I tried playing Seiken Denetsu 3 on an emulator many moons ago, but it kept crashing so I abandoned it. I loved Secret of Mana back in the day and was hoping for more, so was really disappointed. I think I played a SaGa game on emulator too that didn't make it to the US, but I can't remember the details off hand.
I've imported a few Falcom games that (short of fan translation) will never make it to US shores. Ys vs Sora no Kiseki is easily my favorite, with Zweii II and Xanadu Next in close second. I keep having to resist the temptation to order Brandish DarK Revenant, too!
I liked Chronicles of Radia War and found it to be very unique. It plays a bit like Ys / Xanadu with the bump system, and has live field battles (similar to Chrono Trigger) where the battles are fought with an active-battle system on the same map. It also has some nice Genso Suikoden elements to it as well with the recruitment / fortress Headquaters that you establish during the course of events.
Seiken Densetsu III was equally as impressive and glad that it eventually became translated. : )
But the list goes on and on. Brandish 2 SNES, Brandish TDR as Alyindar mentioned above. (Fantastic game BTW, in my top 10 list of all time favorite games) Wander Wonder and most of the Xak series (save for the 1st game which was sort of pseudo-official in some capacity in English, but then removed later once the service providing it went defunct.)
How about the Japan only online psuedo-sequels to Zelda I and Zelda III: A Link to the Past / Triforce of the Gods? BS Zelda (3rd and 4th Quest for SFC) and Inishie no Sekiban. Those would have been nice offerings to have outside of Japan. At least they have been fan translated and mostly restored.
There's a lot of great gems that have been brought over through Fan Translations at the very least. : )
Last Edit: Mar 4, 2013 10:52:13 GMT -5 by SkyeWelse
I wish Digimon Adventure (PSP) got a US release. I like that it follows the anime pretty much verbatim. That also raises the question; what about Monster Rancher, and other such games that got anime adaptations? A lot of anime (adaptations of games, original works, or otherwise) would make great games. Just look at Ys II!
Also on my list of games that should've gotten a US release: Full Metal Alchemist 3 (PS2). After the awesomeness that was FMA2, (and especially given the rave reviews) how could they NOT release it?