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Everything you want in a very good RPG game. Amazing story, great characters and voice acting... lots of things to explore and learn about in the game world, which makes up the meat of the game in my opinion. If you are the type to skip all the dialogue and forget about all the codex entries, it might not be for you, because outside of that, the game only becomes a decent RPG at best.
I've still yet to play 2, which is why I'm reviewing this now instead of after, so I can't compare the clearly better, newer game to the older one (we're all guilty of this). I'd say the graphics can be a bit inconsistent... sometimes it feel like you've time traveled back to 2002, and sometimes the graphics are absolutely stunning.
The combat is fluent and works well once you get used to it, but it does get a bit boring after a while. I'm hoping the 2nd game in the series expanded upon the combat just a little bit to add some flare. Overall one of the best RPGs in its class (2008) and WOW, $10