Now I haven't read anything here but I just thought I would spin off another question.
Hello by the way, new member and a hugh fan of Suikoden. I chipped my playstation for Suikoden 3 (as it didn't release into Europe) and that was only reason ^^ alright I am not here to say "I am such a hugh fan!! WOHO!!" haha
Nope, not that. The spin off it was.
Like many great game series I believe Suikoden will be found with Online capabilities in the near future.
Warcraft = World of Warcraft
Final Fantasy = Final Fantasy XI
Warhammer = Warhammer Online (Warhammer is popular! And is a form of game, though I haven't played it... except Dawn of War for PC and Fire Warrior on PS2)
Lord of the Rings = Middle Earth Online (Or something like that I dunno, and this isn't a "game" in the beginning but Lord of the Rings has always been a popular trilogy. In book form and movie form)
Star Wars = Star Wars Galaxies
Well yeah you get my point.
Maybe I should make a different thread for this I know, but it should fit in here as well as you are speculating Konami's future Suikodens.
How would a Online based Suikoden work?
I thought about it, me and my friend actually.
Would you have your own castle and collect 108 stars if you want to? Or would you become a random star and on every server there is 108 slots? And then you fight together in a common goal to destroy the enemy? And every star has it's own "plot" or "interactive" part in the game.
In anyway, I think any of those would be really cool if it ever happened. Having your own castle, upgrading it and with the ability to stylish it in 500 thousand different ways to make it totally unique ^^
Finding completely unique stars for yourself and creating a unique character as well ^^ would be cool.
Is this something one should anticipate from Konami? If we look into history of the past... has Konami made any online games? We have one, "Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence", so I guess it wouldn't be impossible for Konami to make Suikoden into an online game as well.
Damn. I had a point with all this which fit really good in this thread, but I forgot it.
Well to compare with Final Fantasy XI, everyone that loves the Final Fantasy series knows that Final Fantasy XI does not have a good story nor does it feel Final Fantasy compared to all the other ones. What I am saying is that IF an Online based Suikoden would happen we should expect something similiar. That was not the point I was trying to point out though.
Anyways, to conclude this long post with my opinion about all this. I think it would be cool with a Suikoden Online, but I do not think it will work. Suikoden has always felt like a Offline game. Problem is that the world is constantly changing, the gaming industry as well. The graphics, the systems, the computers and consoles are constantly upgraded. More and more games can be found with Online capabilities. So why wouldn't it happen to Suikoden as well?
Aaaand I am sorry, this post doesn't really end yet. I have to enter your conversation as well I feel.
What about Pesmerga? Yuber? What are their intentions, well we know Pesmerga is hunting Yuber. But why? And why is Yuber like he is. There is so much more here. I am perhaps asking questions that can be answered but there is more to both of them. And I am quite disappointed, no not disappointed wrong word, I am anxious and curious to know what will happen between them and I believe it will be a big plot later on in future Suikodens.
And about Hikusaak, that sounds logical. That they take all the runes to create Sword and Shield yet again. Or just resurrecting the brothers. Now you may ask, "brothers?". Let me quote:
"27 True Runes
In the beginning, there was "darkness."
Then, the "darkness" shed a "tear."
From that "tear," the brothers Sword and Shield were born.
Shield claimed it could defend against any attack.
Sword claimed it could slice through anything.
The brothers began a legendary battle.
At the end, both Sword and Shield shattered.
Sword became the sky, Shield became the earth, and the sparks from the battle became the stars.
As for the jewels, they fell to the ground and became the True Runes--The runes that all other runes were born from."
Now I may be far-fetched or something. But you never know. And that's why it is fun to speculate ^^
EDIT: It is said that the brothers sword and shield were born. They may be nothing but mere human beings. Or Gods. Or perhaps they are just a shield and a sword. And whoever that picks up the sword and the shield becomes corrupted and the sword or shield start to live through the person that picks them up.
OR even cooler, someone (later on in the story) makes the sword and the shiled, picks them up and becomes a God. Having both the sword AND the shield. And you fight this God, and win. The ending scene is that of you hitting the God's sword making it fall away and then you cut the God's shield and the world is destroyed and reborn. Making the Suikoden stories endless. In other words; When you finish the last Suikoden story in chronologic order you will have to start playing the first Suikoden story in chronologic order. Just to piss us off
And Sindar will probably be a much bigger plot later on as well. Sindar has always been a little in the backround yes? It hasn't been the "main story" as of yet. In S3 it is there and plays a small part in the plot. But not too much, in S5 it plays a plot as well. I mean, your castle is an old Sindar castle appearantly. And the Dawn Rune fits pretty good there.
Which takes me to another question:
A piece left over after the Night Rune turned into a sword and split from the Sun Rune, the Dawn Rune is a one-of-a-kind rune and one of the three treasures of Falena."
It feels like fate. When did the Night Rune split from the Sun Rune? Was it before that Sindar Ruin was created? Or was it after? With logic we can say that the Night Rune split away from the Sun Rune before that peculiar Sindar Ruin was created.
But they always talk about "fate" in Suikoden, Leknaat always tells "This is your fate" to the bearer of a True Rune right? What if the Sindar worshipped Gods of the runes? Gods that knows the future and makes the Sindar build just that castle so that one day fate will shake hands with the Prince of Falena. Just a thought.
And here I finally end my long post ^^ hope you can bear with it.