Since no one has mentioned these yet...
Mother (Earthbound) 3. You can get a ROM and a full English translation. Just as good as the first (well, the second one technically- for SNES).
I can't believe no one has mentioned the Soul Blazer/Illusion of Gaia/Terranigma series. Especially Terranigma, awesome game!
And seriously, no love for Shadow Madness (PS1)? "There will be death".
Mother 3 as good as Mother 2? While I respect your opinion, I can't agree! I know they're both fairly linear, but the 3rd Mother just seemed to take you around from place to place... and there weren't even any good cities to explore!
This is my first post in many years.
Hopefully I will be able to play FFXIV on PS3.
Anyway, you guys pretty much mentioned all my favorite RPGs except I didn't see a little known gem for PSP only called Jeanne de Arc. It's a strategy RPG, with an wonderful story.
Currently I'm playing Fire Emblem for the 3DS. I highly recommend this one too, but I have a long way to go.
Welcome back! Of FF Tactics, Fire Emblem, and Tactics Ogre which would you guys suggest? I've already beat Tactics... but I just found a patch that makes the game significantly harder... that may be worth a try?
This ongoing list is great. I've already added about 8-10 games to my "must play" pile... which is now so large I don't know if I'll ever get through them. I'd need to quit my job for 6 months and slog through them all, then hope they'd take me back...
If I had any time I would compile the list... it's definitely awesome to hear the games everyone enjoys. This thread definitely brings back so many good memories from growing up!