As of late, I find myself replaying some of my favorite RPGs of the last couple years. Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, Skyrim, etc. Obviously replaying an RPG is a huge undertaking and can get to be a bit of a bore; especially if you're like me and you like to do a lot of the side-content on your first playthrough.
I find myself wishing for a good Bioware or Bethesda release lately. I'll just say that upfront, because regardless of how great everyone thinks Skyrim is--which I agree to- playing the lackluster DLC isn't quite giving me that good RPG fix I've been craving. I've looked into that Falskaar mod it seems everyone is raving about, and I'll probably get to playing that eventually, I've just seen my fair share of Skyrim and the way it plays. (100+ hours? Yeah, I'm burnt)
However, I'm just looking for a good bit of advice on what I should play. I like a good story, good characters, and I'm willing to overlook a bit of generic combat for that. Anyone know of any excellent single player RPG's worth picking up at a bargain bin that I may have missed?
Or should I just say screw the consensus and go buy a copy of Dragon Age 2?
Edit: For conversation sake, and to avoid repetition, I'll list off a few I have played. Witcher series, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Borderlands. There are others of course, but these are the big ones I can remember.