Salutations! I am an inexperienced computer user who is expressing a heavy interest in programming for personal enjoyment. However, I have no idea where to begin... perhaps if I explain what I want to program/design, some of you could help me.
I have always loved the roleplaying games for the SNES, particularly Final Fantasy 3, Secret of Mana, and Tales of Phantasia. I have begun seeking instruction in order to eventually program a game along these lines for my own enjoyment. Ergo, I am not only in need of basic tutorials that will help me get started, but also applications to put my learning to practice. If any of you could land me a hand in getting off to a good start by providing a few links or personal advice, I would greatly appreciate it.