Summary: This must be one of the best DS games out there. And no random encounters! I'd recommend this for anybody looking for a good jRPG with an engaging story and many hours of playtime. It's also non-linear so feel free to explore and do side quests.
Summary: This is a must have RPG for the DS (or your 3DS) but your mileage will depend on your tastes. If you were bred on old school NES RPGs like Final Fantasy or Dragon Warrior I/II/III, then you will definitely love this game.
Summary: I adore this cutesy game. You have the power to fully customize your character up to the clothing, job/class, and skills and spells you could learn. I've contributed 200+ hours upon this monster and still have a ways to go. You can harvest, kill monsters, and play with the Krock Pot.
Summary: This is the first game I've played from the Dragon Quest series and I am in love. I can't believe I hadn't heard about this sooner! The combat is typical of a handheld JRPG- walk around, approach enemies, combat screen appears, fight them with your party. Win. Yay. But it's so much more than that.
Summary: I absolutely love this game. It was recommended to me by my boyfriend. It's extremely hard to find an rpg that has as many features as this one. I love the fact that I can choose my gender, fully customize my appearance, and fully customize my skills.