Top 10 in no order:
The Guardian Legend
River City Ransom
Super Mario Bros 1, 2 and 3
Megaman 2 and 6
Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
The Legend of Zelda
Never too late! As a kid I had a master system so I only played NES games when I was at least 20+
The first RPG I remember playing was Silver, released in 1999 for PC. It had real-time combat and graphics similar to FF7. The story is the most cliche you can get but I love it. Even the obligatory sewer level was not a bad one
The other one was Dark Stone, also released in 1999 for PC. This...
The worse I've encountered were in Pokemon Black 2
Old man in an underground tunnel: "I'm cleaning here. Come back later" (and he just stays there staring at me)
Group of men blocking my path: "Why are we here? Who knows?" they say
Dude standing in front of a cave: "You can't go here"
Construct 2 is not free, it costs $200 :P
Godot and Unity are free but also orders of magnitude more complex than RPGMaker. You're paying for the pre-built systems, editor and the huge library of free assets. It's like the difference between buying a shelf and cutting trees to build one
:/ it really get on my nerves reading stuff about how to write a resume and they say things like "turn your failures into wins!!!" ... no interview Ive ever had cared to hear anything about my failures, and why would they ?