White Knight Chronicles 2
Completely customizable characters from armor to weapon and fighting styles. Huge maps, terrific multiplayer (Sony already shut it down though since no one played it), tons of side-quest and very traditional story-telling and characters.
The Last Remnant
Easily one of the most exciting turn-based strategy game ever made.
Because games like these flopped in sales and scores while mediocrity like FF13 sells 7-8 millions it's why JRPG games on consoles suck so bad.