Well I got the game plus two DLC quests for $12 on Amazon this past week.
I love the combat, and apparently having ME3 granted me some awesome starting armor and weapons. Chakrams are awesome!
It feels like any other fantasy RPG. I have this really important main quest to save the world, but let me help all these random people first! The world seems pretty generic with light and dark elves and different types of humans. However, I love the story conceit about fate controlling everything. Having no fate yourself is one of the better explanations about why the player is the only one who can do this saving the world thing.
Is it worthwhile to invest in blacksmithing or alchemy? Will I be able to craft stuff better than what I get as drops?
Do enemies and resources respawn?