You must not be familiar with the Shining series then, because those were some highly debatable great rpgs, that had good writing.
Except for Shining in the Darkness(which isn't one of the TRPGs and an absolute garbage game,) I've never played anything other than the first Shining Force and haven't been interested in playing another game in the series because of it. I've played many TRPGs and even though it's not close to being the wosrst of the bunch, it's definitely not close to being the best of them. It does have the basics set up nicely, but there are a lot of issues with the game. I wouldn't say it's great. Hell, I'd be lying if I said that I thought it was good.
Shining Force is garbage.
I disagree, the series does get a little better, it never got the chance to rise to more then above average however (which in a genre with FF Tactics, Tactics Ogre and Fire Emblem is tough to survive), because the 3 part SF3 only released the first part outside of Japan and soon after, unsuprsiningly around the time Sega went full 3rd party, they switched the Shining brand to be the home of generic anime/manga illustrations with mediocre gameplay rather then the more original high fantasy with a healthy mix of weird out of the norm elements that made up the first few games in the franchise.