Dragon Age is a wonderfully perplexing game. It's easy to sit back and declare it the single best role playing game ever constructed. In a lot of ways it is exactly that. It's also easy to focus on the ways it could have been better and conclude it's a disappointment. There's really no single element in this game that is truly innovative or original. There's nothing here that you, if you've been around long enough, haven't seen before. There are longstanding and outdated tropes of the fantasy genre that are sure to grate on players, especially those who don't live and breathe the traditional PC RPG. Yet at the same time, there has never been anything quite like this wonderful game.