SMT has Digital Devil Saga in it, so no other jRPG series can ever compare. --- "The only thing that gets me high is the musky scent of my enemy's fear.'' - Stephen Colbert http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/factsopinions/
I haven't played all of these but I say Tales Of. The story keeps changing, but always with a message behind it, the characters get better and better (well, except Yuri, who doesn't seem to change at all and hasn't done anything that longhaired Luke wasn't before him) Legend of Zelda is fun and all, but it's basically: 3 Dungeons -> Get Master Sword -> More Dungeons -> Kill Ganondorf/Ganon/Ahriman/Vanni/OtherName -> Get Triforce
C-A --- Cloud and Sephiroth - battling each other since '97 for your amusement Give it a rest already!