You'll have to let me know how you like the 7th dragon game.
So after approx. 15 hours of playing 7th Dragon I can safely say that it is one of those hidden gems.
Story and Setting
are, in true Japanese fashion, a bit over-the-top. Within the first hours you visit a Matrix-like world, prevent a dragon invasion in a modern Tokyo setting and travel to Atlantis over 1000 years in the past. I wouldn´t buy the game for its story but at least it is creative.
, I would say it comes close to the Etrian Odyssey games. You create a party of several heroes and explore dungeons filled with monsters, traps and treasure, just from a third-person perspective. There is less focus on the slow-paced exploration part because of the super-comfortable automap features. And 7th Dragon is waaay more forgiving as you can retry any lost battle instead of being punished with a Game Over screen.
The truly amazing thing about this game are the character class designs and how they behave in the turn-based combat. With all unlocks, there are 8 classes to choose for your characters. And they all have unique playstyles and different mechanics to offer. Which are incredibly satisfying once you mastered them. But I would rather recommend the game to veterans of turn-based RPGs. To appreciate the depth of the character classes, you need a bit of an experience in the field of turn-based RPGs. Simpler games can be found in the Pokemon or Final Fantasy series.