1. This topic asks readers to rate the games' respective plots, yes? Gameplay and the other aspects should not affect ratings. Conversely, simply because have a better plot, it doesn't qualify them as being wholly better than the other.
2. It might be a good idea to start substantiating your numbered ratings, or this topic might end up as a listing topic.
MatildaWhiteKnightLeader wrote:-------Plotline Spoilers------
Lazlo was backed by the Kingdom of Obel cause he had the RoP and then SOME allies followed cause the allies knew and respected King Lino. Lazlo would have never succeeded without Obel's Royal family's help. Heck they even had the castle ship for him.
He was still not a prince. Speaking of backups being vital to the heroes' success, the others had their own as well, even if they didn't get an entire Kingdom. Hero II with his assortment of City-States and Shu, the Flame Champion successor riding on the original's legacy, etc.
Spoilers for S5 ahead. You have been warned.
I'm not done with suikoden5, ...at Lelcar.
On the other side of the prism, what had Godwin done since taking over the castle? Not ONE ENTIRE town (besides Sol-falena of course) supported him from the start. Thus, he had trouble putting other towns completely under his control and never gained any strong allies. The prince,so far, is basically fighting the army that Godwin was hiding in his back pocket (somehow) all this time plus people who got forcibly drafted.
I agree the recruitments are tricky, but way too many "Oh! It's the Prince!!!" , feel right at home, (some characters)hmmmm Ok! I'll let you befriend me cause i'm so honored to be with the prince!, etc... Just way too many "suck-ups" and the enemy force is weak to begin with.
Scarlet moon empire, Highland empire, Harmonian empire/Sarah's army, Koluuk Empire, and then some stupid noble that took over your castle. Which one doesn't fit with the rest?
It was very obviously made known in the game that the Falenan map was divided into supporters of Godwin and Barows' factions from the lengthy beginning. Yes?
Similarly, we know the individual factions maintained their own armed forces, so it's not like the Godwin's army came out of thin air.
That said, Highland was NOT an Empire.