Hey all, I just played the RPG Suikoden!
Suikoden is a role playing game. You play as a kid with an imperial general for a father. When his dad goes up north (I think) you begin running errands for the empire. But what happens when a visit to a mysterious mage turns you into a liberation army leader??
I liked Suikoden mostly because I love to play RPGs! I started a bit slow at the beginning but once I picked it up again after a week or so I couldn't put it back down!
I liked this game because I thought it was pretty fast paced. The story goes along nicely, and there's still extra things you can do before progressing with the storyline as well! side quests if you will, since we all know RPGs would be bad without them!
I also didn't think that the game was too hard or too easy, just right for someone like me. If a game is too easy you get bored, and if it's too hard, well be prepared to buy a new controller after chucking it against a wall..
The game was also a decent length. I did not feel as if there should have been something more when I beat the final boss and I didn't think the game was dragged out too much.
Something else I found interesting about it was the battles.. The game centers around war and fighting like most RPGs do, and so some of the battles were between large armies. You get an army and can control what they do, while the other side's tactics will be somewhat unpredictable. you know, to keep it interesting.
Another cool thing about Suikoden is that you don't get magic per-see, you get items called runes. You attach the rune to a character, and then based on that character's stats, they get a bunch of spells to use in the battles! I thought that was a new concept to the magic thing :)
Now for negatives about the game..
hmm I think the only negative things I have to say are that some of the characters impose themselves on you. It's cool if it's part of the storyline and they gotta go in your party for a little while, but some of them are kind of annoying. Especially if you gotta have a level 1 guy in your party cuz he sucks and you never trained him, while the rest of your party is oh say, level 45.. yeah, annoying.
Another annoying thing was the random battles. I know I know, random battles are an essential part of RPGs and leveling up!! I know, and that's ok. But sometimes in the game the random battles were a little too random. Like, a ton of monsters showing up every 5 seconds when you don't want to fight or are just tryin to get somewhere. and then, barely any monsters when you're actually trying to level up or get money.. yeah, annoying.
Overall the game was cool, it has an interesting storyline with plenty of unpredictable twists! The characters have cool designs and there's pretty much a character for everyone. The battle systems are unique to other RPGs and there's plenty of stuff to do before progressing in the story. Also the graphics and music are great :)
Over all I give Suikoden a.... 4/5!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Have a nice 4th of July? so my other blog is all about reviews and I was thinking of reviewing anime series by Gainax. and since this blog is about anime conventions, it only makes sense right? so here goes,
So lately I've been thinking that I should watch some Gainax series or watch ones I already watched over or actually finish watching..
Well that's when I figured that I should watch every single Gainax series ever made.. and review each one... on this blog. The only series I won't review a lot is Evangelion since you can find tons of info about that fucked up thing all over the place so I'll focus more on unpopular series like Nadia, Abenobashi and princess yucie and also some even more unpopular ones lol.
So anyway, I'm gonna go in chronological order so that means I'll start with Nadia, the Secret of Blue Water! By the way this is my favorite anime EVER.
well here's the list of anime by gainax according to wikipedia:
- Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990) (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) (Shin Seiki Evangelion)
- His and Her Circumstances (1998) (Kareshi Kanojo no Jijo; "Kare Kano" for short)
- Modern Love's Silliness (1999)
- Oruchuban Ebichu (1999)
- Mahoromatic (2001)
- Petite Princess Yucie (2002) (Puchi Puri Yūshi)
- Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002) (Abenobashi Mahō Shōtengai)
- The Melody of Oblivion (2004) (Boukyaku no Senritsu)
- This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004) (Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai or "Konomini")
- He is My Master (2005)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)
- Shikabane Hime (2008) (Animation co-produced by Feel)
- Hanamaru Kindergarten (2010)
I CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH ABENO haven't seen it in a long time ^^; anyway I'll also be doing other reviews in between these since anime takes awhile to watch. So look out for the "Gainax Review: -insert anime-" titles if you want to read the reviews. or if you just haven't watched said anime and want to see if it's any good before you watch. I'm doing the work for you!
To see the reviews (as I post them) check out my reviewing blog thing here: http://thegeekgirlguide.blogspot.com/