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  • Summary: Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis expands the bounds of the handheld RPG. Featuring the franchise's established gameplay while maximizing the technological capabilities of the DS to provide all-new online elements, this epic RPG consists of many cinematic experiences that drive the grand storyline of the 108 Stars of Destiny as they battle to thwart the powerful One King. Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, Suikoden: Tierkreis offers a rich online community experience that allows players to send their characters on quests that other members of the community will complete for them, eventually returning the player to their party with new abilities and treasures. With its grand adventure and larger than life scale, this story is told through rich animation sequences and a gripping dialogue, allowing gamers to fully immerse themselves and experience the world of Suikoden. For the first time ever, players begin with the last three members of the Stars of Destiny and are tasked with resurrecting the other 104 in order to restore order in the universe and defeat the almighty One King. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Suikoden Tierkreis isn’t perfect, but its strengths more than make up for its few weaknesses.
  2. 87
    A compelling narrative, wonderful soundtrack, and likable characters all overcome the many flaws that the game bears and makes it an incredibly memorable entry in the Suikoden saga.
  3. The game's frequent annoyances sometimes threaten to get in the way of a great game, but it's undeniable that Suikoden Tierkreis is definitely great.
  4. 80
    From it's impressive presentation to addictive nature, Suikoden: Tierkreis is a journey worth taking for role playing fans - even if you're bound to come across a few bumps along the way.
  5. Although Suikoden Tierkreis may not have been the most deep or immersive RPG to hit the DS in recent months, I have to say that I was impressed with the effort.
  6. Tierkreis might not be the best game in the Suikoden saga, but even with its minor flaws it still manages to be one the best classical RPG games available for the Nintendo DS.
  7. Suikoden Tierkreis manages to feel like a Suikoden game on a handheld, and it deserves respect for that. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel like a good Suikoden game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 8, 2011
    10
    This game is my favorite.to me this game is the best jrpg game yet.i'd rather play as a girl but the main character is a boy which i had to stick with.obviously.when i started the game i thought it wasnt nice but when i continued to play it more i totally did not want to stop.i like the fact that you can have a castle and name it,you can have you're own company and name it.when i finished the game it was an awesome ending.and i learned something from this game that helped me in my daily life.you'll now it when you play it. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2012
    9
    This is one of the best DS RPG's I've played in a long time. The game is epic in size and presentation. What it manages to achieve on the tiny DS cart is outstanding to say the least. Practically every conversation is voice recorded, that is an achievement in itself. The voice acting however is hit and miss at the best of times. Most characters lend a great voice to the cast, however a few really drag it down. It's a shame that one of the few voices that aggravate happens to belong to the protagonist. The voice skips a mile a minute, it's so fast that I was thankful text accompanied it to be able to tell what was being said. Gameplay wise the game is really solid, sometimes you may encounter a bit of grind in order to get past some of the harder bosses, but this was never too laborious or tedious and was almost a breath of fresh air, as most RPG's made these days tend to make enemies far too easy to defeat. The random encounters, however, seem to be too frequent and do get on the annoying side. The story is fantastic and is constantly throwing twists and turns at the gamer, the length of the story is incredible for a DS RPG too. The graphics are average in battle and outside of it, nothing ever really wows the gamer as character models and backgrounds are so - so. The art style makes up for the lack in technical ability in the graphics department. Overall this is one of the best DS RPG's i've played and is most definitely a game i'd recommend to everyone who owns the system, good luck finding it on shelves though. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2014
    9
    This is the best DS jrpg i've ever played.
    I should admit that the main Scenario is not really great.
    However the video game soundtracks
    and characters are brilliantly good.
    (The sound quality is awful because it's DS game. but i cannot complain about that.. right?)
    I was disappointed on Suikoden franchise because 3,5 were really bad(i have'not played 4).
    But this game gave me back interest on Suikoden franchise.
    So i give 9 out of 10 for this game.
    If i compare this game to pc and other console rpg games, the score will be 7 out of 10.

    I am really looking forward to the sequel! But please Konami.. PLEASE don't put too much Japanese culture/stuff.
    Unless you want to distribute the game in Japan only...
    Nowadays JRPG are weird.. I hope you don't follow that trend!

    Oops.. i am out of context.
    Anyway this game is awesome.
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