Official Reviews have been severely plugged and do not represent the game truely. This game is nothing new like they have stated. The combat plays like an extremely simplified MMO.
During this game you will essentially be going from A to B and selecting 1 of 3 dialogue options. The combat is messy because all the animations move too fast. Every "Character" and "monster" is portrayed as some sort of action super hero. This means, when you get to a dragon it suddenly becomes less epic because everything before you was "also" epic.
The story for the first part is nothing exciting. No grand quest or epic adventure to embark upon
The character creation / customization is more limiting that Dragon Age 1. For example, Mages can only use staves now. Rogues can't use a shield etc... Plenty of abilities have been removed to make this game easier for the console gamer.
The game also feels like it has tried to cut corners everywhere. For example, items do not even have their own image icon. Every item appears the same in your inventory.
The dialogue is still "Vague". You do not really know what you are saying. However, they have increased the amount of dialogue options for all characters. Play this game twice or reload an old saved game and you'll see even small variations in the way people speak after selecting a different dialogue option.
I can't stop you from buying this game but please, when playing, considering what it is you are actually enjoying.