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"Re(4):tsukiyoni saraba" , posted Fri 17 Sep 14:03
I just looked at the Suikogaiden artbook and decided that was enough. Not that it was bad, just that it was enough.
I want to write an ESSAY on how bad Suikoden 4 sucks. I don't like complaining about games so much, but this one pushed me over the edge. The makers had NO regard for the player at all, and when you lose that, then you shouldn't be making video games.
There's...like only one dungeon in the game and very VERY little gameplay, so they have to artificually increase the length of the game by making you spend HOURS AND HOURS on the overhead map in your boat. You don't know where you're going and the islands are a LONG distance from each other. In addition to that, the encounter rate is crippling. There are even enemies in the towns...at RESORTS! So you have people lounging around sipping their drinks SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS!
The music also sucks. Totally sucks. The quality sounds half as good as GS1, which is almost 10 years old now. Hmmm...what else? The plot isn't bad, but it's also limited and doesn't amount to anything.
Oh...and since there are no dungeons or anything to do really...and you have only 4 people on your team, you don't get to use any of the interesting characters you get. You get like...12 fighting characters at the end when there's NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM.
Ah, but I have to say some nice things. The animation is amazing...and I have to speak of the greatest thing ever in Suikoden...but I guess I'll give it a spoiler tag.
Spoiler (Highlight to view) -
In every Suikoden you have the chance to tell someone that you name is Schlotenheim Reinbach III...and I have NO IDEA why. (but I love it) In this game, you actually meet Reinbach II andh ave the chance to tell him that you're Reinbach III...which was just short of achieving Nirvana for me.
Also, the narcissists are delightful as usual...but they have a double move this time where they just...uhm...randomly prance about. The catch is, it's motion captured...so they put some people in a suit and had them prance about like idiots. The move takes WAY too long and makes me laugh so hard I almost die every time I do it.
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