I'm guessing the people who say C didn't play the slew of JRPGs that came out after 2001?
FFX was all right. FFXII was good but it had flaws, mainly Vaan, seriously why was he considered the main character, why?
Star Ocean 3 was an impulse buy for me during an after Christmas sale. I want an HD version of that game post haste. That game was so much fun and it was very good. I played Persona 3 and 4 for the first time earlier this year, and both of them are great. FFX wasn't the best JRPG of it's generation, let alone the last great JRPG.
For the most part though RPGs, Western or Japanese haven't been as good this generation. With a few exceptions though. I hope the next generation have more RPGs.
Wild Arms 5 started off promising but so many damn issues got in the way... the spike in encounter rate, the lack of coordinates on the world map, an insane villain that was stupid as hell... the Anniversary artbook is the only reason I have it around.
The encounter rate wasn't so bad once you beat the Sol Nigers. On the world map, once you get the monowheel thing, you don't have to worry about them on the map again, where they were the most annoying. And the coordinates never bothered me really. I was OK with FAQs for places I needed to find.
I agree the villain, as well as the rest of the characters, and the story, wasn't that great. But I loved WA5 for the fun battle system, the great soundtrack, and the big to-scale (mostly) world with tons of secrets.
Wish they made a WA6 in the vein of 5. Just improve the characters and story. Oh, and rehire the composers from 5.