Summary: While Konami’s Suikoden III got decent reception when it saw its release in Japan and North America, some lamented that it felt somewhat out of place in the franchise, given its unique approach to storytelling. The creator of the series left development on the third game towards its end, leaving the development team on its own to produce a follow-up, Suikoden IV, which somewhat returns the series to its roots, and though it’s had its share of critics and polarization of...
Summary: I grew up on this game. I don't have to buy it to tell you that it is really, really good. I have never beaten it, unfortunately, because I never had time (I always rented it). I do plan to buy this game when I get the chance, and I recommend it to anyone else who loves a good RPG with a deep story of politics, betrayal, and rebellion.
Summary: For most Suikoden fans out there, Suikoden IV is the unloved child of the family. For reasons that remain unclear to me, IV has gotten a really bad rap. But let me reveal the truth: Suikoden IV is a solid addition to the Suikoden line. You start out as a silent hero who dreams of becoming a Gaien Knight along with your best friend Snowe Vingerhut and your other friends (who's names I can't remember at the moment).
Summary: After playing Suikoden III, I was excited to see this come out. I was badly disappointed for a number of reasons. First of all, the mute main character. It's hard to feel for a main character who's dialouge consists of '...', especially when so much of this game is supposed to be about the character. Also, for a large portion of the beginnng of the game, you will have two companions that you selcted from a group of four.
Summary: Having played Suikoden 1-5 I can say that 4 is by far the weakest. I didn't care about any of the characters, and got sick of being in a big stupid boat. Sea battles were kind of fun, sea travel was tedious, and over all this was by far the weakest of the series in almost every aspect. I would rate them best to worst as: 2, 1, 3, 5, 4. 2 stars might be being generous but any Suikoden is still better than many rpgs out there.