Why Suikoden II is the Best Game You've Never Played

IGN - Suikoden II is now available on PSN for PlayStation 3 and Vita, several months after an ESRB rating portending its immanent arrival. The fabled RPG is a legitimate lost classic. Released in the United States in September 1999, it was overshadowed by higher-profile PlayStation releases like Final Fantasy VIII, and thus saw very limited distribution. Never reissued in America, copies on the open market currently run over a hundred dollars.

CorndogBurglar3452d ago

Don't tell me what games I have or haven't played.

Enemy3452d ago

One of the best JRPGs most people have never played. I'd kill for a new Suikoden.

Crystallis3452d ago

Even though it wasn't as big as FFVII, Jrpg fans know its right up there with it.

Also when it was released it wasn't a game missed by many even when FFVII came out.

EL Lanf3452d ago

I'm one of the rare breeds that actually prefers Suikoden I, having played it about 6 years before II and also having it teach an myself (an 8 year old) that gameplay is more important than graphics gives it more sentimental value. I liked the story more too.

Qrphe3452d ago

The graphics are actually really good in this game. There are hundreds of animations in it for the most ridiculous thing (ex: typical female villager doing laundry).

TheOnlyMastrx3452d ago

Jokes on you, I have played it! Loved these games by the way.

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-Hermit-910d ago

Dragon Quest 11 isn't even the best Dragon Quest game, it's a good game, but not the best. Dragon Quest 8 is superior to it in almost every way.

thorstein909d ago

...and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4....

I am biased.

Hofstaderman910d ago (Edited 910d ago )

OK let's end this, in order
Final Fantasy 8
Final Fantasy 7
Final Fantasy 9
Final Fantasy 6
Chrono Trigger
Legend of Dragoon
Breath of Fire 4
Breath of Fire 3
Dragon Quest 8
Dragon Quest 11
Vagrant Story
Saga Frontier 2
Chrono Cross
Suikoden 2
Threads of Fate
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy XII
Lunar 2

Jiub910d ago

Sometimes I forget how much of a powerhouse the PS1 was

MadLad910d ago

I don't play too many jrpgs, and I'm trying to diversify a bit.

Outside of FF and Dragon Quest, what two games from that list do you most recommend someone trying? Doesn't matter if it's a sequel to another game or not.

Jiub910d ago

IMO: Chrono Trigger and Suikoden II

thorstein909d ago

Octopath Traveler is really good.

BlaqMagiq1909d ago

You have Threads of Fate on there which means you get my ultimate respect. Underrated and overlooked.

Exvalos909d ago

Man your dang near spot on absolute spot on choices

Epicor909d ago

I like your top 6 a lot. I don't have the same orders but all those games would make my top 10 RPG list most likely. Number 1 for me is FFIX. It holds a special place in my heart and imo it's the perfect Final Fantasy game.

In addition I would give special mention to some western RPG's as well: Skyrim and Mass Effect 2 were iconic games. Out of JRPG's I'd like to add Disgaea 2 on that list.

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MadLad910d ago (Edited 910d ago )

Some of my personal favorites are Planescape: Torment, New Vegas, Morrowind, Kotor 2, Wasteland 3, Witcher 2, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, Deus Ex, Disco Elysium and Vampyr.

As far as jrpg, while I'm not as big a fan as I am for Western RPGs, I love Persona 3 - 5, Dragon Quest 8 and 11, Rogue Galaxy, Final Fantast 6,7, and 12; and Lost Odyssey.

LoveSpuds909d ago (Edited 909d ago )

Some quality taste in games there squire.

I'd add some Baldurs Gate 2 and Neverwinter Nights from back in the day too.

MadLad909d ago

Should have added BG2. Played through it many times over the years.

Never could get into Neverwinter Nights though. Not sure why.

Omegasyde909d ago

Loved rouge galaxy. Fav game from Level 5.

ManMarmalade910d ago

Legend of Dragoon #1 game of all time for me