Vagrant Story took a while to grow on me, but when everything clicked it was so satisfying.
The way they decided to make the gameplay and story make sense with one another is still unlike any other RPG and the plot is well written. Also the score is great, and the whole package is so damn unique.
The only unfortunate thing is that some of the good stuff is needlessly hidden. For example, there are at least two “secret “intro cutscenes that explain significant parts of the plot, but you’d never know about them without the internet. The mechanics are fun, but there is no in-game explanation as to how they work, (you literally need a guide to figure them out).
Other than that, it’s my personal favorite RPG of all time, rivaled only by Suikoden 2 and Chrono Trigger.