Despite its faults, Suikoden Tierkreis puts everything together just right. Players are treated to a solid story, interesting characters, and a unique feel shared only by other Suikoden games. Even though the challenge is light and the battle system isn't totally balanced, this game excels at creating a solid experience. Though not totally unique, Tierkreis does a fine job at maintaining the feel of the original series and welcoming new players. It falls short of becoming something truly special, but Suikoden Tierkreis manages to deliver a solid experience.