So I want to start playing JRPGs. I've never been able to get into them because I always felt the characters were cheesy and I'm not a fan of turn based combat. I wouldn't really give them a chance, and I would stop playing within 30 minutes. Every time I hear about the best stories in video games, most of them are JRPGs. I feel left out that I haven't played any of them. I want to experience these stories, I just want to know where to start. For a noob of this genre, which game would you recommend to start on?
What are the top 5 JRPGs in your opinion?