There´s one title that bugs me: Skies of arcadia, how does it stand as one of the best rpg of the last decade?
How does it not!? ;)
It's got some great gameplay with some top-notch ideas, fun (if cliche) characters, funky spell/spirit system in battle, airship fights, huge world to explore, lots of secrets to discover, pretty good story (though again, a bit cliche), and a whole lot of charm. Plus, personally, I just found it really fun to play.