I fell in love with RPGs after playing Final Fantasy II/IV for SNES. The Magus Sisters in the Tower of Zot made my childhood a living hell until I figured out how to use equipment. Once I finally learned how to properly outfit my party, and realized I needed to kill the sisters in a specific order, I was hooked. For a long time I didn't know there were other RPGs besides Final Fantasy. A friend let me borrow Chrono Trigger in middle school and I had my second RPG awakening. From that point on, I played every single RPG I could get my hands on. I'd say my RPG peak happened during the PSone era and that's the point I was introduced to the strategy RPG subdivision of the genre. Something about those grids really got my blood flowing. I think what makes a great RPG is a solid cast of characters, killer music, and it's got to have a coliseum! I've been a reader of RPGFan since 2001, and now I contribute as a part of the social media team.