Here's my quick takes on two games you were possibly looking into...
I enjoyed Ys: Memories of Celceta. Lengthy but enjoyable adventure to explore in the game. Gameplay is pretty simple but fun to play throughout. Lots of content to dig though (items/weapons/accessories, side quests, seeking memories). Graphics look a bit poor (being a PSP port I think) and the game does suffer through slowdown when you're battling tons of enemies at once.
I'm currently going through Demon Gaze and I would only suggest this game if you're a big dungeon crawler fan. The game is pretty unforgiving with random encounters, tons of common enemies to fight at times, boss fights, and constantly paying rent return back to the inn. There's also a few very creepy fan service scenes in as well.
Hope this helps a bit.