So I've been hunting down old rpgs I played as a kid to get a collection going and I remember one game that I liked but can't remember it's name.
I think it's for the Snes, maybe nes, wouldn't be any other console as those are the two we had from that era.
This is what I can remember, parts might be wrong.
you could pick your character at the start of the game from a lot of choices, each played really different, and I don't think you had a party at all. At least not to start out.
I used to pick this like metal golem/robot guy to play as most of the time.
I think you walked around the overworld from a behind the back sorta third person perspective instead of straight overhead.
battles took place with your character at the bottom of the screen and the enemies in front of you facing instead of a side on view.