Forget This Final Fantasy Nonsense: Bring Back Suikoden
Final Fantasy will always be my favorite RPG franchise of all time.
But as I have little to no interest in Final Fantasy XV or the Final Fantasy VII Remake (which will undoubtedly be another Square Enix debacle in my mind), I'd rather not think about the demise of a once legendary series.
I'd much rather consider the possibility of seeing another Suikoden. I know it seems unlikely right now, and I know it was never super popular outside of Japan. Even so, I always say it's my second-favorite role-playing IP in existence, primarily because of the great stories and excellent gameplay. Yes, it was turn-based but as we saw in Suikoden III, they implemented a system where characters could still move between turns. A nice hybrid RPG system, updated to look and feel modern, would work perfectly for a new Suikoden.
And honestly, I'd love to see those 108 Stars of Destiny return. I was ripped off with that comically silly ending for getting all 108 in the original game, but I've done it several times now and I still enjoy it. Never managed it in Suikoden II, though (and yes, I own a mint condition copy of that game). With the right developer and mindset, a new installment for PlayStation 4 could be downright fantastic, don't you think?
12/8/2015 9:54:50 PM Ben Dutka