Edit: BTW FFXII is the best PS2 RPG.
Gameplay wise or story wise? The story in FFXII was great up until you find out Vaan and Ashe are "just friends" and Reddas proves to be the great tragedy... what a freaking disappointment. Gameplay was was perfect though.
Hmmm, i'd pick Final Fantasy 6 & 7.
I'd say Planescape too, but i didn't finish it.
I liked FFX better than FFXII (and itīs turn based). Suikoden 3, Grandia 2 and Xenosaga were good as well. Valkyrie Profile 2 was a shame to part one but has a really intresting combat system (I love to cut of the wings or legs of the enemys and let them lie+live for a while).
Turn based RPGīs...
The tactical ones from Nippon Ichi come to my mind, and they are all good. Like Disgaea 1+2 and Soul Nomad (I really love the mad laugh of the fem main char in english and japanese) most.
Front Mission 4 could be good... never will know though... (3 was superb)
I hated Stellar Deus, but it has itīs fans...
The best RPGīs I know arenīt PS2 but snes, PS1 and PC games.
FFXII Just because you said something I went to check my save..
My chars are on that... desert city, lv90's ish and god knows why I haven't beaten the game, yet
But gotta LOVE Tales of Abyss!
And if you do have PSP: Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology! (No jade makes me sad, but Tear make up for it)
Must also have Phantasia and Eternia! (skip destiny if you want to.)
^Funny. Just recently I started playing TotA. And I like it alot. (FF12 doesn't even compare.. I disliked too many things about FF12, starting with Vaan.^^)
I'd love to play the new Tales installment - Vesperia? But it's x360 exclusive. T_T
Tales of Abyss I donīt know, no europe release, but after I bought and finished Persona 3 Fes on Playstation 2, I will get Tales of the World.
(Oh! the Tales of Symphonia arts are drawn by Kosuke Fujishima, cute!)
hmm... got to be shadow hearts covenant.
I'm finishing up Vesperia, I like it, but the story is kinda up and down, its not constant.. Estellise could die forever I'd be happy, don't care if I had no healer! I can live off gels.
Why haven't "Sephiroth" done anything about it! (not that sephiroth)