I'm running out of 16 and 32 bit action games to play, eheh, so I've been slowly branching out and started to play other genres. I'm currently enjoying Fire Emblem: Seisen no keifu a lot (roughly half-way through I think); some of the units get overpowered quickly which takes a way much of the tactical ("simulation") aspect away, and the maps are so big it sometimes gets quite tedious just moving about... but compared to the typical JRPG grinding fests, this game is incredibly fun; it packs tons of cool ideas (many of which I believe I have yet to discover; I need to study the manual better), the campaign is epic
in proportion -- and overall it looks and sounds great too!
I'm really looking forward to explore the genre more, and have already purchased some more games that I'm curious to try (Wachenröder, Black/Matrix, and Shining Force III). I pretty much know all the titles availiable for the main 16 and 32 bit systems, by name at least, after watching videos or briefly trying them out in emulators (not counting personal computers), but now I'd like some personal recommendations from trustworthy gamengai people.
I've already cleared Shining Force and Shining Force II long ago (simple, but very charming from what I can remember, especially the sequel) and I've played the first two Langrissers enough to get the gist of them (I need to revisit those, and try to complete them, though). I'd be curious to hear some opinions on the rest of the Langrisser series though, as well as any hidden gems or personal favourites you happen to have played.