A decently made game.
I bought this game because of the previous games in the series. So I can honestly say that I was disappointed in this game.
The gameplay is what you would expect from a Suikoden game, but I did not like what they did to the "Army vs. Army" battles. It went from a wide open battlefield to following lines. The same thing can be said when you are traveling between towns/cities in the game. Overall the gameplay is still close to what the first 2 had. I just wish that they made it more like the original two.
I was very disappointed in the graphics for this game. I know it came out in 2003 when the Ps2 still was not being pushed to the limits, but i wanted something more from the graphics. Konami should have been able to produce a better looking world and better looking characters to inhabit that world. There maybe some people out there that like the graphics, but I'm just not one of them.
The audio in the game was very well done. It isn't Final Fantasy caliber, but the sound just flowed with the game. I was very impressed with it. Really helped to make up for the bad game play decisions.
There is almost no replay value for this game, unless you are wanting to alter the history you are creating for your Suikoden world. Other than that I do not see any reason to play this game again.