Why You Should Play Suikoden II, One Of The Best RPGs Ever Made

Kotaku - For a certain subset of gamers, today is big. Really big. Like, the biggest day in years.

That's all thanks to Saturday's surprise reveal that Konami and Sony are teaming up to do something fans have been begging them to do for almost a decade now: today, Suikoden II is out on PSN.

I honestly never thought I'd write those words. "Suikoden II is out on PSN." But here we are, and finally, today's gamers can play one of the world's finest role-playing games without pulling out the old PS1 and wasting a small fortune on eBay. You can now buy a copy of Suikoden II that can run on both PS3 and Vita for the damn reasonable price of $10. And you really, really should.

Lucreto3452d ago (Edited 3452d ago )

Okay people BUY THIS GAME.

Forget your backlog and put this at the top of the list to play.

I am loving all the attention Suikoden has been getting since Saturday. I just hope it continues.

3-4-53452d ago

Just downloaded Suikoden 1&2 on my Vita.

Been waiting for this for years.

GokuSolosAll3452d ago

I just bought it. The first was a flawed masterpiece, so here's hoping it fixed those issues holding the original back. I'll be playing tomorrow.

dudeOplenty3452d ago (Edited 3452d ago )

play the first one first, then use the save to carry over to suikoden 2 for some extra content. THEN play Metal Gear Solid and have Psycho Mantis ask you if you've been playing Suikoden.

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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.