39. Xenoblade Chronicles (NR)
This game was in many ways like a light in the darkness for me when it came to JRPGs in recent years. The giant number of quests to explore and the character relationship map provided a world of possibilities. The world this game takes place in has stunningly large areas but is still easy to move around and areas are memorable enough to return to. The combat system gives each character their own special playstyle and you could play it in so many different ways with a fresh feel. The story is exactly the kind of fantasy plot I can really dig into and get lost in and has plenty of mysteries to discover.
Primarily an RPG player but have interest in any game that will make me think.