As a genre, I find myself moving away from RPG's when it comes to gaming and music. Anywho, I though it be interesting to see the contrast between everyone's first RPG and what their No.1 Seed is.
First RPG: Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
Not really a big surprise, like many people the PS1 and the release of FFVII was a definate turning point. Still, looking back I can't help think the attraction was somewhat superficial; don't get me wrong it's a great/important game but I don't ever feel the need to revist this one as the experience will be with me forever regardless.
Favorite RPG: Wild Arms (PS1)
Probably the third RPG I played (after FFVII and FFVI) is the closest to my heart. It didn't have the hype and flash of FFVII or many of the other games Square put out afterwards, but the characters really spoke to me to the point I can easily overlook the rather basic combat and primitive 3D graphics. Goes without saying Naruke's score was also a large part of the exprience as well.
As fanboy-ish as it seems Wild Arms 2 is my second runner up for this category. Again, the important factors (story, characters, music) outperforming that which was lackluster (combat and combat graphics.) Media.Vision has yet to top either of these IMO.