Child of Light is Canadian made, but in the style of a JRPG. It's also really, really good.
I don't know if you have a wii, but if you do you need to play xenoblade. I think it's the best rpg of the last generation.
Soul Hunter said:
More like a sequel. FFVIII-2, subtitled: "Where Quistis is so much more heroic than everyone else she could be considered the main character".
(That said, believe it or not UFF is not dead yet, even though it appears so)
About "Tales Of", I've heard many things about it (some bad, mostly good) and have been thinking about starting with the series for a while now. But since I still don't have a Vita, I'm eyeing Tales of Xillia as my entry point and then work my way down.