Earliest RPG I recall was Dragon Warrior or Legend of Zelda. Don't remember which I played first, but it was probably Zelda. --- ...I spit on my life. Death in battle would be better for me than that I, defeated, survive. ~Buddha
chrono trigger final fantasy 6 shining force 2 lufia 2 secret of mana earthbound breath of fire 2
Those were my first 7. I call that an "are you kidding me!?!?!?" run. Only to be outdone by a run during the PS2 generation that included some Shin Megami Tensei games, FF Tactics from PS1, and other greats. Nothing this gen comes even close.
The very first time i was introduced to the idea of killing baddies, earning exp and increasing you're character stats. All while following an interesting storyline and playing with characters you love.
Was hooked from the start, and have been ever since.