Originally Posted by Kungfro
Chrono Trigger is still one of my favorite games of all time, I'd lean towards that one. I'd also suggest taking a look at Secret of Mana.
I was going to couple Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger together, just because the situations were exactly the same. I'm leaning more towards Chrono Trigger just because I have friends that rave and rave about it and I kind of want to see what the big deal is.
I loved the "Action-RPG" type game Secret of Mana brough, but I distinctly not liking the ring that would pop up when you were choosing attacks. Actually, it's been so long I don't even remember if it was to choose attacks, or even why i didn't like it for that matter. I just remember really liking until I had to deal with that circle, and that making me want to turn it off.