Summary: Absolutely phenominal game. They really did bring this game series back from the brink that was Suikoden IV. I love the game play the length and the sheer beauty that is the scenery and everything else. The new characters, and the War Battles are absolutely well done.
Summary: I am going to breeze over gameplay in this review, because if you know RPG's and if you know Suikoden, than I don't need to explain much. Read the other reviews if you want detailed discussion on gameplay, because while it's important, I'm not the one to talk about it. (Know that the gameplay is great) The heart of any Suikoden game is the story and setting, and Suikoden V masters this utterly. You are a prince in the Queendom of Falena, a major regional power.
Summary: After Suikoden 4, i was clearly disappointed and thought at first that I would never play Suikoden 5 because I was thinking in my head that Konami finally decided to follow society and ONLY focus on graphics like any other new RPG game. But after reviewing Suikoden 5 online, I heard a lot of good reviews about so I decided to go out and buy. Surprisingly, it was very difficult to find and had to go to couple of gamesstops until I found the right place that found it.
Summary: Back to looking for another 108 stars of destiny. I rented this game as soon as it came out, after playing the other recent Suikoden games. I loved part 3 and 4 and this one was a pretty good addition but I wasn't addicted to it as I was with the others. I think it's worth a try though. Happy Gaming!
Summary: First off, let me just say that I find negative reviews for this game completely laughable. The complaints I hear all seem to revolve around reading and waiting. Dear god say it aint so. I thought they made games for people who liked leveling up but hate reading and have no patience. Aren't they called God of War? Readers do not be put off by the negative things you have heard about this game but rather judge its merits on your own. Or better yet, my standards! Wink!
Summary: This is one of the best RPGs to date - period. Part of the appeal is that few have heard of it and even fewer have played it, but there's plenty of appeal beyond that. The epic-scale land and sea battles are a treat. The characters are intelligent and memorable. The plot is comfortable but full of surprises. All in all if you like classic-style RPGs, you'd be a fool not to get this game. My only setback is how androgynous the main character is.
Summary: I must admit I was disappointed with Suikoden 4 when it came out, so I was reluctant to purchase this. However, having loved the first three games in the series I decided to give this game a shot. I am certainly glad I did, because this game brought back the fun and charm of the early versions. The plot has always been the selling point of the Suikoden series, and this version does quite well in that area.
Summary: The previous game in the series (named Suikoden IV, go figure) was in many ways disappointing. Luckily, Suikoden V rectifies many of the flaws, though it is not perfect. The biggest flaw? Missable characters. If you're familiar with the Suikoden games you will recognize the game revolves around 108 characters, or Stars of Destiny.