Based on the cover art and name alone, it's quite possible to guess what genre this belongs to: the JRPG. However, it was not made in the East but here in the United States! However, it takes all of its design cues from turn-based JRPGs of the time like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger. As said, it's a turn-based RPG without random encounters! Anyway, the game follows the protagonist Maya (yep, female protag) and her party as they journey the different areas to find out the truth behind their planet, Septerra. There is a much greater emphasis on narrative development over combat, much like other JRPGs of the era.
I haven't actually gotten to finish this one yet, but what I have played was definitely interesting and it gives a unique take on the genre from outside the core turn-based RPG world. Yes, the game is flawed and not perfect. But, if you look past the rough edges, there is a true gem to be found. If you're a fan of JRPGs or want a take on the formula from a Western developer, give this a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.