It seems that true roleplaying games are a dying breed these days. With the recent success of hybrid RPGs such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Fallout, games with turn-based combat are generally frowned upon in the video game industry as being "too slow" and using "outdated mechanics."
This sentiment is hard to agree with and it's one of the reasons Final Fantasy is no longer as successful as it used to be is due to the franchise's switch to a more action-based combat system. If Square Enix were to make an old school turn-based Final Fantasy that focused on strategy and storyline, it could revitalize the series by catering to older gamers who grew up playing Final Fantasy on the original PlayStation.
There are actually a few good RPGs for Xbox 360 that have an old school feeling to them. Such RPGs are often overlooked and underrated. Many were released several years and and did not get very good review scores. That doesn't necessarily mean they are bad games, however. Here are five such RPGs on Xbox 360 that you should consider buying: