Every genre of game has its pinnacle. FPS has Halo, Strategy has C&C, and RPG has Final Fantasy 7. This is, hands down, the greatest game every created and will most likely never be toppled in my eyes. A bold statement, but this is the sort of game that defines a console, and whenever anyone mentions the ps1, i think of this.
A great story and gripping twists and turns along the way, this was one of the first games that allowed you to chose what you did and when. Real freedom in a game that had been lacking before. I would reccomend this to anyone who was unsure of whether they would enjoy the RPG concept and had 100 or so hours to kill.
Rumors are that there will be a remake for the ps3, but unless the leave the story alone and dont change a thing other than the graphics, then they are wasting their time. This game is a true testament to the ps1 and should be kept in its original format