I bought this game when it was full price and have to say it is the best RPG I've played to date. At the sale price Play.com are selling this game at they are virtually giving it away.
Whilst this game doesn't employ a completely open world system such as games like Oblivion, the world you explore via a map system is fairly large indeed & the animation, voice acting & music is very good. The difficulty setting at normal is quite challenging and if this is too difficult there is an easier option and also 2 more difficult settings.
As with many RPGs you can select to play as a male/female rogue, warrior or mage and can select one of 6 different classes, each with thier own differing starting story which offers good replay value.
What sets this game apart from other RPGs is the character voice acting and interaction system. Your actions and the way you converse with your allies throughout the game can affect their feelings towards you making them respect/like you which increases their skills or can lead them to dislike you or even betray you. You also have the option of buying and giving items to your allies to increase their approval rating. Their is even the option of romance with certain characters.
There are quite a lot of side quests to complete in addition to the main story so in total you can rack up at least 80 hours of playtime as one character alone. Additionally their is a number of downloadable content which you can purchase from Playstation Store available to increase gameplay, the most recent being the Dragon Age Awakening.
A word of advice, if you haven't got your PS3 linked to the internet I would recomend it, as the recent PS3 firmware patch 3.30 did cause major freezing issues with this particular game which can be fixed by game update 1.02. I haven't had any problems with latest firmware update 3.40.
If your still reading this review I can't sing enough praise for this game and would recomend it to any RPG fans.