I've been looking into getting a NES and some games I have a fondness for. In my experience, an awful lot of the 8-bit JRPGs (Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior) are pretty basic by even the most lenient modern standards, or even the standards of the 16-bit era that came after.
I know the games were really revolutionary and important at the time, but is there any one JRPG that has withstood the test of time better than the others? Final Fantasy is extremely grindy and basic, and the little I've played of the first Dragon Warrior makes me think that it'd require heavy nostalgic glasses to appreciate much. I'd love some suggestions. The genre as a whole tends to age a bit more poorly than, say, Super Mario Bros. 3.