"So in Suikoden Tierkreis, you save the world from a mad god and the nation of zealots who worship him. Your team of "starbearers" are clearly in the right the whole time, and most of your enemies, with dreams based in selfishness or fanaticism, are clearly in the wrong. The nameless hero, a village boy whose origins are mysterious, is far too simpleminded to engage in political intrigue so the game pays shallow lip service to the concept. His simple nature and devil-may-care attitude also means personal troubles elude him completely. There are glimmers of past brilliance in the story-a handful of villains have complex motivations, for example-but this is largely JRPG 101, complete with horrible voice acting."