this is literally the best game i have ever played. you need to put this game and assassin's creed 2 on your list emediately. you start out the game making your hero. you choose male or female first, which doesn't affect anything but your looks. then you choose if you want to be a warrior, mage, or rogue. this will affect what skills and techniques you can learn throughout the game. then a backround for the character. you play through a special beggining specific to your character, then embark on your campaign. you must gather a squad to travel around the world to build an army. you must stop the darkspawn, basically an army of orces and such that want to kill everyone. you have to muster the power of all the good creatures and fight them back. changing squads and tons of battles, along with hundreds of different types of quests keep you on your toes. collectable armor and weapons make you actually want to search bodies and save money. if you do just some of the side missions off the main plt this game will keep you entertained for dozens of hours. i am not even half way done and i have invested 20 hours. but this isn't a game that just drags on, your going to wish it never ends. i give this game a ten out of ten for exellant graphics, intense gameplay, and exellant plot.
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!