I've read really great things about Dragon Age: Origins. And despite originally saying I won't get it, it looks like I most likely will when the price drops or I see it on sale. Why did I not want to get it to start with? Because it looked like another Tolkein High Fantasy clone game which is just about the most boring fantasy setting I can think of right now. It turns out that this early assessment isn't completely false, since most of the reviewers seem to be mention this negative aspect of the game.
Which brings me to my next few thoughts. I was talking to one of my friends today. We are both big fans of Steampunk (and other genres where archaic technology is allowed to run wild with over-the-top inefficiencies) and we started to wonder, why has no Western developer jumped at the chance to make an RPG in the vein of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3, etc. based on a H.G. Welles or Jules Verne styled universe? Even a game like Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura updated for the new generation of consoles would really stand out in the sea of Tolkein and Mad Maxx clones if done properly. What do you all think of this?
Edit: I bungled the original posting of this trying to tag games not in our database, so I had to edit to finish.