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Yep, suikoden 5 hooked me

HC and akycha were kind enough to feed my gamer sweet tooth with Persona3 and SuikodenV. I haven't had a chance to dive into P3 yet; I tried it while visiting parents but found Mom to be a less-than-ideal spectator. Now I've jumped into Suikoden. I was thoroughly schlorped over the weekend.

I completely understand why you two like this game. Competent female characters galore! Visual and cultural bits of Japan buried in a fantasy world -- that was one of the things that hooked me on FFX -- complex plots, complex characters, magic meta and derring-do, angst hammer, and some eccentric humor to keep it from getting too heavy.

Alas, I have a hunch that the reason why I especially like this game, the plethora of competent women in authority and on the field, may be why its sales weren't great.

I've picked up Lucretia (who reminds me of Anthy) and just fought my first naval battle. Time to get back to RL and work to make up for 3 days of gaming. But thank you!

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Jan. 30th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love Suikoden V, for all the reasons you mention. The game does not hesitate to rip your heart out over and over again, and it doesn't take much to completely love everyone.
Jan. 30th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
You are entirely welcome.

I adore Lucretia, but Sialeeds -- in all her boobtastic glory -- is my favorite.

We got over 100 hours of gameplay out of S5, and the thrill of shrieking, "CANON LESBIAN!" at least once.

I suspect that you may be partially right about the sales. I also suspect that Suikoden 4, which was much less competently done, also went a ways toward killing sales for the franchise. I think that if S5 had followed S3, it would have done MUCH better.
Feb. 1st, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
Sialeeds does indeed rock. I can't help being superficial and seeing a bit of Lulu in her (partly it's the hair-over-one-eye thing).

For the canon lesbians, were you thinking of Lucretia and her guard Lelei, or are there other fine souls I have yet to meet?

Edited at 2012-02-01 08:08 am (UTC)
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