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Suikoden II - Anyone actually own it?


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...or, at the very least, played it?

If you don't know, the game goes for a ridiculous amount of money on ebay. I've been watching the auctions constantly for the last six months and they never go for less than $100 (and even that is low-balling the average).

I own Suikoden and Suikoden III... and that hole in the collection is bothering to a completionist such as myself . But I'm just not sure I want to spend that kind of money.

I'm curious to see how many people have played or own the game and whether they think it's worth the coin it goes for.

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I owned it and beat it - I also have an ISO of it. I'm not sure if it's worth $100, but it's an AMAZING game. IMO, way better than Suikoden I and Suikoden III. The music is godlike, the graphics are as good as sprite/poly gets for the PS1, battle system is smooth and sleek, story is amazing... etc

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My friend had it and let me borrow it once. I got pretty far into the game but never actually completed it. It had some great music, awesome storyline, and addictive game play in it. It's a shame though, my friend let someone else he knew borrow the game. That person moved away and he never saw it again.

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I owned it and beat it - I also have an ISO of it. I'm not sure if it's worth $100, but it's an AMAZING game. IMO, way better than Suikoden I and Suikoden III. The music is godlike, the graphics are as good as sprite/poly gets for the PS1, battle system is smooth and sleek, story is amazing... etc

I agree with everything zircon has said here, especially the part about the music. Some of the tunes used early on in the game didn't impress me (a few annoyed me), but those were the only ones and, luckily, songs only used in certain early scenes.

I was fortunate to pick up the game in a used game store (around $20 I believe) before it became so rare and in demand. I played Suikoden I after playing Suikoden II and, because of that, Suikoden I was a pretty big letdown. It is still a decent game, plus it was nice to play the game simply for the character histories and other connections prevalent in Suikoden II. But in my opinion it doesn't even come close to Suikoden II.

If you have the money to spare, go for it. Hell, you may be able to buy low, play it, and make a small profit by selling it back. Depends on if the demand for it is still strong, I guess. But since I buy all of my games to keep, I wouldn't spend that kind of money on it.

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Or you know.. always the ISO option..

Someone said before that Suiko 2 is better, but I think it's common knowledge that Suiko 2 is probably the best Suikoden game aside from Suikoden 5.

Suikoden 1 was okay but wasn't as groundbreaking as everyone said it was. Suikoden 3 just rode on the coattails of the franchise name I thought.

Suikoden 2 is great, but $100 for a game? That's a third of a 360 price, that's ten premium virtual console games, sixth of a PS3, etc etc.

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I felt that S3 was a quality title with a few flaws.

The flaws were quite obvious, but didn't hold the game back completely.

The two big problems were:

-partner battle system (who came up with this awkward idea?)

-odd war system, but not awful

But the story and the characters were pleasantly suprising and thoroughly enjoyable.

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It's a shame though, my friend let someone else he knew borrow the game. That person moved away and he never saw it again.

Pretty much what happened to my Mega Man 2, 5, and 6 (along with my original Metroid cart :puppyeyes:). It was a shame, as I had 1-6 with the original boxes and booklets.

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I've got Suikoden II. $20 used the year it was released :) . It's an awesome game. The soundtrack is absolutely gorgeous and it has a few of the best characters (Luca Blight and Jowy) in any game I've ever played. I wouldn't pay $100 for any game, but this is definitely one you should play.

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I own the original PS1 version as well as the PSP Suikoden 1+2 Compilation. Great stuff; one of my favourite RPGs of all time. The only Suikoden that came close to part 2 was 5.

And just as Oddllama said, S3 wasn't bad. Yes, the partner-battle system was very weird, but I liked the possibility to experience the story from three different viewpoints, and the fact that the level of your characters actually influenced their performance in the war battles.

Also, I really really like Thomas' sidestory.

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Yeah, I had Suikoden II.

Before my brother's friend sat on it and snapped it in half.

I hate that kid.

Anyway, so many people are talking about the music, and I have to agree. It's a real shame no remixers on this site (or any other for that matter) really take a look at it and produce some excellent tracks. I, personally, would love to see a Suikoden music project. Though, with all the Celtic and Asian collections Suikoden has already, I suppose it's not really at the top of anyone's list.

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