Conclusion: Although in name you are investigating Rune Cannons, in fact you end up fighting in a proxy war between various factions of an empire with so little exposition it feels faceless. In the end, Tactics fails plot-wise even at what its most ardent fans claim – that its additional exposition to Suikoden...
Excerpt: Since Disgaea arrived on the scene, all subsequent strategy RPGS- apart from Nippon Ichi’s own- have felt lightweight in comparison to the Japanese companies strategy titles. The fact is that the developers titles are so immensely deep you’d almost think you could drown in their many elements.
Excerpt: Konami has been having trouble with some of their key franchises lately. The most recent installments of the Suikoden, Silent Hill, and non-handheld Castlevania series have been somewhat disappointing to fans.
Excerpt: Ah, Suidoken . When is this series ever going to get back on its feet? Pound for pound, I would say that the first two games in the series can hold their own against any other role-playing games (RPGs) out there. Suikoden II in particular still ranks as one of the best RPGs I've ever played, period.
Excerpt: Suikoden Tactics is a game that puts a different perspective on the events of Suikoden IV . Not only are you playing a different set of characters from that story -- but the gameplay style is also of a different genre.
Conclusion: I must admit, this game caught me completely off-guard. I still had the bitter taste of Suikoden IV in my mouth and it wouldn't come out. But this one won me over with its good characters, solid gameplay, and the redemption of a series I love.
Conclusion: proves itself to be an above average strategy RPG experience that stays true to the franchise and breaks in some new ground. Newcomers to the genre will probably get the most out of the game while veterans will notice the relative ease and simplicity of the gameplay.
Excerpt: Before you even think about playing Suikoden Tactics , you need to understand a few things. If you’re an RPG fan expecting some sort of grand, sweeping epic or a Suikoden fan expecting another chapter of searching for the 108 Stars of Destiny…you’re better off waiting for Suikoden , because Suikoden...