I loved playing through this game and will likely will replay it several times using different characters to get story perspective from different angle. Overall the story is deep and defiantly for mature audience. My son quickly lot interest however I did not let go of the controller until I beat it. Game has many hours of side content and based on your choices from the very beginning. Some quests, allies, and enemies will be present or absent based on your actions in game, this creates atmosphere of deep storytelling and encourages replay to see another side of things.
This game is clearly positioned to have decent amount of DLC to come out in the future and expand on the loose ends in the story. I will likely use “keep it” feature of GameFly to own this game. Definitely a must for any RPG fan.
I have personally been following the development of this game for a year before its release, let me just say it was well worth the wait. To me this is exactly what an RPG should be, yeah I believe they could have expanded on some areas, like item creation. But overall this is an extremely balanced game. It also remembers what an RPG is all about...the freakin story! I was completely enthralled, counting down the minutes until I got off work so I could find out what happens next. I have just finished the game with about 60 hours of play time. I haven't felt that rewarding of an experience and accomplishment since I completed the 120 hour Tactics Ogre for PS1. This is a must buy for anyone who loves RPGs. Can't wait for the sequel!