games and one that I'll be playing for quite awhile so I can see how the different races/backs tories interact with the world, and to make different decisions of my own at influential moments.