I'll hopefully have a bit more time to play games in this coming wintersemester.
Therefore I'm looking for good turn based RPGs for PC (if they are graphically appealing, that's a big plus).
Games I've already played/heard of:
- Final Fantasy 3
- Final Fantasy 7
- Final Fantasy 8
- Grandia 2
- Breath Of Fire 4
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
- Faery - Legends of Avalon
- Agarest: Generations of War Zero
- Lords of Xulima
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
- The Banner Saga
- The Last Remnant
- Child of Light
- Might & Magic X: Legacy
Also, if I were to try an emulator, which software and which games would you suggest?
Then there is the King's Bounty series which is basically Heroes of Might & Magic as RPG instead of strategy game.
Might & Magic - World of Xeen (IV and V combined) is probably the best turn based Might & Magic game.
And we shouldn't forget the Wizardry series. 7&8 being the best ones of the series for PC. The older ones didn't age too well, but I can recommend the SNES remake from 1999 for 1-3 which is really good and has a fan translation: http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=wizardry
Then we have that new Shadowrun game and its expansion.
And Paper Sorcerer which has a pretty unique art style and is a bit slow but should satisfy your turn-based combat needs just as well.
Also, as I've grown up with a Mega Drive (Genesis), I would of course also recommend all the PC re-releases of my old favorite RPGs:
Phantasy Star II-IV
Shining In The Darkness
Shining Force I-II
For emulation... well there is just too many turn-based stuff, so you need to be a lot more specific for me to recommend you some good ones. But I think there is enough stuff available legally for PC, so there's no need for emulation at all.