shin megami tensei - Devil Summoner (Sega Saturn)
This is one of the 1st non English Jrpg's I finished. So the main reason is success of completing it and getting better at reading Japanese text. The story is great, the battle system was excellent for it's time.
shin megami tensei - Devil Summoner Soul Hackers (Sega Saturn)
Like devil summoner except plays allot better, the story was awesome imho, I believe some group is doing a translation for the PS version? If you can get around the Japanese txt, this is one of the best smt's imho, outstanding for it's time
Brilliant story where i actually seemed to care about the characters. Character building was spot on, a true masterpiece
Skies Of Arcadia - (Dreamcast)
The story and battle system, all round great rpg for the DC. A true sense of exploration
Shining Force 3 - 1,2,3 (Sega Saturn)
A continuing story that actually worked well. Pity I finished this before a translation emerged. Great story, great strategic play, visually impressive for the SS
Elder scrolls Oblivion - (360)
Thought I wasn't enjoying it til I hit 40hrs, This game is full of bugs but sucks you in. The only elder scrolls i've played, really impressive wrpg. Bought the ps3 GOTY for a 2nd playthrough, got the dreaded Vampire bug and lost my Shivering isles save, Bitter bout that :) This is a make your own story imho, leveling being the only uninteresting aspect.
Legend of Mana - (snes)
One of my favorites because i think it was the 1st JRPG I played, excellent tutorial for the beginner.
Persona 1,2 ep/is,3 and 4 (ps/ps2)
I'm putting these together, all great stories with great gameplay.
Shin Megami Tensei 3 Nocturne - (PS2)
Gameplay, story, devil summoning and a challenge to play. A sense of returning to the style of SMT imho
DDS1/DDS2 - (PS2)
Same reason as other smt's, a bit of a cakewalk but fun to play, Story is a huge part of my appreciation with this one
Ok, There are just so many more apart from the obvious ones, These are just the ones i've had 2nd or 3rd playthroughs
And im a noob