My first JRPG. This game got great 2D graphics and an insane ammount of characters!
2. Final Fantasy VIII
3. Planescape: Torment
This is one of the most unique RPG's ever made in terms of setting and the overall mood of the game.
4. Dragon Age: Origins
You should know why this is good, since it's still fresh and all. :p
5. Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Ok the story is thin. But this is still the undefeated ARPG king after all these years.