I loved The Witcher, but with Dragon Age, you can pause the action and start commanding your party what to do. Star Wars KOTOR was like that as well.
So, I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for rather than a button masher, but even the Witcher wasn't necessarily a button masher. You had to time your attacks just right to get effective combos going. On the harder level, you had to watch for when your weapon turned yellow or something and that's when you would stack on another combo move. If you didn't time it right, then the combo would reset and you won't do as much damage.