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    Suikoden Tactics

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released Nov 08, 2005

    Suikoden Tactics is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 console as part of their Suikoden series. It is the first game of the series that falls under the strategy role-playing genre.

    Short summary describing this game.

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    Overview

    Lead character Kyril
    Lead character Kyril

    Suikoden Tactics is a strategy role-playing game published and developed by Konami, released for the PlayStation 2. The game was originally titled Rhapsodia in Japan, but as it was a strategy-based spin-off of the more traditional role-playing series Suikoden, it was later re-branded with the Suikoden moniker. The game's plot takes place both before and after the events of Suikoden IV, and the soundtrack was composed by Norikazu Miura, who also helped with the soundtrack for Suikoden IV, and later went on to compose the soundtrack for Suikoden V.

    Plot

    The game's plot begins seven years before the events of the Island Liberation War, which took place in Suikoden IV. We're introduced to a boy named Kyril, whose father dies investigating a powerful and mysterious weapon called a Rune Cannon. Rune Cannons have the effect of turning regular people into violent fish-like creatures. Ten years after his father's death, and now three years after the Island Liberation War, Kyril, now a man, sets out to investigate the Rune Cannons himself, in hopes of destroying them and finding a way to stop the cannons from turning more people into the creatures.

    Tactics' plot also serves to flesh out the world explored in Suikoden IV, as well as many plot elements that took place during that game, and it features appearances from many Suikoden IV characters.

    Gameplay

    Typical battle scene
    Typical battle scene

    Suikoden Tactics' gameplay follows in the mold of most Japanese turn-based strategy role-playing games. The plot is advanced primarily through cut-scenes and by talking to characters, and you can take on sidequests to recruit additional characters, buy equipment, upgrade weaponry, and learn new abilities between battles.

    Battles take place on a traditional grid-based map, wherein you and the enemy take turns moving a squad of characters around the map, utilizing combat and abilities in combination with strategic use of terrain and character placement to overcome your foes.

    Reception

    Suikoden Tactics has received generally mixed reviews in the West, with an average aggregate Metacritic score of around 68%. Many reviews cited the game's user-friendly design as a positive, but criticized the game's plot as being cliché, with weak characters and poor voice acting. Many also cited the graphics as being sub-standard.

    The Stars of Destiny

    The following is a complete account of all the characters that will join your quest.

    1. Kyril ( Main Character)

    2. Andarc Bergman

    3. Seneca

    4. Rita

    5. Akaghi

    6. Mizuki

    7. Kika

    8. Trishtan

    9. Flare

    10. Maxine

    11. Pablo

    12. Rene

    13. Eugene

    14. Nalleo

    15. Hervey

    16. Sigurd

    17. Dario

    18. Ameria

    19. Axel

    20. Carrie

    21. Millay

    22. Jeremy

    23. Gretchen

    24. Wendel

    25. Ema

    26. Gary

    27. Corselia

    28. Cedric

    29. Rachel

    30. Katarina Cott

    31. Keneth

    32. Tal

    33. Coop

    34. Nalkul

    35. Noah

    36. Champo

    37. Charlemagne

    38. Schtolteheim Reinbach III

    39. Yu

    40. Jeane

    41. Paula

    42. Jewle

    43.Selma

    44. Fredrica

    45. Karl

    46. Mitsuba

    47. Reinhold

    48. Simeon

    49. Kate

    50. Mercenary Leader

    51. Red Mercenary

    52. Blue Mercenary

    53. Yellow Mercenary

    54. Lino

    55. Roget

    56. Busk

    57. Ornela

    58. Lalacle

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