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Suikoden: Tierkreis - Nintendo DS

by Konami
Nintendo DS
Everyone 10+
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) 76 / 100

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  • First handheld Suikoden game and exclusive to the Nintendo DS
  • Established gameplay system but also offers a rich online community experience using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
  • Many cinematic events that will drive the grand storyline of the 108 Stars of Destiny as they battle to thwart the powerful One King
  • Featuring a new storyline and new variety of characters
  • A game that will take you to many cities and across parallel worlds

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001H8Y7DA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 17, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,784 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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The Million World universe lies under threat from the mighty One King, who harbors a plot to sow chaos throughout its vast expanse. The only ones who stand a chance of opposing the One King's plan and thwarting his evil machinations are the 108 Stars of Destiny, a group of magical warriors. When the members of the 108 Stars of Destiny come together, it will unleash a stunning battle of good vs. evil that will span the Million World universe's near-infinite parallel worlds.

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In Suikoden: Tierkries, the first handheld game in the enduring Suikoden RPG series, you'll use your DS to gather the members of the 108 Stars of Destiny and help put a stop to the One King's plan. Explore the vast Million World universe as you travel across parallel worlds to a variety of exciting cities, and experience a gripping, cinematic storyline that will immerse you fully in the battle to overcome the forces of evil. Send your warriors on exciting quests via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to level up your characters and savor the game's rich online community.

Key Game Features:
  • Experience the excitement of the first handheld game in the long-running Suikoden RPG series
  • Gather the magical warriors who comprise the 108 Stars of Destiny to thwart the mighty One King's sinister plan to create chaos throughout the universe
  • Travel across a universe of exciting parallel worlds in which you'll discover a variety of exotic locations and cultures
  • Savor a cinematic gameplay experience complete with new characters, rich animation sequences and gripping dialogue with voiceover
  • Send your characters on quests to be completed by other members of the Suikoden: Tierkreis community via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

Suikoden goes online via Nintendo WiFi Connection!
This all new, epic RPG in the long running Suikoden series incorporates many innovative features to the handheld RPG genre. An active online community experience is encouraged by allowing players to send their characters on quests that other members of the Suikoden: Tierkreis community will complete for them via Nintendo WiFi Connection. As your character travels around the community and completes quests he will eventually return to your party with new abilities and treasures. This provides a new way to level up characters your characters which helps create a sense of community and provides a new way to experience RPGs on handhelds.

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Suikoden: Tierkreis is the latest iteration of the popular RPG franchise that was introduced more than 12 years ago. Suikoden: Tierkreis again follows the story of the 108 Stars of Destiny as they challenge the almighty One King, who intends to create chaos in the universe. As players progress through the story, many exotic locations and cultures will be discovered across the game’s universe of parallel worlds. To travel to the parallel worlds players will use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to send certain characters on quests which other players will then download and take along on their own adventure. Eventfully the characters will return to their original owners with new items and a great story to tell. This online gameplay will create a thriving community as players search riches in far off worlds.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Frankly I'm a bit surprised with the low ratings. I actually think this game is really fun. I didn't pick it up at first as I thought it was more a tactical RPG--and although I like that type I have become burned out on them and am holding off playing for a while.

The graphics and music are very good. I love Anime type RPG. The controls work exceptionally well which is another plus. The turn based gameplay is quite fun. Enemy encounters are random sometimes--which I never mind in an RPG. They aren't as frequent as something like Final Fantasy I but you will encounter enough to level you up. You can use an "auto" fight feature which I found superb for regular enemies--and it cuts the amount of time choosing what you want your party to do. I would not call this title (I'm still fairly early in the game though) extremely difficult. This may change later but for now its fine.

The menu in game is only so-so. I found it hard to purchase equipment and really tell if I should or not. It is kind of difficult to know whether you should when you don't know when a Party Member is going to leave. I'm not finding it too complicated in terms of figuring out where to go and what to do--and the map works fine.

I actually like the story--its interesting. Now, for the voice acting. I would have to agree that this may be the worst VA I've ever heard. Actually it would be fair to say I've never heard anything like it. These actors talked so fast I seriously believe they paid them to have all the VA done in like an hour or something. It is unavoidably annoying and pulls this game down in rating for me. Although I didn't feel as strongly as some of the other reviewers the VA alone makes me consider removing one star. It is THAT BAD. Like nails on a chalkboard. Seriously.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This game is the reason I bought a DS March 22, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I want to start by saying that I am a huge Suikoden fan so this review may be a bit biased...but truthful none the less.

