Summary: Suikoden Tactics completely outdoes IV. The style and character play is alot more entertaining. Not to mention the storylines and quests you are able to complete. I enjoyed the battles in this format much better than that in IV. They should stick to this style.
Summary: I made it almost all the way through this game, and then just stopped playing it. The story started to get stale, and you had to spend way too much time just running errands in order to get money, items, and new heroes. The formations and fighting were good, but at times it seemed like there were areas that should not be accessible for the level you are at, because the monsters are way more powerful than you.