OK, I read the entire thread, but saw no mention of some of my recent favorites:
Grim Dawn - I am playing this one now. It's an ARPG like Dragon Age, but somehow more approachable for me. I will have another go at DA:O after I beat it.
Mad Max - This game has the Batman fighting style. It can get repetitive in parts, but taking out rolling motorcades while driving is really damn fun. It captures the feel of that most recent Mad Max movie well.
Bioshock Infinite - best story and best ending I have ever seen in a game.
Hate to be a hater, but parts of Witcher III just drove me insane. It's a great game, for sure. I particularly enjoyed the fluidity of the fighting. The game just had to let me do more of that, rather than insist I sit through long, boring scenes. I almost never get invested in the story of a game because the writing, acting, plot, everything is typically bad. What is coming to mind here - and I don not believe this is a spoiler - is the sequence in Witcher III where you have to act in a play and remember your lines. What!? I just want to hack up Drowners with my new sword!