okay so i know i made this a long time ago, but after playing through this, i stopped using my xbox for 4 or 5 months. Now i have mass effect and am also replaying this. For those who have not played, here's a review (xbox version -- i don't know if the ps3 or pc versions are any different, but i immagine not)
The ANIMATION and COMBAT system are both really
lacking. While it's acceptible, it isn't good
The programmers need to be fired from bioware for being absolutely sloppy. Little things weren't concerned about at all... For example! When a person is hit by a fire magic spell, they have fire around them. At the end of the mage origin, you fight a fire demon, then wake up in your bed when he dies. You'd think that waking up and starting a conversation with your best friend would kill the fire stuff right? nope. I wake up to a "glad to see youre alright" as i'm burning alive. This just goes to show how annoyingly nitpicky dagnor's job can be
The storyline is very cool and original. There are many different endings to the game (ive only seen one), tons of extra downloadable side-stories/continuations, and they do an all out amazing job with the "pick your own path" aspect of things.
I'm a huge sucker for games like this and WoW (combat classes with tank/damage/healer, in renaissance/medeivalish times) and was able to get past the sloppiness to really enjoy the game, but it's quite a nuisance.