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Suikoden II Review

The original PlayStation was host to a cavalcade of unforgettable JRPG titles, from the colossal mainstream success of Final Fantasy VII to the quiet cult classics like Guardian’s Crusade and Azure Dreams, the console gave way to a booming era for the genre. One of the more relatively unknown JRPG series of that era was Suikoden, a chinese dynasty era influenced JRPG series that excelled through its powerful storytelling, massive yet memorable expansive cast of characters an tight gameplay mechanics that feel like turn-based RPG perfected. The series has quite the following among hardcore JRPG fans and until now has been a series that I have personally never had the privilege to give a go. Jumping straight into what many call the series best game, Suikoden II, I found myself filled with deep regret. Regret that I hadn’t played this game sooner. What struck me almost instantly about Suikoden II was that the game looks just as good today as it would have 15 years ago when it was originally released. The sprite models are gorgeously …