As another reviewer said, this game is a massive let down. There are huge holes in the story (Flemeth is there why, exactly?) that just scream DLC. After the epic nature of Dragon Age the setting is restrictive and repetitive, and it doesn't seem to matter what you do or want to do as the story forces you to take particular quests and actions whether or not you want to.
I use the word story loosely - the game has no plot or goal. It just seems to be a series of quests designed to earn enough money to get a big house in the shiny part of town. It is, like my title says, The Sims with swords.
I won't be buying the next one unless I see it really, really cheap.