First RPG I played was FF8. Dreamt about having my own full-sized Gunblade for quite awhile actually.
I'm in Malaysia. Any sort of hobby is expensive here. Japan was still as awesome as always since I was last there.
Sidenote: My Pure Silve LOD is here! Can't wait to try it out.
Ahh. FF8 was also one of my first. I didn't get to beat it because my brother reformatted the computer when I got to last dungeon lol...
Loved those gunblades, I made one myself with paper and tape and forgot what as frame. It was really solid! My mom threw it away...
jgray and graphidz. I think there's more that aren't as active.
It's still fairly popular in Japan, after the initial bashing during the release sneak peak.