Since it was on sale and there was a buy one get one half-off deal I finally picked up two games that I've wanted forever. I got Valkyria Chronicles and Soul Calibur V for $22. Valkyria Chronicles is extremely good, I love the art and gameplay. This game is as good as I thought it would be when it was released, but there was always other stuff in the way. I'm 9 chapters in and it has been tough, but fair. I've only lost one mission (the one with the huge tank with a million guns) and I thought Selvaria as backup was pretty bullshit and unfair, but the rest of it has been great.
That first mission with Selvaria is a bit of a breakpoint. One of the hardest missions in the game. When you're in similar situations later you either have an abundance of cover or an equalizer technique of sorts.
And Darilon, man, hearing you talk about those makes me want to replay DAO again. I beat that game twice back to back in 2011 (plus Awakening once and DA2 once), but more doesn't sound half-bad.
So right now I think I'm in the home stretch of Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis and I will soon be looking for the next thing to play. Right now leaning towards XenoBlade Chronicles.