One of the best strategy/RPGs you’ve never played, Vixen 357 is developed by the same people who brought us Langrisser, Gleylancer, and Target Earth. That’s some pedigree, and if you like your action with mechs, then Masaya has got you covered. The language barrier is a bit troublesome, but it’s definitely worth the effort. And that intro! Oh my!
Many previously Japanese-only titles are being enjoyed by audiences the world over because they are finally playable to non-Japanese speakers, and there are currently several groups translating games. One title that is definitely worth checking out is Langrisser II 2, the sequel to the excellent Warsong.
The only game in the Langrisser series to make it to America, Warsong enamored gamers with its deep gameplay and great music. It’s definitely one title you’ll want on your shelf.
Nothing’s better than piloting a big, bad mech, especially since it means that you get to blow things up without mercy. Dreamworks’ Target Earth was one of the first Genesis games to bring the experience home in such style, and spawned a string of sequels.