For starters there are certain elements of the series that they have taken out. You won't find the whole rune system that fans of the series such as myself enjoyed which kinda sucks. They basically replaced it with Magic Points...most characters have certain moves which when used depletes some of your magic points. No choosing what kind of magic they specialize in...it's random.

From what I understand there are no more huge army vs. army battles...

You still have the castle that you have to build up...108 characters to find (which I'm hoping still includes my own chef, bath guy, the gambling dude so I can make extra money, etc; haven't gotten far enough to tell yet)...2 or more party members can still team up on a move...no returning characters (so if you've never played a suikoden game before no worries, this is a completely different story)...trading system is still in place.

I'm a little disappointed with the game in some aspects. For example there is no roaming a town or map like you use to be able to do. Instead a menu pops up with different locations inside a town and when you click on one you just pop up in that area...no walking. Seems as tho this game is geared toward the younger crowd as some things have been dumbed down.

I do wish there was a guide out there for this game tho. Some caves and forests you enter are maze like and have some classic Suikoden traits where you can walk through walls and enter hidden areas to open chests and what not...hate missing out on stuff like that...Finding all 108 stars of destiny can be tricky too..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars First Suikoden title to disappoint me March 7, 2010
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As the title says, I'm a huge Suikoden fan and this is the first title in the series that has disappointed me.

PROS (which are also sort of cons):
Storyline -- The storyline isn't the greatest, but it does have its moments. My favorite aspect is the political triangle involving the three empresses of the Magedom of Janam. They each have their own agenda and are competing with one another for power. There's a lot of intrigue concerning them as you try and figure out who you should side with and what each has in mind. These queens, as with many of the other characters, aren't morally black and white, which I like in a game. The main characters, however, and their plot, is stale and annoying. Kids discover that they have magic powers and go around doing good? Boring.

Graphics -- The environments are the best aspect of the game. They are lush and imaginative. The game could take advantage of this by forcing you to walk around more. Instead, it feels like you just revisit the same two or three places over and over again.

CONS:
Too many cut scenes -- You just basically walk from cut scene to cut scene. It feels like there is very little gameplay at all. You finish one cut scene and then are delighted to see that you have control over your character again. You take two steps to the left and are forced into another cutscene. What's the point of even letting me walk around? You may as well be watching a movie.

Traveling -- Towns are divided up into single rooms that you access via a menu, rather than walking around freely. If the game wants you to see a cut scene, they won't let you select any location from the menu except for the one that has the cut scene.

Fighting -- Most fights consist of me hitting auto attack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite of mine.
While the voice acting is lightening fast, which was a turn off, it's made up by the story, and game play. I enjoyed the diverse cast of characters as well.
Published 1 month ago by Suzanne Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Husband was pleasantly surprised to get this game.
I found this on sale at Christmas, knowing my husband's interest in RPG's and seeing the good reviews I bought it for him. Read more
Published 2 months ago by shoeffeine
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful RPG Experience
The game is excellent. Incredibly involved and engrossing. I hated for it to end. Good graphics and interesting characters help make this one of the best RPGs.
Published 3 months ago by James A. Tatarka
4.0 out of 5 stars Damn Near Perfect
I know some people are upset with this for being independent of the main Suikoden continuity, but if you disregard it because of that you'll be missing out. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Richard L Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!!!!!
Great game for suikoden lovers , highly recommended if you into suikoden , this one is really WOW , no more words can describe that , best regard.....
Published 6 months ago by rico
4.0 out of 5 stars never know until you try!!
well if your a suikoden fan from the late 90's you will find room in your heart for this game....its not as good as suikoden 1 or 2 but a decently good jrpg. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M. boitano
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent RPG, but hardly essential
If you love RPGs then I recommend you watch gameplay videos. Otherwise, this game's story and gameplay are nothing new.
Published 11 months ago by Jeremy J Uliss
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
It worked fine. I am a huge fan of the series. no much to say but the game was in a good condition.
Published 11 months ago by Ahmed Al-Zuabi
5.0 out of 5 stars 108 ways to play
Suikoden tierkreis has a hundred and eight playable characters.You get your own castle to customize and expand. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Bruce Blanton
5.0 out of 5 stars Alternate realities!
Sure other games have done the alternate reality thing, but the Suikoden series does it right. If you are a fan of the past Suikoden series there is plenty here to like. Read more
Published on February 7, 2012 by Steven J. Sprigler
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