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Suikoden coming to DS

at 10:58 - 26th, November 2008
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from kotaku
Due out in March of next year, Tierkreis promises all of the gameplay elements fans of the franchise know and love, along with a "rich online community experience" utilizing the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection. Players will be able to send their characters on quests that other members of the community will complete for them, basically allowing for a giant community quest-pool. Once your character has made the rounds, they return to your game with a wealth of experience and treasures galore. It's a freaking communal RPG. I love it.


sounds pretty damn kewl if you ask me. user created quests, sending your characters to play on those quests or play them yourself?

it's about time. let's see if konami can actually deliver.

 
John John
News comment 1 | User comment 376 | 14:46 - 26th, Nov 2008


You had me at Suikoden on DS. I can't wait. This is the kind of thing I would be willing to pay for. Even if I used the ROM to actually play the game, I would be willing to purchase this one simply to support it.

Alex Alex
News comment 2 | User comment 4883 | 15:26 - 26th, Nov 2008


john - the confused software pirate.

John John
News comment 3 | User comment 376 | 8:40 - 27th, Nov 2008


No, not really. I feel that certain games warrant supporting the developpers by paying for them. Some games are just plain worth it. Fable 2 and Fallout 3 for example. Left 4 Dead, the Penny Arcade games, most Valve titles.

Carl Carl
News comment 4 | User comment 1159 | 8:56 - 27th, Nov 2008


Yeah but in generally people "forget" to buy those games worth paying for. While I believe we need a better demo solution for the DS to try games. Playing through a bunch of ROM's and determining whether they are worth it or not after the fact is moot. If you are able to play through it to completion then it was worth it because it kept you to the end. Trust me in conversations I am sure of a bunch of games people said were awesome and didn't actually pick up.

Back in the day I would have probably been happy to have a bunch of ROM'S but I think since working at EA and seeing in general the effort put into this on top of seeing a bunch of cool independant studios go under or main ones struggle, I think it's important even to buy games with think are cool but end up shitty.

Carl Carl
News comment 5 | User comment 1159 | 9:02 - 27th, Nov 2008


I think that something that is lost over the years. I remember the NES, you rented games to try out. Otherwise you bought wha you thought was cool or what little Timmy said rocked. And sometimes it blew but hey thats how it worked.

I think now though with the digital age companies need more opportunities to advertise. They are failing at this. Though I in part blame Nintendo for dropping the ball on this one. The Wii should be your ultimate hub for demo's on the DS.

Plus with all the IGN's and 1UP's of the world we have a better understanding of what is worth our dollar. Thats generally how I go about my purchases. I compare info, see if the game tempts me and then go for it if I deem it to my tastes.

I know for sure there was some misses like Kameo but for what I paid it was worth it.

Alex Alex
News comment 6 | User comment 4883 | 9:52 - 27th, Nov 2008


i think i might rent games more before buying them unless i'm 100% sure i want it (zelda, mario, sim city creator). i'm glad js rented quantum of solace because if i had just purchased it i would of been so angry.

have you gotten demo for the ds through the wii yet carl?

Carl Carl
News comment 7 | User comment 1159 | 9:55 - 27th, Nov 2008


Nope. DS is not really my favorite platform. The Wii either. So I kind of let them collect dust. I know the DS has a lot of gems on it that I will eventually take the time to discover.

As for the Wii well I tend to avoid it with a passion till something tangibly good is released my way. I hear we may have something decent by 2010 ;)

Alex Alex
News comment 8 | User comment 4883 | 10:03 - 27th, Nov 2008


hehe, 2010, what about the conduit and madworld? they come out next year.

the nintendo channel lets you stream demos to the ds. kind of crappy since i have most if not all of the games already but they let you try the games anyway.
i wish there was something like this for the wii, virtual console and wiiware.
ESPECIALLY wiiware since you can't rent games and 90% of wiiware is absolute shite.

Carl Carl
News comment 9 | User comment 1159 | 10:16 - 27th, Nov 2008


Does the demo channel have a lot of titles or just a few scrappings?

Alex Alex
News comment 10 | User comment 4883 | 11:07 - 27th, Nov 2008


maybe 15-20?

and you can read 'reviews' by other players of the games. even watch trailers for certain games.
same applies for wiiware and wii games.


anyone can write a 'review' for a game as long as they've played at least 1 hour of the game. the review consists of who you suggest the game is for, hard core or casual, the age and gender. they compile the data and give you nice graphs of everything for anyone too look at. it's a start, that's for sure.

Carl Carl
News comment 11 | User comment 1159 | 11:42 - 27th, Nov 2008


Yeah but they should have a lot more. They are slacking in general. And I find it hillarious as there is not much coming out 1st party that they cannot possibly do better.

Alex Alex
News comment 12 | User comment 4883 | 12:36 - 27th, Nov 2008


but that goes without saying, i mean look at their online infrastructure right now. it's non existent.

oh, of note. the new castlevania game for wii came out. from what i hear the online is ok if you like arcade 3d fighters. and the games lag less than smashbros. could be either the fact that it's brand new and no one is playing it, or that konami is hosting their own servers somewhere. or even that online is programmed better than smash.

Carl Carl
News comment 13 | User comment 1159 | 13:33 - 27th, Nov 2008


I hear the game is far from being a Castlevania game and that it's ass tastic. Thats just from the Kotaku review though.

Alex Alex
News comment 14 | User comment 4883 | 13:41 - 27th, Nov 2008


yea, gametrailers said it has potential, just executed badly.

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