I just played Wild Arms 3 and I absolutely loved it. I liked everything: the western theme, the characters, the story, the battles and the puzzles. Well, except groping around on the world map blindly which was annoying. But at least there was so much stuff to find. I actually liked it more than the first game which I played years ago.
Right now, I'm playing Wild Arms 5 (the French PAL, I was so relieved when I found out you can change the game text to English
). The characters are fairly stereotypical for RPGs, but I'm enjoying it overall. I'm really annoyed with the world map, though. It looks pretty, but I get lost all the time. Sometimes I walk past one village five times even though the map tells me I should be right there. Maybe I just have a really bad sense of direction.
But this has to be the first RPG ever where the whole world watches your heroic deeds on reality show TV. That was a nice touch.