I've played Suikoden every day for the last two weeks.[/QUOTE]
Hey, let's do something positive and constructive and turn this into a Suikoden II thread! (Mods, can you change the title to spite Jon?
How have you been liking it so far? I'm not far yet but that intro sequence tugged on my heartstrings. The combat is remarkably fast and consistently enjoyable. It reminds me a little of SMT with its large parties.
I haven't started II yet, but I'm about 8 hours into the original Suikoden. It's AWESOME. It really rides the line between 16-bit RPGs and the Final Fantasy VII era; almost like a transitional step in the genre. Everyone agrees that Suikoden II is better in every way and I. Can't. Wait. [/QUOTE]
Whoops! I misread your post. Yes, I played the original Suikoden back in 2000 something and loved it. I didn't get around to Suikoden II until recently due to the PSN release though (as I'm sure you know, it was very expensive before). I should probably replay the first one too since I don't remember a lot of it at this point.
I like that they chose to use 2D graphics. The sprites look like a very advanced 16 bit game, as you said.