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What We Need From Suikoden Non secular Successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

The Suikoden collection is greatest remembered for its intense political storylines, expansive character recruitment, and epic battles. The final mainline entry in Konami’s RPG collection hit in 2006 with Suikoden V for PS2. Although we aren’t technically getting a brand new recreation that franchise, we’re getting the following smartest thing: a non secular successor from key expertise who labored on previous entries. New studio Rabbit and Bear launched its Kickststarter for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which surpassed its preliminary funding objective inside hours, knocking out stretch objective after stretch objective since then. The sport is now coming to new-gen {hardware}, and it obtained us serious about what we’d need from a Suikoden-like recreation in our fashionable panorama. 

Extra Headquarters Customization

Nothing represents build up your military fairly like seeing your headquarters develop and watching extra individuals roam the halls and arrange store. These days, many video games allow you to embellish and personalize your area, and Eiyuden Chronicle ought to observe swimsuit. Whether or not it’s selecting layouts, colours, or which retailers or rooms you wish to construct, having extra methods to make this area really feel like your individual could be unbelievable. It appears like developer Rabbit and Bear Studios agrees with this sentiment, saying there could be loads of totally different ornaments and methods to construct up an beautiful fortress city within the recreation. The extra choices, the higher, so we’re hoping Rabbit and Bear additionally makes a few of these upgrades significant by incorporating your choices of what to construct into gameplay bonuses, whether or not it to be stat will increase or higher objects.

Carry In New Social Components

The Fireplace Emblem collection is an effective instance of how including a social system can actually improve your connection to characters and the general expertise. Attending to know Eiyuden Chronicle’s expansive roster of recruitable allies ought to include some enjoyable perks, whether or not that’s intriguing dialogue interactions or bonuses on the battlefield. This may be so simple as selecting to hang around with sure characters or tackle actions with them. Fireplace Emblem: Three homes did this very well by involving you in day-to-day actions to construct up relationships, equivalent to coaching collectively or consuming meals (Eiyuden Chronicle already guarantees a cafeteria, in order that’s a begin!). One other good instance is the Tales’ collection and its widespread skits that target smaller bonding moments, the place characters joke round with each other or reveal extra perception into their previous.

Have In-Depth Backstories For Your Combatants 

Talking of feeling extra linked to your military, extra advanced backstories for the characters would go a good distance. In previous Suikoden video games, there have been so many individuals to recruit that studying who they’re and what they bring about to your roster is commonly misplaced. It’s laborious to get to know 100+ faces, however having extra core characters with intriguing backstories alongside smaller supporting storylines for minor ones would assist make you’re feeling just like the members of your military are individuals and never just a few recreation mechanic for the completionist.

This actually may make all of the distinction, particularly with regards to a betrayal or stunning demise. Figuring out individuals’s motivations for becoming a member of your military may result in some actually compelling moments and construct your attachment to them within the course of. The Suikoden collection all the time did an excellent job with the principle characters and letting their previous clarify their actions (even if you happen to don’t agree with them), I’d take pleasure in it if Rabbit and Bear Studios may develop on this even additional, not simply within the quantity of characters, however within the sorts of tales which are instructed. In spite of everything, battle impacts everybody in a different way and everybody has their very own opinions and causes for selecting how they align. 

Make The Key Battles Extra Thrilling

First off, let me preface this by saying: Maintain the common turn-based battles and the cool “unite assaults” that type by having sure members in your get together on the similar time! Fortunately, it appears like we’re getting simply that. Nonetheless, there’s a possibility to make the massive fight moments the collection is thought for shine even brighter. Consider all of the potential right here since we final noticed a mainline Suikoden recreation in 2006. Eiyuden Chronicle goes to be on new {hardware} like the PS5 and Xbox Collection X, which simply expands the extent of element and breadth of every part, from what number of enemies might be on a display screen to the creativity within the environments you struggle. It’s best to be capable of really feel the grand scale of those encounters, with extra shock moments and totally different gameplay mechanics.

For many who bear in mind, Suikoden allow you to have interaction in large-scale “military battles” that developed with every entry. For example, Suikoden IV had ship battles, whereas Suikoden V’s performed out like a real-time technique recreation. The chances for what Rabbit and Bear Studios may do in Eiyuden Chronicle are infinite. I’d love for extra expanded choices and technique in making ready your generals and the members of those teams.

Duels have been additionally an intense a part of previous video games, and I’d prefer to see these introduced again with much less guesswork. In actual fact, whereas I advocate for the battle system to remain turn-based, I wouldn’t thoughts swapping to motion fight for these, permitting you to dam, dodge, and parry the enemy. I felt like duels and military battles have been all the time meant to really feel extra chaotic and grand than they really ended up being, and Eiyuden Chronicle has the chance to make these far more memorable and thrilling. 

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