Rated 8 out of 10 by DarkWolfie Just rent and see!
o.k let me get down to da niddy griddy it had all the qulities to expect in these they of rpg games they had tragedy, love, action, rivialry and suffering. yeah i enjoyed the storyline but the it kinda gets on your nerves. ok they had some secenes where the characters would talk which kinda caught me off gaurd then they had scences where they did not which personally made me mad if they could talk part of the time why not all the times you know what im sayin. it a simple fun game to help pass the time. a game where you could jump in and not no a single thing about the game or series and play and pick up on whats going on. i was not lost through out the story and liked it i was skeptical because i thought it would be like some other game i played (name left unsaid) but it truned out to be acctually fun. but it you want to know what t s like just rent it or buy it and see. the music was fair to listen to so yeah i enjoyed it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Madfoxone1326 This Game is Great!!!!
I have played alot of RPGs in my time. I even played the original final fantasy for NES but this is one of the most well made RPGs in a long time. Not only is the beautiful graphics for the Nintendo DS put together but the game play is another thing that is well made. It is funny to say but the story line being read to you by the characters is something that has died out and it is great that is back and I can actually enjoy the story instead of reading it. I wish they would make more games like this and it is a shame that not many people know about this. I also found that the way they put the action in the game is pretty in genius because it takes away the feeling of repetitiveness from an old style RPG. Like I said this is by far one of the best RPGs to come to the Nintendo DS in a long time. I love this GAME !!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by klao94 Great Game
I haven't played any of the other Suikoden games in the series, so I wouldn't know, but this game is great. When I first saw the cover, I thought it was going to be good, but after watching the trailer, I lost all my doubts about this game. The graphics are beautiful; the anime cut scenes were a nice addition to the game. I liked how you could do combo attacks with your team members and had support characters. They had nice background music to match what was happening in the storyline. The voice acting was decent (though sometimes they spoke so fast like they were in a rush) and I didn't mind having them narrate the story occasionally. I've tried many RPGs and didn't get very far in most of them, mostly because of loss of interest or that I got stuck. But this is one of the first games that got me hooked, after Pokemon.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Ysopet An okay game !
to be honest, I've been a bit disappointed by this game. The Suikoden game suite on PS2 offered more flexibility and more character's customization than this one. I'm still playing this game, but the story is very linear and the only possible character customization is by choosing the weapons/armors/powers. This might not seems so bad, but in fact it doesn't offer a great deal of choices.The story by itself is interesting. The graphics are okay but not outstanding. The interface is easy to learn.The big drawback is the level of challenge, which isn't great. It's more like an adventure on which you click on the buttons to advance gradually...Overall, nothing in this game has been surprising thus far. I've play it for about 4 hours, in small periods, without much hope to see it become better...
Rated 0 out of 10 by Maesenko Can't wait is an understatement.
I've been a fan of the Suikoden series since I picked up Suikoden III a few years back, and let me tell you something, this game is certainly on my pre-order list. I've been checking the official page for updates daily, seeing the new characters and hearing some of the music, even watching some of the gameplay and interviews with vocal cast. Genso Suikoden Tierkreis has really been shaping up well, even though it has some major differences from the rest of the series. For one, the characters can equip any weapon, and there is no blacksmith anymore as far as I have seen. The question of how well the touch screen will function somewhat confuses me, but the display in battle is quite efficient. Like I said before, this game is on my pre-order list, and will definitely be consuming much of my free time.
Rated 10 out of 10 by wtfelmo1 BEST RPG Next to Pokemon
I have to say when i saw the trailer for this i was like dang, and then i brought it and wow i got hooked. The storyline is amazing and the characters look amazing and thats not the best part. Just like any normal RPG games it has Voice-action and it actually with the works and its pretty amazing. The battle play is good to you can do combo's with your team and do counter with teammates not only that you can have someone be a supporter and their job it to heal one teammate each round so it saves you the trouble of healing each member. I haven't played it online yet but i bet that is pretty amazing this game will have you up all night not wanting to put it down it such a good game. So if your looking for a good RPG or your first RPG game for your DS then get this one you won't regert it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by NIte Breaker Suikoden series is amazing
The Suikoden series has always been one of the greats. Ever since I played Suikoden II when I was young, I was hooked. I have always bought the Suikoden games which were always great. I'm sure this one will be no different. It'll definitely have the 108 Stars of Destiny that all previous games have (how can they come up with so many characters?!). As well as an immersive storyline and great gameplay. I am sad that some of old features including duels and armies will be left out, but they are minor in comparison to the rest of the game. For those new to Suikoden, I would definitely recommend buying it. I'm sure if it sells enough, they might even consider sending us Suikoden I and II for the DS! It would be a dream come true.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Mr.Awesome758 Terrific
Since the release of the Nintendo DS there have been numerous RPG games released for it. But most of them aren't good, but Suikoden Tierkreis is one of the few that are must buy for anyone. The graphics have a cartoonish style but look good, there is english voice work that is surprisingly good. A long RPG game that will keep you playing for hours on end. Sounds good on a handheld. Controls easy, like a normal RPG game but it still a really good one. Mostly only the bosses offer a challenge. Tons of characters to use and customize. Stories good but not great. If you regularly play RPG games Suikoden Tierkreis is absolutely for you but if you only sometimes play RPG games you should at least give Suikoden Tierkreis a try, it's worth your time.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Flesh Infection Surprisingly good
I did not expect much from a DS RPG and lately I figured I was losing interest in RPG's, but I was quite surprised with this one. The storyline is excellent I feel like I can relate to the characters in the game. The animated cut scenes are awesome and the voice over dialog from time to time is nice. The battle system is your typical RPG style which is not anything special. You can also equip different weapons and armor combinations to each character to make their battle style different from other characters. The sound isnt anything special aside from alot of voice dialog. You can use the stylus or the regular controls if you wish. I don't exactly enjoy the stylus but depending on where you play its a nice change to just tap stuff. The top screen displays a nice picture of the area you are currently located in and during battles it will show the status of your party members. Every now and then a member will say something and it will pop up on the top screen. The bottom screen is where all the action takes place and whats cool is that each weapon has its own set of attack display so it doesnt get too dull. overall I would definitely recommend this game to any RPG fan especially to those who dislike religion and cults...(youll know what i mean when you play)
Rated 10 out of 10 by WhiteRabbit17 Suikoden Modernized
Fans to the Suikoden Storyline will enjoy this DS installment. Plot, as with all the prior games remains the same. You collect 108 Satrs of Destiny in order to fight the wickeds of the world. Magic is slightly different however, as each "Book" which contains a Rune instead is given to everyone within the Castle, blessing them with a distinctive Magically power. Magic itself remains still an enhancement to meleec ombat, as with the Suikoden tradition. Along with collecting all 108 Stars, there is enough fun activities in teh game to keep you quite entertained. I love the Suikoden Series, from Suikoden II (Top 3 fave games ever), all the way to present, so this was an enjoyable taste of what I hope is more in the series to come.