Excerpt: If Suikoden II were lackluster in any area, it would be the graphics department. It’s obvious Konami didn’t make use of the latest technology available when designing the graphics of this game. While they succeed in maintaining an old-school feel, they fail to deliver at a graphical level 90s gamers are now used to. Instead, they decided to keep two-dimensional characters, making the graphics resemble that of Suikoden .
Excerpt: "Suikoden Means War," cried the U.S. print ads for Suikoden II , though the translation was far from accurate. "Suikoden" is actually an English-Japanese transliteration for "Shui Hu Zhuan," the title of a fourteenth-century Chinese novel familiar to some as Outlaws Of The Marsh . But the mistake should be forgiven. Suikoden II is good enough to stake a new claim on an old word. It conveys the turmoil of war with the ring of truth.