Excerpt: Of all the role-playing games I’ve ever conquered, it’s safe to say that Suikoden III boasts the greatest plot I’ve ever seen captured on a console. By far. From the minute I starting playing, I found myself enthralled with a story of diverse races of people (and demihumans) attempting to overcome...
Excerpt: Who's right and wrong in war is a matter of perspective. Suikoden III makes this point well as it tells the story of three major characters involved in the hostilities between the Grasslanders and the Zexen Federation.
Pros: Trinity Sight System is great way to tell story, Huge story with lots of characters, Multiple battle types adds depth to game, Solid challenge
Cons: Battlefield placement could be more strategic, Certain segments of the story are too slow, Midi music feels weak
Excerpt: This fall the third game in the Suikoden series hit the Playstation 2. The game hasn’t received as much attention as some of the PS2’s other greats, like Final Fantasy X and Kingdom Hearts , but it’s one of the best RPGs released this year.
Excerpt: Konami is not a new name in the electronic game community. Other series such as Silent Hill and Castlevania are but a few titles under their belt, and with the latest installment of the Suikoden series, RPGers are given another chance to experience the grace of that which Konami pulled off so well...
Excerpt: And what would a Suikoden game be without the 108 stars? Just like the past two games, there is an opportunity to collect all 108 characters for you cause, and just like those previous games, you also get quite a bonus for doing so.
Excerpt: I recently had the chance to play bits and pieces of the recently released RPG Suikoden III . Although I've been unfortunate enough to have never played a game in the Suikoden series, my first impressions of this title are quite good.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The PS2 has seen a bunch of RPGs in the past few months, and although I have not yet played XenoSaga (another promising title), I believe it is safe to say that Suikoden III is easily the best RPG I've played in the past few years, with the exception of Final Fantasy X.
Summary: 2002 had a number of RPGs and for the most part all were good. But none stand out as clearly as Konami’s . After viewing this game at E3 2002 I was at first a little worried. How would the game transition in to 3-D? How would the Trinity Sight system work? Would the story be as good as past games?