Ood Sigma wrote:
Of the suggestions, Tales of Vesperia and Blue Dragon looked to be the most up my alley. It's sad that there are so few really great traditional RPGs in this generation. Maybe I should bust out my PS2 and find some good classics.
There are great JRPGs this generation, but they moved to portables. Console gaming in Japan is somewhat dying while the DS, 3DS, and PSP are selling like crack, so those systems are getting all the great Japanese games.
But yeah, if you want some great console JRPGs you're going to have to pick up either a PS2 or SNES. The PS3 has a few decent games, but nothing compared to either of those systems.