Iffen it don't have pirates, I ain't interested!
But seriously, I haven't given much thought to buying either of the games. Firstly, I am in no way interested in anything related to the console/computer game. Didn't want to buy it even if some PC gamers are frothing about it, I know I will hate it like I have hated 90 % of all so-called computer RPGs. And consequently, I am pretty suspicious about a p&p RPG based on such a computer game. But that's just me.
As to the SIFRP thingy, I am not familiar with it, it's based on a series of novels, right? Maybe I should read one or two first? I guess they must be good to warrant a whole RPG product line, and not just popular?
I would hazard a guess that the Dragon Age might be popular at least in the short term, simply because it get more publicity through the video game. It seems to be the tactic many RPG companies have adopted, to lure video gamers into real RPGs. That's a good thing too. I am not at all sure how popular SIFRP novels are, reading in general seems to be down but at the same time fantasy novels seem to do better due to the HP phenomenon?
So, I am not the ideal target customer for either game, I guess. But I do by GR products regular. The thing is, our group has around 30 different games which we play on and off, so to get enthusiastic of something new, it would have to be pretty special. But that's the trouble with old RPG gits, isn't it?