Skyrim is great, but the combat system isn't very good. I went the sneaky route and run around doing massive sneak attack damage with bows [8D]
Amalur is a good game too. A bit on the easy side. The combat is better than Skyrim's but nowhere near as good as BoD's. There are attack chains that you can expand on by unlocking advanced moves with ability points, but with the whole autoaim thing going on, it's a bit button mashy.
You can also combine different weapons to make combos. I haven't tried that yet, as all you really need is the Meteor spell [;)][:D]
A game I haven't seen mentioned here is Risen. I think it's combat system is very good. It takes a bit of practice and timing to master it. I's a couple of years old, so you can get it cheaply on Xbox Marketplace and Steam.
Edit: Risen 2 is coming out this year. Don't know if it's any good yet [:)]