I finally finished the story a couple weeks ago... hit triple digits on hours played and enjoyed every second of it. So did the kids who just wanted to ride the horses and horse like creatures, and just wanted to explore.
Even though they got totally destroyed by dragons most of the time (I lead them to the good stuff), just helping them was a proud moment.
Movies and phone/tablet games simply do not create such grand scale experiences. Crank up the volume and long live consoles!
I hate to say this but bring on the DAI DLC, just name the price - sold! Wanted it yesterday.