"Before I go, I do have a major qualm with the armor system. Visiting shops and purchasing equipment happens in every RPG, but often developers will allow you to preview status changes to your character before you drop your fantasy money on an item. Not so with Tierkreis. I'm typically a stat-junkie when it comes to these games, but I found myself winging it more often in Suikoden DS, simply because I didn't want to sell back armor I'd discovered wasn't quite what a specific character needed. It's a tad bit unforgivable, and more than a little annoying every time you have to head out to get gear."