Phantasy Star IV is the final title in the "main" Phantasy Star storyline. After the somewhat subpar Phantasy Star III Sega decided to make IV a bit more like the second game - As a result, it's easily the best game in the series, and some would even argue it's one of the greatest RPGs ever made. PSIV has everything you'd expect from a classic RPG - Turn-based battles, random encounters, various character classes, tough bosses and more. The game also has cutscenes which are shown through a number of pictures, which look great for the Genesis.
There's no huge Christmas selection this year, but at least there's one fantastic RPG. Maybe NoA has a surprise in store for the final update of the year?