My favorite game is Skies of Arcadia. My Favorite (video game) character is Chie Satonaka. The best game ever made is a pointless question that has to be broken down into numerous catagories (gameplay genre, narrative genre, technical prowess, art style, ect) to have any meaning but if I have to pick western RPGs I say Fallout New Vegas (which is amusing because it's heavily inspired by westerns.)
None of that detracts from my ability to enjoy other games or characters. I can enjoy games (or movies, or books, or music) for what they are while also recognizing that some other thing does either specific ideas or the entire concept better. I still enjoy Devil May Cry 1, 3 and 4 even though Bayonetta 1 and 2 are straight up better action games. I still enjoy the Ace Combat games that aren't Ace Combat 5 even though they aren't Ace Combat 5. I still enjoy numerous JRPGs that aren't Skies of Arcadia. Just like I still enjoy drama/comedy shows that aren't House, enjoy romance stories that aren't Euraka 7 or Howls Moving Castle, and enjoy rock/metal albums that aren't Once.
"Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions"
- George W. Bush