Yeah so for some reason, probably because of Rithli, I've started playing Vagrant Story.
My first time through this game (bought it at release in 2000?) I got so fucking tired of all the backtracking and literally quit...right after I got the teleport spell.
Anyway I'm starting fresh, and I completely forgot that there's a weapon combination system in this game.
I did remember there was a combo system that basically...tells you not to do combos.
Whatever, it seems pretty good fun so far, combining system is bringing up all sorts of nasty OCDness within me though, probably cause of affinity juggling.
Zwei II is this light? action rpg from Falcom, the makers of Ys. I've never played a Ys game, much less a Falcom game.
Also people who know German will get the pun (Zwei is German for two, so Zwei II is well...silly.)
Never played Zwei I even, but you don't have to.
The game starts off pretty mashy, and remains that way, but it's good fun all around.
You can see an entire playthrough over at Batwound's channel for an example of some of the play.
The bosses are good fun overall.
I'm tempted to try a Ys game now.