Accessible, short JRPGs

I have a friend who's interested in JRPGs, which I am a fan of, but he doesn't have the time or patience for the 100 hour length and complicated battle systems that show up in a lot of them. Thus, I don't want to recommend Final Fantasy, Xenoblade, or Suikoden, some of the games that I've been enjoying lately. In addition, his selection is limited by the fact that he only has an Xbox and a Wii, though I might be able to convince him to pick up a PS1 or 2 for $20-40 online.

I know there was a post like this recently , but none of the answers really clicked for me, probably because it directly specified NOT JRPGs :P But anyway, I'm looking for games that are:

  • Easy to get into
  • Less than 50 hours
  • For Xbox 360, Wii, or PS1/2

I recognize that this might be an impossible feat, but I figured it was worth a shot. Any answers?

Edit: Wow, can't believe it took me that long to notice the typo in the title. Also, thanks to everyone who helped out in the comment section!

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