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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2007, 12:10:06 AM »

in my opinion suikoden is pretty medicore. i've only played 3,4,and 5 and out of those i only finished suikoden 4 and it was the one i enjoyed most. 3 and 5 lost my interest before the end but 3 kept my interest longer. however i get the feeling i would of enjoyed suikoden 5 more had i played 1 and 2. another thing about suikoden 5. its not that the graphics are bad but when the same company puts out stuff like metal gear solid and zone of enders is kinda disapointing.

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i lost interest in suikoden 3 when
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the three characters meet up to fight a red dragon or somethin


i lost interest in suikoden 5 when
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lyon get injured and you have to unlock the full power of the dawn rune
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2007, 02:38:01 AM »

For the record, I have enjoyed all six Suikoden installments. I say six, because I'm including Suikoden Tactics here. I'm not including the Suiko Gaidens, although it would've been nice to fill the gaps between II & III. Never mind... If the PSP Suikoden I & II compilation ever makes its way across the Pacific, there may be some hope of seeing an English-language version of the two gaidens. In the meantime, we'll just have to make do with SuikoSource's translations.

I haven't finished V or Tactics yet. Tactics got sidelined by Disgaea and yet another playthrough of Shining Force III and I got serious s-RPG burn-out after that! got to about chapter 14 or so. I got Suiko V a week before I got Kingdom Hearts II and found KH to be much more -pick-up-and-playable than SuikV. I think I'll restart V. I know I missed a lot of characters, so it's probably best to cut my losses and start again... I'm planning on going back to both as soon as I get through Dragon Quest VIII and FF XII.

Order of preference?

1) Suikoden II
2) Suikoden
3)Suikoden III
4)Suikoden V
5)Suikoden Tactics
6)Suikoden IV

Bearing in mind that I haven't finished V yet, and I've found that Suikodens tend to get really good when the plot twists start kicking in!
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2007, 02:42:52 AM »

Can I get some end game log time estimates for Suikoden IV, V, and Tactics, e.g., a rough estimate of how long it should take to complete them?

I've these three on my shelves right now; played Suikoden III, didn't really keep my interest after an hour, but I still would've preferred to finish it, except it has since then become rare.

The Suikoden series has never struck me as games that you play, so much as it is for the plot and music; the "Auto Battle" function pretty much negates the purpose of even having battles.

I actually like Suikoden IV for the turn-based strategy ship battles, and the duel scenes; anything similar is pretty unique to RPGs. They do a pretty good job of fitting you into the main character's role, convincing you that you're actually a soldier.

Suikoden V seems like it'll have a rivetting plot, if only for the one hour I tested it out. In this game, they do a pretty good job of fitting you into a role of royalty! And the political intrigue is some of the best in the genre.

Tactics seems like a pretty bare-bones strategy RPG. Lord knows I've already had my share of console SRPGs, but I'll still end up playing it, since I'm thinning out my backlog, and it's going to be awhile before anything else I'm actually interested becomes released, on current or next gen consoles.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2007, 02:47:43 AM »

Getting every character:

S3 takes about 35 to 40 hours, possibly less if you use a guide.

S4 takes 25 to 30 hours.

ST takes about 50 if you do all the quests. I played that game for a shitlong time though.

S5 takes around 70 to 80 hours because they upped the difficulty for character recruitment.

And just for the record, the Suikodegaiden games SUCK. I have them in my collection but they SUCK.
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2007, 02:48:37 AM »

Quote from: "Alisha"
in my opinion suikoden is pretty medicore.


Let me be next to ask....

Do you like anything?
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2007, 02:56:53 AM »

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S4 takes 25 to 30 hours.

Wow, really? Less than 50 hours for a Suikoden game?? Never thought I'd see the day!
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2007, 03:25:34 AM »

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Quote from: "Alisha"
in my opinion suikoden is pretty medicore.


Let me be next to ask....

Do you like anything?

To be fair, I really don't see this as a series that would've entertained her. She's purely for gameplay, and while Suikoden's generally serviceable and sorta fun... Without the plot and characters you're left with, depending on the installment an average or slightly sub-par RPG with a character recruitment gimmick.

I hope you're being sarcastic Bernhardt.
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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2007, 04:47:17 AM »

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Based on his name being a fairly immature reference to Worms and his applauding of the first person aspect of Suiko4, I think we can be pretty sure that someone turned upside down a PC gaming form, shook it, and this little guy accidently fell out and into this one.

Go back to your home donkey boy!


typical american, if someone has a different opinion, you tell them to get out.
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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2007, 04:49:34 AM »

How do you know he's an American?

Maybe he's Russian. Or Italian. Maybe French.

You fucking racist.
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2007, 04:50:59 AM »

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How do you know he's an American?

You know he's not now. He just called him an American, and whenever THAT happens in an internet argument they turn out to be Canadian. Or one of your examples.
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2007, 04:52:17 AM »

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Quote from: "Prime Mover"
Based on his name being a fairly immature reference to Worms and his applauding of the first person aspect of Suiko4, I think we can be pretty sure that someone turned upside down a PC gaming form, shook it, and this little guy accidently fell out and into this one.

Go back to your home donkey boy!


typical american, if someone has a different opinion, you tell them to get out.


Get out.
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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2007, 04:54:17 AM »

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To be fair, I really don't see this as a series that would've entertained her. She's purely for gameplay, and while Suikoden's generally serviceable and sorta fun... Without the plot and characters you're left with, depending on the installment an average or slightly sub-par RPG with a character recruitment gimmick.


I wouldn't say that's quite fair....I quite like the battle system in Suiko.
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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2007, 04:56:16 AM »

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Quote from: "Prime Mover"
Based on his name being a fairly immature reference to Worms and his applauding of the first person aspect of Suiko4, I think we can be pretty sure that someone turned upside down a PC gaming form, shook it, and this little guy accidently fell out and into this one.

Go back to your home donkey boy!


typical american, if someone has a different opinion, you tell them to get out.


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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2007, 05:11:23 AM »

Nah, I looked up his IP.  He's Australian.

G'day mate.  Let's keep this thread clean, kids.
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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2007, 05:14:52 AM »

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Nah, I looked up his IP.  He's Australian.

G'day mate.  Let's keep this thread clean, kids.

Who, Prime Mover or concrete donkey? If the former, that figures. Of course he wouldn't be any of the examples we actually cite, he'd be something else entirely!

If concrete donkey though, for some reason I pegged him as British. I guess I wasn't /too/ far off.
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