The first Dragon Age, is really a strategy RPG. While playing the game, you kind of have to pause and give orders to your team (unless you play on casual). Dragon Age 2, lightly follows the same path, but is a lot more fast paced, and can easily be played as an action RPG. The story for both is REALLY good, and I highly recommend at least giving them a try. Any RPG fan should. You will be talking to people a lot, though. There's a lot of story and character in the game. If you're familiar with games like KOTOR, you'll understand what I mean.
You see, it's not just Black Ops. It's Call of Duty altogether. The CoD franchise offers nothing new to the shooter genre. Most gamers are going to need a little more than just another COD sequel. Look at games like Crysis 2. You have the typical stuff you would expect to see in a shooter, and then you have the nano suit. Which offers a lot of diversity in how you play the game. The COD franchise isn't bad, but it is highly overrated.