I loved Dragon Age: Origins. What happened? It is quite obvious that Electronic Arts did see a possible franchise evolving and the possibility to exploit it. What happened? They pushed out a game with a simple boring story, reused environments and uninteresting repetitive gameplay.
I did manage to complete this game, even though I was on the verge of giving in several times. I like to complete games, but when the games are bad, it demands a whole lot of discipline.