The Suikoden series. The mere mention of the name “Suikoden” will draw hardcore JRPG fans out of the woods, and into epic ramblings about how great the first two titles were. Personally, the third iteration of the series remains my favorite one. Suikoden V would end up being the last title in the long running… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Suikoden IV
Suikoden fans have been clamoring for a successor, or at least a remastered collection of Suikoden titles for years now. The upcoming Eiyuden Chronicles, is as close as fans of the series will get to a much-anticipated sequel. What started as a Kickstarter project by Rabbit and Bear Studios. Has now found a publisher, and… Continue reading 505 to Publish Suikoden Spiritual Successor Eiyuden Chronicles
Released in 1996 on the original PlayStation, Suikoden found commercial (on a small scale), and critical success nearly a year before Final Fantasy VII opened the mainstream market for games in the genre. For many PlayStation owners, Suikoden was their first RPG on the system. To others, their first good RPG on the systems as Beyond… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Suikoden
Konami, a once upon time powerhouse in console gaming, with massive AAA franchises such as Metal Gear Solid and, Castlevania unders its portfolio made news waves when it pulled out of the console space back in 2015. It was a bit of a shocking move, as the company wanted to redirect its efforts to what… Continue reading Konami Trademarks Suikoden, and Goemon. Will it Return to Consoles?
The Suikoden Series hasn’t made the transition to modern consoles; Suikoden I+II are legendary, mostly because they are hard finds unless you go on e-bay. There are also many Suikoden spin offs on different systems. Konami definitely had, at least until the 3rd installment, a decent RPG franchise. Suikoden 3 made its debut on the… Continue reading Suikoden IV (PS2) Review
Speechless…That’s is how Suikoden 3 left me. I am one of the few who had played and finished the original Suikoden some 7-8 years ago. That game was good, it was one of the very first RPGs for the PS1 and it featured the at the time unprecedented ability to recruit 108 characters, to fight… Continue reading Suikoden 3 (PS2) Review
Old Classic Still Has Some Fire Left In It Suikoden wasn’t the PS1’s first RPG, but for all intent and purposes it should have been. Beyond the Beyond was the title that beat Suikoden out of the gates, and it was a god awful title that did nothing to elevate the genre into the 32… Continue reading Suikoden (PS1) Review