This game is brilliant to say the least. A absoloute must have for ALL RPG fans. I have done this game twice already and want to do it a third.
Not many games have ever trapped me like this in a storyline before. Few to say the least.
You can start the game with one of many character styles. Human, dwarve, elf. Then choose your class like Warrior, Mage, Rogue. Then choose your specialisation and the way you choose to start your character also depends on what ending you will get, as this ending is a multiending game.
You then start the storyling with your origin story which is based on how you chose to set you're character up.
You also have the option to modify your characters appearance -- Their eyes the shape of their face. Their Hairstyle even their voice tone and the way they speak.
The game however on xbox 360 is not that good graphically, it appears very chunky in areas and doesnt flow as well as hoped it would. It has no CGI either but the gameplay and storyline will get you too engrossed to even care about that.
The controls and relatively simple. Although it will take time to get used to the shortcuts you can use but they are fairly easy to learn.
The gameplay can be challenging, depending on the difficulty setting you put it on not to mention what you chose your character to be. For instance, if your used to fighting with magic. If you wanted a different ending it might appear harder if you try your hand at being a warrior. At first I played this game as a mage and found it fairly difficult even though you get some incredibly powerful spells. As a warrior however which I'm not used to playing, i found it a little easier but not too much. You can also change the difficulty setting while playing through the game if you find a section too difficult.
You can also have romances within the game which make it rather interesting and again this effects what ending you will get. Along with various other skills and talents you pick up during your story.
There are lot of little side quests within the game also to help you along. Which give you more experience and items that make it easier playing for you.
All in all to summarise, a very very good game which apparently I can't stop playing.
If you do however want to get the most out of this game then I woiuld reccomend you buy the stragedy guide Dragon Age: Origins: Official Game Guide: Prima's Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)Dragon Age: Origins Collectors Edition Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)
If however you want to wing it and just enjoy the game as I have done then play on. I would definately reccomend this to a friend.