Now where is my two ton blade? ANSWER ME!!!
Like the Baldur's Gate combat system, Dragon Age will feature real-time combat with a pause feature to let you get more tactical with your choices. The game also features full motion-captured animation, giving the characters some very realistic looking moves during combat.
Although they weren't saying much about the multiplayer side of the game today, Ray did tell us to expect all the level of community and multiplayer support that we saw with Neverwinter Nights. You can expect a separate multiplayer campaign with a similar story, but no cutscenes to slow down the action. They did say that they were coming up with some other “creative ideas” to keep the multiplayer campaign flowing and to allow the story to play out, but they weren't giving details at this point.