I agree with Drayth. An amazing game! If you are into story driven games, this is the one to play. The voice acting is excellent (except for the children), and the main quest will draw you in so much that you'll be tempted to not explore. But you should, as it has some really good side quests. Three you shouldn't miss are: Rhalata (initiated by fighting in the Undercity Arena), From Dust to Gold (initiated during one of your guild quests for the Golden Sickle), Our Mark on This World (initiated by talking to Esme in the Frostcliff tavern).
This game easily sits in my top five of all time. Much better than the game whos engine it uses. I have 4 play throughs under my belt, but I might just start another now that the SE version is coming.