There are many RPG's in the world and some can left behind and forgotten. Radiata Stories is a perfect example of this. This particular RPG was amazing and actually gave you some replay value, which is very seldom the case for RPG's. Please allow me to explain this further.
One of the fabulous things about this game is the sheer fact that when you change your weapons and armor the appearance of your character actually changes. I know several RPG's that show changes in your weapons, but I have seen very few that actually show changes in your armor. For example the main character, Jack Russell, acquires a business suit. When you put on the business suit Jack's hair parts down the middle, he has the suit on and is carrying a briefcase. It is really quite wonderful. That is just one example of this games greatness.
Onto my second example of gaming brilliance. Now this is just a subtle element of the game, but it is one I really quite enjoyed. Now, if you are like me and love to explore the various towns and houses in an RPG, you should really enjoy this. Typically in an RPG if you are able to open drawers and talk to people, the visual is just you opening a drawer or standing in front of someone chatting away, pretty standard stuff. However, in Radiata Stories when you want to look at a bed or something of that sort, you can kick it and that is how you find items. In fact you can kick everything in town if you want, including people, although they usually threaten you if you do so and if you do it enough it could cause a fight, but still it's tremendously fun. I heart kicking!
Last but not least, as I mentioned earlier, the game has replay value. The super basic breakdown of the story is that the humans and nonhumans are constantly fighting. You are in training to become a knight for the humans, so you have developed a lot of friendships there, however, you also have many nonhuman friends. Now it comes to a point where you can choose to follow Ridley the pretty young heroine of our story or stay with the knights and follow there orders. Now by choosing Ridley, you lose your human friends, but you get to follow the nonhuman path and befriend elves and such. If you stay you lose your nonhuman friends, but get better acquainted with the knights and other humans. So, it's great because once you complete one path you can go back and revisit the game and see how the other side of the story plays out.
All in all Radiata Stories is amazing. I know it is random to bring up such an old game, but I rarely ever read about or hear anyone mention it. So, there you go. Enjoy and if you get the chance, I would definitely recommend picking up a copy and trying it out. :) read