I just finished this game so I'll add my two cents. Before I get to the bad, I liked the game play and the boss critters were certainly challenging. I thought that Reinhalt's area attack spells might have been a little too good (I slept through most non-boss encounters once I had those spells powered up). Storyline was enjoyable and the four members of your group had good personality.
I agree that the camera needed work. I have a gaming rig and at max graphic settings, this game looks terrific. However, the camera angle doesn't allow you to see enough of the world to really appreciate the detail. That was pretty disconcerting when I wanted to check out a mountain vista.
They have a companion affection scale pulled right out of Mass Effect and Dragon Age. However, in those games the affection matters. You get additional dialogue, quests, and even romance options depending on your affection. In this game, you get a very low stat bonus (+1 to +5 to one stat) and I was not able to max out the score until about 30 minutes before the boss. Getting more goodies out of this mechanic would have gone a long way.
Finally, the ending was a little bleh. It wrapped up the story nicely but it is a group of still, black and white images with a voice narrating. The Fable series does this as well and it bothers me just as much there. When I sink time into an rpg, I'd like the ending to at least have a few minutes of CG or animation. That's a personal preference though and might not bother some people at all.
As a final summary, the game took me about 15 hours to beat. While I thought it was worth buying in general, the $60 price tag was a little high in my opinion. You can obviously replay the game with the other 3 main characters but I did not find the story appealing enough to warrant it so in hindsight I'd give the price some time to come down.
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