I haven't actually sat and played a video game in years. I want to get this, but I have arachnophobia which was a pretty big problem when I played Oblivion. Does this game have spiders in it? If so, are they realistic looking?
I mean....there's spiders in one or two portions of the game, especially in this one part that's part of the main story....and it'll take you a good 15-30 minutes to get through it all. After that, you really don't see them around.
Someone remind me where the spiders were in Oblivion... I'm having trouble remembering any.
Anyway, the fact that you don't play Dragon Age in first person would help. Just zoom all the way out when you come up against spiders (there's a batch for an optional quest in the first town, a collection of them in a random encounter, a single lair in one story mission, and they're one of the two enemy types for a dungeon in one of the other story missions). All in all, they're very rare.