Summary: The graphics are good. The story is solid. The fighting is fun. The girls are hot. But overall the game is just too short. It took me 7 months to beat Guild Wars Factions. It took about forty hours to beat this buggy mess. And that's the other thing. This game is so full of bugs. It just crashes mid battle. The DLC's gets lost, along with all of the fine l00t earned. The cutscenes are too numerous and drag on forever.
Summary: The actual game, dragon age origins, is amazing. The combat is very tactical, challenging and able to be approached in many different ways depending on how you want to play the game. The story is awesome and fast paced. It almost feels like a sand-box type game, except you actually care about the missions and have a clear continuing sense of direction. The characters are very memorable and have interesting interactions with one another.