Best game ever (ok, I admit that chrono trigger is good, too)! I still play it from time to time, because it brings back so much memories. And it has timeless pixel art and still very good gameplay! I will never forget the look my father gave me when I told him "I want to become a professional burglar!"
The game still has a small fanbase and luckily they made it open source.
Eh, I'm not very sure but the first I remember playing is Final Fantasy VII, which just so happens to be my favorite FF, and I don't think it's a "because it's the first I played," situation. I played Ocarina of Time first but my fav Zelda is Majora's Mask, for example. xD.