Posting this in case someone else scours the thread for game suggestions.
Beyond Good and Evil - I've had this game for ages but just recently started playing through it. For a gamecube game (it's also on PS2, maybe Xbox) it's way ahead of it's time: it feels like I'm playing a modern PS3/4 game in how some of the mechanics are laid out. For the most part the game's fully voiced, the characters bullshit with each other as you run around and do things. Gameplay wise, it feels like the best parts of a 3D zelda title and Pokemon Snap are melded together (you can take pictures of fauna to make extra cash - even the bosses and the different species of peoples!).
Also, there's an entire race of mechanically-inclined Jamaican Rhinos that run a garage your character frequents for vehicle upgrades. And who can say no to something that epic?