When I first played Suikoden II, I was just a mere Graphics whore. When the screen came on with Jowy walking through the Highland Unicorn Brigade Camp, I was like "GTFO! Sucks..." Not those exact words obviously, but I immediatly judged the game on purely graphics alone. Luckily! I played into it, and fell in love with it, and thus I was ridded of my Graphic Whore ways! Huzzah!
The Storyline just captured me, and christ knows how much money I pent renting it out over my Summer Holidays from my local Video Store. (Too much.) I admit it was the first RPG I played and I was 11-12 (16 now). Being a first timer, and still in my Graphics phase, I took no notice of Music, Gameplay etc. But with replaying it a few years later I began noticing these things, and that just captured me more.
Obviously, if you're a die hard Suikoden II fan, you'd immediatly say, "Suikoden II is teh bst game eva!" Though in reality there were a few disinteresting parts in the game, which don't make this game quite invincible, and almost quell the fact that it could match FF VII (in somepeople's mind), cause that's just insanity...
Now, getting on topic with this review, which is my first. Gameplay. I was satisfied with the gameplay. It certainly kept me occupied and took my money... Music. Beautifully composed and well suited for certain events and areas it was used. It certainly creates an atmosphere in your mind if you like it.
Storyline! The big one! The core and heart of a Video Game. Suikoden II's storyline was ace. In some areas. Overall though you could conclude it was spot on. Superb. Amazing. Fantasmic or even mind blowing for some.
Jowy's involvement was great. And the way he was developed throughout the game was awesome. I was interested in his story, and craved more, heh. I liked the tension and friendship between him and Riou and I felt it was shown brilliantly. This, as it was meant, made this game, Suikoden II.
To conclude my short and not very good, if you can even call it a review, I bid you farewell. Heh. I've probably broken the rules somewhere along the line.