In today's turn-based edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Monsieur.Froid admits that his Japanese role-playing game experience is limited to Final Fantasy XII. We cannot let that stand. Help him choose a more definitive JRPG to get him hooked on the genre.
Denizens of Speak Up, I demand an audience! (Editor's Note: No! Well, okay.)
I am in search of a good, nay, GREAT JRPG (Japanese role-playing game) for somebody who never plays JRPGs. I have only ever played Final Fantasy XII, and what kept me going wasn't the story, but simply a desire to know what happened to Balthier by the end of it all.
I don't care if it's zany or mundane, sci-fi or real-world, turn-based or strategy. What is the best JRPG for somebody who never plays JRPGs? Also, if you recommend one, please also give the console that it can be found on.