BioWare introduced classic RPG experiences to gamers with titles including Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect. Dragon Age dwarfs other role-playing games in size and scale, and weaves in mature themes amidst a backdrop of chaos and destruction.
In your in-game codex you keep track of the conversations and over-all plot in the story, with rich details. The general backstory revolves around the Darkspawn threat to the land of Ferelden. Basic "Good vs. Evil" theme is present; Darkspawns threaten the lang of Ferelden and ideas such as Blight and an Arch-demons couldn't be avoided.
Now the Grey Wardens are an ancient order of elves, dwarves and humans, that hunt down Darkspawn wherever they appear, but these brave souls can't unite forces with F
erelden, hence internal turmoil keeps a good alliance to form.
Ferelden has an impressive history, but the storyline of Dragon Age has plot elements that suffer from repetitiveness, quests involving assassination, betrayal or murder.
There are three races to choose from: human, dwarf and elf ; with three base classes : warrior, rogue and mage. Base talents are incorporated as class-specific and other skills your hero may be taught can assure you become as threatening to Darkspawns as Grey Wardens are.
Dragon Age provides a ton of customization, so as your character grows, you can make him develop as a mage, an assassin or a berserker. Either way, it's up to you on what build you choose for the same hero.
Interestingly enough, a different class means a different origin, which affect both the story and how the world views you; origin stories play out in distinctive ways. For example, if you play a mage, you start out in the Mage's Tower and the instructors there will remember you when you pass by later on in the game.
I've noticed certain background elements fading in time, which can become a bother, such as many of Ferelden's citizens were somehow against elves, but this eventually just disappears into obscurity. Sometimes trying to unite the Ferelden's againts the Darkspawns can be a bit difficult, depending on the race you chose, accordingly, in the beginning. Over-all the whole plot of the game would suffer less if these "racist" issues would all be forgotten.