Suikoden: The Greatest JRPG Series Ever Made?

Patrick Loxley:
"The Suikoden Revival Movement is an ever expanding community made up of Suiko-fans from all over the globe. Many of the movement’s followers are keen to express their unwavering love for the series and to share their personal experiences of the game with the Konami community. We here at Konami UK were more than thrilled to receive a selection of guest articles, hand picked by the Suikoden Revival Movement team, detailing how Suikoden has helped inspire people from every corner of the world. The guest article below comes from aspiring games designer, Patrick Loxley and outlines the continual impact the Suikoden series has had on his life from childhood to present day."

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LightDiego1383d ago

I never played a Suikoden game, sadly, i need to fix that somehow.

3-4-51381d ago

I have Suikoden 1 on my PSP I still need to play, and also finish Suikoden Teirkries....

I wish they would re-release a HD package of Suikoden 1-5 + Suikoden Tactics for like $100.

kalkano1383d ago

No. Final Fantasy 6-10 cemented that title for the FF series. But, Suikoden is definitely one of the best.

Borma1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Can't really go wrong with either of those. To me it's a tie between Suikoden and Shining Force. I absolutely loved both series'.

Edit: And to your other point kalkano, with the Indie scene growing to new heights, it would be great to see a spiritual successor to these series' through Kickstarter maybe.

kalkano1381d ago

Final Fantasy and Shining Force are my two favorite series'. Unfortunately, it would be an understatement to say I'm not real fond of the current state of either series.

Hover over my avatar with your mouse. I've felt that way for about a decade. And, it's really not a problem with those two companies; it's a problem with the whole industry.

Borma1381d ago

Oh neat. I had no idea you could hover over someone's profile image and get a message/saying with it. Yea though I hear you on the state of those series and the industry, it's a bummer. Helpful bubble as well for the Avatar thing lol.

NukaCola1381d ago

Just FF 6-10?

No love for the formers? I think FF IV is one of the best JRPGs ever.

Godmars2901381d ago

Unfortunately, FF has gone too far over the cinematic route. Suikoden was a better model for what JRPGs should have been.

kalkano1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

^ 1-5 are all good games. But, I think 6-10 are all MASTERPIECES.

Edit: This was supposed to be @NukaCola.

kalkano1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

"It doesn't need AAA title style graphics, it just needs to be the Suikoden which we know and love."

I fully agree, but also want to add a word of caution. If there were a Suikoden revival, I think it would need to have a production value at least equal to the Playstation 2 games in the series, but in HD. It would basically be a mid-tier game, which the industry is BADLY missing.

I feel like anything less than that would be begging for failure.

Gardenia1381d ago

For me Suikoden 2 is one of the best JRPG's I have ever played. Still waiting for it to come to PSN

kenpachii1381d ago

I have played Suikoden 3 like 4 times, dont have time to play more and has a lot of walking on foot ? (EG is not my first so i guess that the word), aside of this is one of top JRPG on ps2, Suikoden 2 was also good but i dont have a Ps1.

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