The interview with CD Projekt's CEO today got me thinking about the games again. Put simply, should I play them? Is the first a prerequisite for the second? Basically, I've heard good things on and off for a while but for whatever reason I haven't taken the plunge.
Some games I've liked that may or may not help in answering my question: Deus Ex 1-3, Fallout 2 (got 2/3 of the way through 3 and then somehow lost interest), Arcanum, Mass Effect 1-3, Knights of the Old Republic 1-2, Dragon Age: Origins (though I was ready for it to be over by the end).