It has come to my attention that I have a very large "stack of shame" consisting of unplayed RPGs. I have a couple of weeks with absolutely nothing to do right now, but I'm going to be busy in the future and this is probably the last chance I'll have to revisit older games. I'm only considering the games here. I know that there are other, better RPGs but I have already played them. Games I own but haven't touched: Lunar SSSC Lunar 2: EB Tales of Destiny Vagrant Story Thousand Arms Valkyrie Profile Ogre Battle 64 Beyond the Beyond Games I have various states of completion in: Disgaea- played 2 hours, it didn't seem to have a plot worth the insane amount of time I'd have to put in. How is the plot? Final Fantasy Tactics- About 33% through but got bored with the plot. Does it improve? Tsugunai Atonement- 25% through but the timed combat got annoying. Does the plot warrant further exploration? Legend of Mana- Started several saves but never finished them. How good is the latter half of the game? Suikoden 2- 50% through but I had to quit playing due to time constraints. It's hard to pick up and remember who 100+ characters are. Persona 2- 33% through, got ass kicked by a boss and didn't feel like leveling. I was somewhat intrigued by the plot although it didn't seem amazing yet. I've seen it compared to Xenogears in some reviews. How good is the rest of the game? I'm probably going to beat somewhere between 2-4 of these games, depending on length. Which games have the best plots and the least time spent in battles? In terms of plot, I have liked Xenogears, FF7, and FF8 the most. I'd consider buying Arc the Lad Collection, Arc the Lad TOS, Legend of Dragoon, or Tales of Destiny 2 if any of those games might be more what I'm looking for. I need to get them at some point to finish my collection anyway. Thank you for any recommendations.