Tales of Graces f has a whole bunch of content and extras to find in the game. However, don't go in expecting a good story because you won't. But the gameplay is fantastic. I really liked FF XIII and Eternal Sonata but many people disagree.
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I can easily recommend the atelier series. They have JRPG elements but play a bit differently at the same time.
Eternal sonata, star ocean 4 are also good. Tales is fun as well but for some reason I couldn't fully get into graces. Maybe I have played too many tales games.
If you have an xbox definitely get lost odyssey. FF13-2 is much better than 13 in my opinion. Really enjoyed that game a lot even though I didn't think much of 13. Cousin loves 13. Try both but it you hate 13 at least try 13-2 since it has different gameplay mechanics. I loved it.