JRPGs, You're Better Than This

64 hours. 23 hours. 42 hours. 28 hours. Somewhere on a grassy plain trying to figure out if I should spend my days hunting down one of many pending side quests. Somewhere deep in the ocean chasing mermaids. Somewhere making preparations for my next strategic battle. These are all the places I’m willing to leave behind — unexplored and unresolved — because I’m wondering if I give a damn about JRPGs anymore.

Suikoden II Finally Gets Its Due

Suikoden II, a video game about being a sous chef, finally came to the PlayStation Network last month, and it totally flopped, proving that Konami was right and that nobody in the West wants Japanese role-playing games because they are garbage.

Tips For Playing Suikoden And Suikoden II

So you’ve just bought Suikoden II on the PlayStation Network. Finally, for the first time ever, you’re going to play through one of the finest role-playing games ever made. Exciting, isn’t it?

Why You Should Play Suikoden II, One Of The Best RPGs Ever Made

For a certain subset of gamers, today is big. Really big. Like, the biggest day in years. That’s all thanks to Saturday’s surprise reveal that Konami and Sony are teaming up to do something fans have been begging them to do for almost a decade now: today, Suikoden II is out on PSN.

Why Did Nobody Tell Me There's A Suikoden Reference In Diablo III?

Kotaku, we need to talk. You all KNOW that Suikoden II is my favourite game of all time, yet in the six months since Diablo III‘s Reaper of Souls expansion came out, not ONE of you has told me about this incredible Luca Blight reference.

At Least Konami UK Listens To Their Fans

Konami US has been depressingly quiet about the prospects of making Suikoden more accessible to modern gamers, but at least the company’s UK branch is showing their best franchise some love. Today on the Konami UK blog there’s a big post about Suikoden, written by the folks at the Suikoden Revival Movement. Progress!

It's Time For Konami To Bring Suikoden II To PSN

How much do you think a copy of Suikoden II costs on Amazon? $US60? $US150? $US300? If you guessed $US699.99, congratulations: you win the prize for Ability To Guess Obscene Internet Price Gouging. The prize is sadness.

Today Is Suikoden Day

Really, every day should be Suikoden day, but this is the actual one. Allow me to explain: the wonderful Suikoden Revival Movement, a group dedicated to trying to revive Konami’s equally-wonderful RPG series, has declared today “Suikoden Day” — a festive occasion created to celebrate all things Suikoden.

Passionate Suikoden Fans Are Swarming Konami's Facebook Page

A whole bunch of people who really love Suikoden are spamming Konami’s Facebook page to show how much they care.

How To Fix The Best RPG Series On The Planet

Suikoden is a video game series about destiny. About fate. About people who fight against near-insurmountable odds to accomplish things that shouldn’t be possible.