I managed to pick up Deus Ex: Human Revolution for £8 ($15) and have been giving that a go. Its got a great story and everything but the combat and cover system is just batshit crazy!!
Its funny! I agree with everything you just said about it having a good story but for some reason I could not get into Dues Ex: Human Revolution. You would think it would be something I would be able to sink my teeth into because of the story and the visual style. Instead, its one of those games I have to be in the mood to play.
Anyways, I just pulled out Tales of Vesperia. I like the animation but so far I am sucking at this game.
You forget that this isn't just some brutal sport where everyones out to kill each other. Its much more like a game of physical chess.-looney liam