Greatest PSX romance? Definitely. It doesn't have the scope of Xenogears but it's the most well-written of all the ones I've played -- the simplicity is very endearing, and the epilogue is icing on the cake.
Take me down from the ridge where the summer ends And watch the city spread out just like a jet's flame
This game definitely has the best romance on the PSX. Xenogears and Grandia come pretty close though. My taste is probably different from yours though, as I found the love story in FF8 to be pure trash.
"We will destroy god. That is our purpose... That is our destiny!" - Grahf - Xenogears
Shadow Hearts is on the PS2, not PS1, but you should definitely play it and its first sequel. Koudelka is also good. Not as refined, but it does have some interesting things going for it.
And Xenogears? FFVIII? Bleh. Chrono Cross is decent (until the end), but I'm not sure it belongs on the list. FFVII is only an interesting love story if you actually play with, and like, Aeris (otherwise, certain events everyone knows by now leave absolutely no impact).
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