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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #675 on: November 03, 2016, 12:24:30 AM »
So I've been playing a little bit of Child of Light to be able to listen to the podcast but just so I know what chapters does the first part cover?

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #676 on: November 03, 2016, 02:00:05 AM »
First six chapters. Chapter 6 is the one where Robert joins you.

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #677 on: December 02, 2016, 02:33:31 PM »
Just listened to the confessional episode, great stuff. Always fun to see what other people have missed that others consider essential.

Re: Suikoden II

Not absolutely necessary that you play the first one, it helps but despite loving the series I always felt Suiko I felt like an archaic game. The major Suiko fan in me says play it, but the pragmatist in me says skip it, unless you are a completionist. The stories are mostly focused on the region of the world they take place in (think Trails in the Sky/Trails of Cold Steel) and are self contained aside from character back story or major events - of which there is a lot cross over in 1-3.

I played the games out of order back in the day 2/3/1 and never really felt I missed too much.

There are 3 different combat systems, your everyday RPG turnbased combat, one vs one fights between characters which use a rock/paper/scissors type system, and the field tactical battles which is sort of like Fire Emblem as you guys mentioned.

A lot of people hate Suikoden 4 (I mean a lot) due to it's plodding nature and sparse environments but I felt the story was compelling enough. 5 is an attempt to re-capture the glory of 2.

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #678 on: December 02, 2016, 03:02:20 PM »
Suikoden V is the only one I played and, while I never completed it, it had a ton of potential and a lot to like.
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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #679 on: December 02, 2016, 03:11:21 PM »
There are also a couple spin offs:
Suikoden Tactics (ties in directly with Suiko 4, decent enough tactical RPG, if a bit on the easy side).
Suikogaiden - featuring Nash. I think there were two of these games, one of which was fan-translated.
Suikoden Tierkries - For the DS. Never did play this as I didn't want alt. dimension Suikoden.
Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki - PSP game that never made it stateside.

Suikoden and tactics games make so much sense, it's somewhat surprising they only released the one game in the tactics vein.

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #680 on: December 02, 2016, 03:33:03 PM »
I think 5 is real good, but those first two Suikoden games will always be my favorites.