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Suikoden II,the best RPG you never played, is now on PSN

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Suikoden (1)

A while back, I sold my PS3. I was done, and ready to move on. Now I hear that Suikoden II has been released on that console, as well as the PS Vita. And I feel like an amazingly massive tosspot over this missed opportunity.

So let me paint a picture for you. It’s 1998. Final Fantasy VII has been out for a while, and 1998 Darryn only has a few Rands to his name that he has saved up after some hard grafting. 1998 Darryn can’t afford Final Fantasy VII, even after washing so, so many cars and picking up dog crap in yards (people actually paid for this). But he can buy Suikoden II, a game which he has little to zero knowledge on, having only gleaned a few tidbits from arcane sources of knowledge known as “gaming magazines”.

So 1998 Darryn takes a chance, when he sees Suikoden II for sale at a rather cheap price that will leave him enough change to enjoy some sour Rascals, before the brand disappeared and returned years later with the flavour content of bull semen. And holy crap, was Suikoden II more Suweeet-oh-den II.

Suikoden (1)

The game was a masterpiece, a journey that spanned the ages but kept the action close and personal. The 2D graphics actually helped Suikoden II tell a grandiose story, even if the entire world had gone gaga thanks to Final Fantasy 7 and its polygons. It broke my heart. It made me laugh. It filled my head with story ideas that took me years to understand. And starting out as a run of the mill grunt who worked his way up to a position of power in a war for the ages, assembling my very own army from a cast of hundreds of characters and leading them into battle all combined to form one deep game.

Suikoden (2)

It was basically Pokémon with a medieval bend.

The gameplay itself was ahead of its time, a combination of hyper-quick battles and auto attacks that allowed new recruits to quickly level up alongside you. Grinding was an afterthought, although the game had some legendarily difficult boss fights. Also, you could be a chef, thanks to a cooking mini-game.

And for a $10 cover price, I’m hoping the game attracts enough new fans so that we can finally get the franchise revived. Make it so Konami.

Last Updated: December 10, 2014


  1. Bwahahaha poor Darryn, one simply do not sell your previous console. I might actually get leave this year (cough, first time in 7 years) and it will be spent on this. When it’s on PSN………. it’s not yet though.


  2. CAE9872

    December 10, 2014 at 11:46

    Man o man…you don’t sell consoles! Madness I tell you.

    Does that deserve cabbage of the week?


  3. AceZero911

    December 10, 2014 at 11:56

    Turning on PS3 now, sorry Darryn…


    • CAE9872

      December 10, 2014 at 11:57



  4. RinceThis

    December 10, 2014 at 11:59

    Thought Darryn was going to say ‘1998 Darryn only has a few hairs’ but then chuckled…


  5. JouMaSe

    December 10, 2014 at 12:00

    This was and still is the best RPG series


  6. Decembermaloy

    December 10, 2014 at 12:14

    Darryn, shut your dirty mouth!! I played up until part 3, but could never get into it (part 3). Loved part one and two. Who could EVER forget the Seeress’ name…. Leknaat 😛


    • CypherGate

      December 10, 2014 at 12:56

      LOL yes! That name lol we could never understand how on earth they gave a character the name Leknaat lol


  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 10, 2014 at 12:25

    JRPG. 11 who cares out of 10 don’t cares ;P


  8. Vogiir

    December 10, 2014 at 12:30

    just too bad its not comming on ps4. Would hav loved to replay this awsome title


  9. CypherGate

    December 10, 2014 at 12:56

    This was one of the best RPG’s Ive ever played. I miss these kinds of RPG’s.


    • shakins

      December 10, 2014 at 12:58

      Im making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do,

      >>>>>>>>>>>>> w.a?ch.??/BP85dO


  10. I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

    December 10, 2014 at 13:21

    GUYS GET THIS!!!!!!!


    • Hammersteyn

      December 10, 2014 at 13:55



  11. Gerhard Davids

    December 10, 2014 at 14:17

    This entire series is some of the hardest RPG’s I’ve played as a kid.
    Love it to bits.


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