Well, Xenoblade is by your favorite game producers, and I would argue that it's far better and less flawed than Xenogears or Xenosaga. There's Nier, possibly the darkest, most depressing game ever made (makes Xenogears look like fluffy bunnies), Final Fantasy XIII-2 is amazing, and quite dark for a Final Fantasy. As someone said, Lost Odyssey. And that doesn't include western games or handhelds. This generation really hasn't been that bad at all.