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.
I'm looking for a new RPG, I tried the demo of that and I cannot get beyond the art style/voice acting. It's way too "anime" for me, I really dislike that anime/cartoon stuff.
It's very difficult to find a classic style RPG without that kind of art style these days. I'm struggling. There's a new RPG that plays really well I hear and has a good story called Ni No Kuni, but I cannot get beyond the awful anime art style to play it.