Debating between Parasite Eve, Xenogears, and Chrono Cross.
Parasite Eve is pretty cool, play if you like Resident Evil 2 for sure. It might be like Vandal Hearts (the combat), can't really remember that game too well.
Xenogears is awesome, prepare for a long RPG with a crazy story that will take a while before you understand it fully. The combat combos are really fun, giant robots, cool characters, I'm getting the itch to replay it soon, haha.
Chrono Cross is a lot different than Chrono Trigger, but I still loved it. The turn based combat may take a while to get used to, as you can only have set amount of magic/techniques set, and then used, per battle. I really loved the story. This may be a spoiler: