If you're a JRPG fan, Lost Odyssey should be a no-brainer. It's an amazing looking JRPG that has a stellar development team doing what they've done best for years - creating a compelling gameplay experience around a solid storyline. The collection of 'A Thousand Years of Dreams' is a real step up for 'video game literature' and worth checking out.
If you're not a JRPG fan, there's probably nothing here that's going to sway your mind. The combat is a bit more player-inclusive than the standard JRPG, with the addition of the ring system, but it's still a far cry from... well, from something like Far Cry with its constant action. There's a solid story starring great characters (maybe minus the children) and great artwork - backed by stellar music by one of the industry's best... but it's still a JRPG.
If you're a fan, you should already have given it a chance. If you're not, you probably never will be.