My favorite RPG will forever be Diablo. Back in the late 90s when the PC game was released, I spent countless hours--even into the wee hours--working on the brain-draining quests. Naturally, I would frequently doze off in class, but that's another story.
There were three character classes to choose from: warrior, rogue and sorcerer. I chose the warrior because I found his preset attributes to my liking. Plus, he donned a sword and a shield. He reminded me of the heroes in action-fantasy movies I watched. Also, I kinda liked the action involved in meleé fighting.
Diablo received the most coveted Game of the Year award from GameSpot, also awarding the game an astounding 9.6 rating (out of 10), the highest ever to be given for a game, to date.