Hardcore Gaming 101 - The 7th Saga
The early nineties were an interesting time for the Japanese RPG. Final Fantasy had already been around for a few years, but you still had many other developers doing their own thing as many of the genre's current cliches and design standards hadn't been fully embraced yet.
The 7th Saga
Produce's SNES RPG has a lot of really cool elements, though it's hurt by an unnecessarily high difficulty level.