16. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (2004)
Developer: tri-Crescendo/Monolith Soft
The first game in the Baten Kaitos series was so unlike anything gamers had seen before, it wasn't difficult for it to reel in those new to the role-playing genre and veterans alike. Gorgeous graphics, interesting card-based systems, and a memorable cast made it the success it is today.