Characters will also acquire new skills, weapon upgrades, and ability-enhancing equipment as the game progresses. The outcome of the game depends on how many people you can recruit to your side. The original Suikoden 1 and 2 battle system 6 character party included has been expanded with different formations, and allows you to use 3 runes on each character like Suikoden 3. Battle within Suikoden V is great! Suikoden V has lived up to its predecessors. The scenes, though great, are jerky. Thankfully this all improves later, and you'll also start seeing a lot less cut scenes, which means less horrid voice acting as well. We do not factor unsold items into our prices.
Learning that your allies can accidentaly be fataly wounded during the war scenes if your team if caught by an attack against its weakness and the level of the character is too low, for example : Luc and Sheena both perished on my first try of the battles against the crazy dandy psycopath with carnivorous plants crawling all over his castle. I won't take a lot of time in describing the story in depth, but here is a very brief summery. You'll remember this game for many years to come. It isn't necessarily horrid music, that award goes to Suikoden 3, but it's not very good music either. After an uprising, the queen is likked and your little sister is being held againat her will.
Players are tasked to explore the lands of Falena, gather allies and become stronger to ultimately bring back peace and prosperity. It's such a huge improvement over Suikoden 4. The graphics and story are excellent and the game is very involved. So if you are a suikoden fan and you don't have this game, shame on you. The story that Suikoden tells though is one that held my full attention from start to finish. Auto-battle returns from previous entries which helps remove tedium from some of the grind, and additional party formations which affect stats and abilities add an extra layer of strategy that you should definitely not ignore! Graphics: The graphics is this game is nothing short of amazing.
This sounds great at first, until you realize the battle system wasn't originally designed for that at all, leading to old runes+combinations being incredibly cheap. The programmers really screwed up on this one. Rune of Punishment and all that. But it's still pretty damn good for Suikoden. Welcome back to The Game Collection! But that's the beauty of it. The game takes several hours of play to get to the real action.
Well that's it from me. Konami had a masterpiece in its wake when they released Suikoden. But suffice it to say the game is a very emotionally driven one, in the great tradition of the titles that preceded it. In any case, Suiko V is an amazing game on its own. I played till about 75% of the game , then just stopped. Lots of good twist, lots or character involvement and everything you could want in a story.
Konami estimates Suikoden V to be its largest game in the series to date, with real-time battles involving hundreds of troops, cinematic cut-scenes complete with spoken dialogue, multiple endings, surprising plot developments, and a branching storyline. During an uprising before the events of the game, the Queen donned the Sun Rune, a true rune that grants immeasurable power, but is causing her to slowly lose her mind to the power of the sun rune. Many Suikoden fans will be happy to see that your party can consist of up to 6 characters who can participate in battle, plus up to three extra characters in your entourage, who can perform support roles such as provide healing during battles, increase potch earned after battles, and perform services like item appraisal, trading in items for potch, or providing skill training. I'm so so glad they did this. The game itself was formed of a group of 108 characters who were linked together by having been born Under the sign of the 108 stars of destiny.
Overall: Suikoden fans or not, get this game now!! The game also forces you to team up with some of the sleaziest slime-balls in video game history, but the relief you feel when you've finally won your heard-earned freedom and finally get to start building up your base is something that just cannot be beaten. All is not well in the Queendom, however. Suikoden V started off its life as a gaiden, or side-story to the Suikoden series. Perhaps this was for the better, because Suikoden V was to me, and to many others, a return to form for the series! Game play is probably the game's best feature, once it's done giving you uber allies that can't be killed at least. In the land of Falena, a prosperous and beautiful country governed by the matriarchy and the benevolent power of the Sun Rune, civil unrest arises and the queen is forced to use the Sun Rune to quell the uprising, but at what cost? In Suikoden you play as the Royal Prince of the Queendom of Falena, a country governed by the matriarchal Queen Arshtat.
Certain units have advantages over others with the usual rock paper scissors system. The duels are also very cool. Well it's because of the real time. I am surprised no one has posted nay comments about it so far. To put an end to the unrest, the ruling queen has turned to the power of the kingdom's Sun Rune, an act that involves more than she bargained for. The game contains political commentary that's I think is well written and timeless, and feels just as relevant today as ever, if not even more so than when the game was released. It definitely lost the Suikoden feeling totally.
Gameplay: We're back to Suikoden 1 and 2 again folks: 6 characters in battle. Thus begins a quest that involves forming a six-character party from a pool of more than 60 playable heroes and engaging in epic battles against a wide assortment of armies and creatures. Each time one comes out, I get it as quickly as I can. Historic sales data are completed sales with a buyer and a seller agreeing on a price. It is challenging yet not to the point of impossible. The music isn't worth mentioning much, the games best music is old remixes from Suikoden 1. If Suikoden V was a book, you might call it a page-turner.