Let's just compare what you know about the context and your character in comparison to what other highly rated games did :
Baldurs Gate 2 : you get all the context to understand your character story (not personality, as you can be whoever you want and feel as free as ever) within 3 minutes of perfectly described context and lore exposure. Plus, it sets the tone perfectly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnC_EjbE2ks
Icewind Dale (1 and 2) : you get exposure, lore, and purpose. Everything in a few minutes. You already know you're going to have an epic adventure, and you're going to change the world around you (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHsrMkanL_o
Mass effect : you can choose some backstory and get some context as soon as you start. You're already feeling as Shepard and more importantly as YOUR Shepard just seconds after starting the game (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyC5lbzZcG4
Could say the same about Dragon Age or such games too. We must get more context about what's going on in the world around us and how we fit in it.