The story in Eye of Judgment was pretty cool imo and the artwork is excellent. Also what do you mean skipping the cutscenes skips the battle too? I have to doubt that is the case, since that would mean you could skip the whole game.
p.s. Obscure on PSP is the only one I've tried in the series, but it was incredibly bad imo. It's so bad it might as well be satire but it's not really clear if the devs intended it. Either way the game was not fun, I get stuck repeatedly, and the framerate gets really choppy during spats against multiple monsters, and the (intentionally?) bad voice acting is annoying and takes me right out of the experience.