Having just completed this game now (clocking in over 100+ hours to do so) I was left still wanting more from this fantastic title.
Bioware's first venture on to the PS3 has been a very welcomed one. While there isn't a shortage of RPG's based in the fantasy realm none really made me feel engrossed in it until now.
The characters you work along with are a real mixed bag of people, ranging from a power driven witch to a religious believing lady who loves violence. As you can see you will get a real mixed bag of people to saddle up with.
The gameplay is great and very tactical, however the console version of this game comes up short as you are only limited to 6 shortcuts to spells which really slowed and made the fighting rather tedious in some places. If you wished to use a different spell or perk you would have to resort to pausing the game and then selecting it from a a round table. If you have played Mass Effect on the Xbox 360 then it's very similar here.
Another thing to pull this game down from being a 5 star is the mass amouts of loading. You will need to wait around 2-3 minutes to login to play the game a further minute to load up your save file and then if you walk in to a hut or a different zone another loading screen will welcome you. It never really bothered me to begin with but after a while you cant help but sigh when that loading screen pops up again.
The majoirty of the missions were very well laid out and a lot of exploration was needed to cover them, the main storyline quests were a particular highlight where in some places had me really torn on what outcome I would of liked.
Overall this game crams in a tonne of gameplay for you to enjoy but sadly this game was built for the PC in mind which is why I cannot give this game the top marks as you have to always resort to messing about in menus for some spells which really yanks you out of the flow of gameplay.
However, this game is a top notch RPG and with plenty of DLC now and in the future you can bet there will be even more action and adventure in the fields of Ferelden!