I've been enjoying Phantasy Star Zero for the DS a lot lately. It shares some elements with Monster Hunter that I find really appealing, like weapon crafting/collecting and vastly different combat styles depending which weapon class you're weilding. :3
You can't memorize the areas, because the maps are RNG'd to be different every time you play through the area. It makes for a lot of fun exploring and looting.
I have two main characters at this point that I love playing:
~ a level 40 HUnewearl - race: Newman, job: Hunter. She fights well with melee and some ranged weapons, and can spam healing spells and Photon Attacks (special attacks that some weapons have) due to having a regenerating bottomless pit of PP. She has a really high evasion stat even without investing skill points in it, and combined with her healing spells this makes her a pretty sturdy character. She has the nicest female character design in the game in my opinion.
My Hunter (she's the blue one with the blue fox-bot near her head): http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/Direwolf_Nymeria/PSZ_waterfall_ruins.jpg
~ a level 20s FOnewearl - race: Newman, job: Technique(magic) spam. I just made this character this weekend and she's great fun! Her healing spell is crazy good even at such a low level. Her Tech attacks look really cool - why hack and slash when you can create a glowing staircase from nothing, hop up the steps above your enemies and then zap them from above with an Area of Effect attack? Or create a vortex of dark magic that sucks in the monsters nearby, poisoning and damaging them and leaving them in a nice neat group, ready for your AoE attacks?
...she looks like a pixie. I gave her the mag (robot companion) that looks like faery wings.
My Force (she's the golden 'pixie' ^_^): http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/Direwolf_Nymeria/Pixie_Newmans_in_Dark_Shrine.jpg
Such fun, I recommend this game if you enjoy using lots of different weapon types each with their own attack animation and playstyle, and if you enjoy finding loot and fighting monsters. There's some minor character creation too, and if you change your mind later you can go to the "Dressing room" for a new haircolour, hat, voice, or outfit colour.