Finally. More people need to play this classic. Hopefully it still lets you import your save file from the first game. Getting Mcdohl in Suikoden II is awesome.
@"Mad Mage" They're all just the image. I don't believe any of them are edited in any way.
So.. five years after it was possible to play this game semi-illegally on the psp -- it turns up on the psn. And now you can't play it on the Vita. Because that kind of makes poetic sense.
I'd probably have a smart comment about lost revenue opportunities and bad management at Sony. If it wasn't for how I don't really care whether Sony would disappear into a puff of smoke tomorrow.
That would have made a neat article, though.
@geoffreymoses97 asks the important question. Suikoden 2 has numerous grammar and spelling errors, dialog attributed to the wrong characters, gibberish symbols in a few dialog boxes, and missing music.
Anyone who has downloaded PSN classics: do they ever change anything, or are the games basically CD rips?
It's certainly wonderful that folks not willing to shell out the money will get to experience the game in legitimate fashion.
However, if a game is hard to come by, charging a hefty sum in the resale market is certainly legit. It's worth what people will pay for it, and folks have decided that Suikoden II is worth a (relative) ton. I'm certainly not going to decry collectors for going after it.
Thankfully, my brother and I picked the game up back in the day from a Software, Etc. for $25. Best move we made back in the PSX era. Well, that, and snagging Tron Bonne.
@Funny_Colour_Blue I guess I shouldn't say that I managed to get Suikoden I and II from a local Freecycler a year ago. It's on my long list of old RPGs to play, but I admit it's currently in a box with the rest of my collection.
In the basement.
Guess I should list my copy on eBay tonight...
"Suikoden II is a difficult game to get hold of these days -- so much so that people selling copies online have an unfortunate tendency to jack the price up to three or four times what it would have been when it first came out. "
...Only to have it sit on a collectors dank basement shelf. It's a crime I tells ya!
What I hate the most though, are youtube commentators like "MetalJesusRocks" who go after these games, simply for their resell value. It's awful.
It's like thinking "Rule of Rose" for the PS2 was somehow a great game because it's now being sold for 100 dollars a piece brand new, when the only reason why this mediocre game is so incredibly expensive now, is because of the unfounded "controversy" behind it's release and it's limited print run.
...It's awful when these games suddenly take on a whole new -lack for a better word- market value, solely because of they're limited release. It just doesn't make sense.
These are games everyone should be able to play and have access to. They shouldn't be sitting somewhere in some guys, dank basement, where it'll never see the light of day.
Who does that really serve?
Either way I'm so glad this is finally coming to PSN, supposedly.
I loved loved loved Suikoden II back in the day. The real question is, will they fix all the bugs and untranslated text? Because if they did not, it would be...upsetting.