In KotoR 1, you could get Mission or Carth to do all the hacking for you. Therefore, your PC could still charge into battle. I'm very battle-oriented, and still found the experience enjoyable. But, hey, as an earlier poster said, you can't please everybody.
That's what I did. I had Mission do it, as far as I remember, but the hacking spike thingies were still limited, and even people with good hacking used them up. It wasn't a matter of having a having skill of X to be able to hack. It's how many spikes you have. The hacking skill only determined how few you'd need to use.
But anyway, I'm repeating myself. Even if the gameplay was to my liking, I still couldn't get into the characters and story (and to me they are the most important things in an RPG).
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is quite a sci-fi game.
I take most of us know about Metal Gear series, if not, look it up.
This one is different thou. You do not control Snake in it, in fact, he isn't even mentioned in the whole game.
You control a cyborg named Raiden, who appeared in another Metal Gear part, but I forgot which one was it...
Anyway, the game has a pretty solid amount of RPG elements:
- Upgrade-able weapons/armors/stats.
- Usable items during battle (grenades, rocket launchers, hiding boxes - yeah, boxes, good old boxes, yay!, etc).
- Unlockables, collectabes, a bunch of them!
- Battle points (BP) to spend on upgrades/weapons/armors.
It is an action RPG with a very quick gameplay. If you find the first boss hard, which comes pretty soon in the game, you will find the rest kinda frustrating...
All in all, it is not meant to be played by beginners in this genre for sure.
This is my favorite action RPG I played for now, and I must admit that the music in the game played a big part in it. But the quick, reflex demanding battle system is why I like this game the most. No other game I played requires this much precision and quick execution of attacks and defense. Also most enemies require some kind of strategy to beat, especially bosses.
The story of it is solid too. There are some remarks on certain events from previous Metal Gear series, which is cool, well, if you played the previous games, that is.
Anyway, try it out and see if you like it or not.
And there was another sci-fi RPG I played a long time ago. I forgot it's name sadly, thou.
You controlled robots, which you could upgrade between the missions. I might be wrong on this, but this might actually be that XCOM game other people mentioned here.