Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Games Played 02/14/2009

Assassin's Creed - X-Box 360
Castle Crashers - X-Box 360


Suikoden IV (2005)
Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 01/14/2005

You really can't blame Snowe for behaving the way he does.

After being spoiled by the rich storytelling of Suidoken III, it's hard to love this sequel. It has a much improved battle system - unfortunately with an insanely high instances of random battles - as well as a strategically satisfying naval fleet warfare. It has a consistent presentation when it comes to the character models - as much as I love Suikoden III, the short anime look of the characters did leave a lot to be desired. What it doesn't have is a brilliant tale to be told and in a role playing game, that is considered as a cardinal sin. The story involving the Rune of Punishment set upon the backdrop of pirates and the high seas takes a long time to get going but once you hit that spot, the game ends all of a sudden. It's still a great role playing game but it is unworthy of bearing the Suikoden name.

LIBRARY STATUS: 3 out of 5

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