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Suikoden V (PS2)

Suikoden V (PS2)
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45 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Suikoden V (PlayStation 2)

 

The 108 stars of destiny are a mysterious bunch, wildly disparate individuals each born under the auspices of their own celestial house. Whether they're warriors or wizards, merchants or manservants, successfully recruiting the 108 stars is at the core...

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Suikoden V

 

Another issue in the game is the camera. While Konami attempted to give players a choice in camera, the two zoomed in angles are almost impossible to play with. Any players will find themselves bumping into objects if they don't use the standard...

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Suikoden V

 

There were ominous signs everywhere I looked. Not only did things kick off with the main character sailing down a river (oh no, more water!), but also for the first few hours everything moved along at a glacial pace with mundane plot point after plot...

The story is superb from beginning to end, with some twists even grizzled old veterans like myself won't see coming ; The primary characters are much more interesting this time around ; Six-man battles are back and better than ever ; Patterned after...

The fixed camera can be annoying at times ; Some areas are simply big for the sake of being big, not because they hold anything interesting. Dungeons can also be repetitive at times ; The interface is a little too retro

Despite a few problems, Suikoden V is an excellent RPG that old-school fans in particular will love. Searching for all 108 Stars of Destiny is as addictive as ever, battles are tolerable again, and the storyline ranks among the best the genre has ever...

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Suikoden V on Playstation 2

 

Back to the Future

Suikoden V comes out at an awkward time, however. With so much buzz surrounding Kingdom Hearts 2, it is something like the Sudeki to Fable, or the Balders Gate: Dark Alliance to Final Fantasy X, an all-around solid game that gets overshadowed by one...

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Suikoden V

 

A lengthy, well put-together RPG which returns to the series' roots.

Since Suikoden V has a more old school feel to it, veteran gamers will probably enjoy the title most. Overall the game is very good, the story is intriguing with enough twists and political intrigue to keep most anyone glued to their TV while playing...

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Suikoden V preview

 

With Suikoden V on the horizon, it's time to recap and preview the critically acclaimed RPG series. Defined by its unique style, wonderful dialogue, and highly praised tactical battle system, this series has been a little under the radar (especially...

Konami's traditional expert handling of this franchise (Suikoden IV the glaring exclusion from excellence) should produce another winner when this game comes to North America. February 23rd is the announced Japanese release date, with the US and...

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Suikoden V

 

After the debacle that was

Konami has redeemed itself with flying colors with Suikoden V. While the gameplay does stutter now and again, it remains solid and is backed up by a quality story and great sound. The disappointment comes in the absolutely terrible graphics engine...

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Suikoden V

 

It's been nearly 10 years since Konami introduced the world to Suikoden, the critical-darling RPG series that may not be as glossy as the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest titles of the world, but certainly delivers everything fans of the genre enjoy. It...

Six-member battle parties allow for more options and variety ; Graphic look of the game is best effort yet for the series ; Longer story than any previous installment

Opening hours congested with pointless party-changes and tons of storytelling ; No special content based off game save of previous installment ; Too many battles can be finished in one round, making boss battles a stark contrast in difficulty level

Suikoden V returns the series to its roots! Well worth buying, unless you don’t care for the series or RPGs in general.

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Suikoden V - ps2

 

Let me be plain: Suikoden V is damn good. The story is one of the very best in all of gaming, even surpassing some of the previous Suikoden titles in its intricacy and brilliance with its complex, realistic characters and motives, and a plot that draws...

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Suikoden V Review

 

Suikoden IV returns the long running role-playing game series to its roots.

In the end does the Suikoden series proud, as it had seemed to be drowning, this puppy has been brought back to shore, and resuscitated. It does a lot of things well, and is by far the best PS2 Suikoden game produced. The storyline feels refreshing,...

Product Specifications

Suikoden V is a role-playing adventure filled with mystery and suspense. In the land of Falena, a prosperous and beautiful country governed by the matriarchy and the benevolent power of the Sun Rune, civil unrest arises and the queen is forced to use the Sun Rune to quell the uprising, but at what cost? Journey as the prince in an expansive quest uncovering the mysteries surrounding the Sun Rune, the civil unrest and the dark intent of an unknown power in the greatest Suikoden saga yet!

Game

Elements:Role playing game (RPG) - console-style RPG
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:12+
PEGI Rating Exception:Finland 11+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren gem

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Konami
Model:V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Suikoden

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 2
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - role playing game (RPG)