Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

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Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby sticky-runes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:18 am

For example, sometimes when I've played through Suikoden 1, I put Cleo, Pahn and the revived Gremio in my free party slots when I go to fight Barbarossa. They're the first people to join my party at the beginning of the game, so it seems fitting to have them finish the game with me.

Or when you complete Suikoden 5 you can have all the queen's knights together for the final level and use their combo attacks.

Obviously there are characters who can't be used for the endgame (Nanami, Sialeeds, S1 Ted) but do you like to finish the game with older characters or prefer to use some of the powerful characters you've picked up later?

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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby Neclord X » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:06 am

Nope, I always use my favorite team regardless they are good or old pals

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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby wataru14 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:27 pm

I do it in S3 with all three parties. That's the only game I do it, though.

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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby Antimatzist » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:33 am

Yeah I like to do it in S3, also for the extra dialogues.

In suikoden IV, I ALWAYS use the four Knights for the Graham Cray Battle. I wish this game had a 6-member party so you could have Razro, Snowe, Tal, Keneth, Paula and Jewel all in one team!

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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby sticky-runes » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:34 am

Yeah I normally use the 4 knights to fight Graham Cray. Wish he had some henchmen or something for that fight, it feels a bit crap fighting him on his own.

For the Giant Tree I'll use Lino, Kika and either Flare or Ted.

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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby Wolkendrache » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:42 am

Not sure why, but upon reaching the final dungeon my excitement for the game is quickly fading away. Then I just want to get over with the game, so I simply choose some powerful party members. Perhaps by then I’ve reached my goals by recruiting all characters, but on the other hand this occurs to me even in other games. I don’t know.
As for late-game before the final dungeon, it’s the exact opposite: I want to make use of the late recruits, knowing there’s not much time left for them.
However, it’s mostly the ‘old gang’ that pops up in my mind (along with some Suikoden melodies), forcing me to play that game again.
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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby wataru14 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:57 pm

I would love to do it in S1, but it poses all sorts of continuity problems with the final story scenes if you do.

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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby sticky-runes » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:57 pm

If you let Gremio die (and Pahn) then besides Cleo you've got long standing allies such as Camille, Humphrey, Lepant and his family, Luc, Kai, Kirkis and his elves... Depends on how you play and who you become attached to. I pick Valeria as one of my old allies even though she doesn't do much in the story once you've defeated Kwanda, but I favor her in S2 as well over ninja-minge.

Humphrey is one of the original liberation army members, along with Viktor and Flik, so I like using them as a trio. I often bring them all together for the end of Suikoden 2 as well (they do often sit drinking together in Leona's tavern)

From the early recruits in S2 I like to use Rikimaru, Kinnison and Shiro a lot. I know kinnison is not exactly final dungeon material compared to a lot of characters who join later, but I don't like to separate Kinnison from Shiro (and why not have a wolf fighting a giant 2headed wolf?) and I like to imagine him becoming good buddies with Riou.

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Re: Do you bring the 'old gang' together to finish the game?

Postby Sasarai10 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:52 am

I have finished the games multiple times, and I use different characters each time. I have used the team you mention as well, but I like using people who are related somehow. Apart from Flik and Viktor, I have used the Ninja trio, or the Pirate trio, or the other three Imperial Generals apart from Kasim, and such.


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