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. I won't spoil it, but if you're looking for story continuity between the three games, going for the bonus is certainly worth it to know what happened with the main antagonist.
Excerpt: Back in 1996, before the days of Final Fantasy VII, Konami decided to branch out from the Castlevania series and try their hand at a 2D RPG. With intriguing characters and an above average battle system, the game became successful enough to spawn two sequels. Suikoden III is the debut of the series on the Playstation2, so expectations were unfairly high.