The Starlight Megaphone is pleased to present The Summer of Suikoden.
When Suikoden was released on the PlayStation, it became the first real competitor to Final Fantasy’s three-S dominion: storyline, soundtrack, system. As a big-company JRPG that had not been created by neither Square nor Enix, it existed as a new force in the world. Yet, despite innovating, Suikoden remained true to existing JRPG roots.
Suikoden has seen several releases. Initially available in Japan and North America on the PlayStation, it was released again (with its sequel) on the PlayStation Portable in Japan. A PlayStation Network release soon followed for all territories. Now available in disc form for around $20, and on PSN for around $5, Suikoden is widely-available.
The main storyline of Suikoden is roughly 20-25 hours long. Now we will be focusing on the entirety of the game. Post your comments on the storyline, the graphics, the soundtrack, and the battle system. Is the plot interesting? Is the translation hit-or-miss? Is it more like a fantasy novel than a crappy anime? Let us know in the comments below: share details about your playthrough experience, your favourite characters, and strategies that have helped you succeed.
Whilst this playthrough is ongoing, you may wish to visit SuikoSource, where you can find a 108 Stars guide. This guide is not a walkthrough, but rather merely a list of the 108 recruitable characters in the order they can be acquired.
Good luck, and don’t forget to comment on your playthrough!