Finished The Witcher 2 which is a great RPG game if you havent played it...then do it.
Just got into Dragon Dogma and I must say used to playing MMO's this is a good change of pace. The only online capabilities it offers are add on packets ex: DLC's, Gear, etc and the pawn system.
Pawn System (Taken From Wik)
One of the game's main innovations is the "pawn" system. While the player's party is exploring the world, the three party members who accompany the main character will be controlled by artificial intelligence, but the player can issue orders like "Go", "Help" and "Come to them". One of the party members is a non-playable character (NPC) and belongs to the main character's world. The other two party members are NPCs borrowed from other players by connecting online, but the game will not require an internet connection. However, the player can only borrow the NPCs from other players, not their main character. The party members, referred to as pawns, will talk, seek the main character's help, and provide information about enemies. The player will need to work on strengthening the main character and the party members. The pawns are vocal, yelling out useful hints and strategies, which are often vitally important to surviving tough boss encounters and dungeons, which is seen as an evolution of the message-leaving system in Dark Souls. The pawn system will also feature social networking features.