This is Jedo from Legend of Legaia. For those who don't know him, he's the dark Ra-seru. Also, his head isn't the skull, it's his body, his head is right above it. He's my favorite Ra-seru... bring on the Deadly Promise!
I must say I rather enjoyed its fishing mini game much more than Zelda64's, snagging a Lippian for the first time, was hilarious. The good points in Legaia2 were that ou could camp and cook to find out more about the characters, that and being able to forge new weapons, that was neat. But the first title was much more fun to play. Collecting the Seru and getting them up to Lv9, collecting the Ra-Seru Talismans and getting them to Lv9, seeing how all the equipment looked in battle, the enemy designs, the music. Hrmm wonder if there's a Legaia ost.
Yeah, fishing was a lot of fun. I love that, depending on the line tension, it would tell you what kind of fish you had. It took forever to get to 20,000 points, but thanks to a few Lippians, it happened. Legaia 2 had it's good points, I think the greatest part were the guild quests where you could level up the characters. And the fact that you could change Lang's personality, but the fact that he could talk surpised me the most. But you're right, seeing the weapons and equipment on the characters in Legaia 1 was better.