While best can mean different things to different people, the ideal JRPG blends together an engaging story, innovative and exciting gameplay, and a world brimming with discoveries. While this list does have over forty entries, it’s with good reason.
BATEN KAITOS: ETERNAL WINGS AND THE ENDLESS OCEAN
Baten Kaitos is a little-known JRPG game that was released on GameCube in 2003. It focused on cards and deck building in turn-based battles before it was as popular as it is today in games like Slay the Spire and Hearthstone.
Chrono Trigger is often regarded as the best JRPG of all-time – usually fending off its top spot from Final Fantasy 6. There was something about the age of Super Nintendo JRPGs that drew people in and held fast.