50. Chrono Cross (33)
The sheer number of playable characters in this game is remarkable. Keeping the multiple endings like in Chrono Trigger and the deep stories that tend to come with time travel and parallel dimensions creates a game that you can thoroughly explore multiple times, learning new things each time. The battle system in the game is at the same time familiar and completely new, making it a fresh experience compared to other rpgs. The battles are in some ways a superior predecessor to the system later used in Final Fantasy XIII and offer more chances to strategize with the turn based stamina system. The leveling system also eliminates the ability to over level by capping stats until certain parts of the game, which is nice.
Primarily an RPG player but have interest in any game that will make me think.