History VideoGame / SuikodenIV

16th Aug '17 6:41:58 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: One feature (for some reason only available in a NewGamePlus) is the ability to switch your onscreen character to someone besides the hero. If you go into first person mode with a variety of different people, you'll notice that this isn't just cosmetic; the perspective actually changes to match the height of the character. It's a surprising amount of effort for a feature most players will never notice.
** During the Razril festival, with the torch in hands, go to the back streets and enter a random battle. The hero will [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbMyaC8JNo use it as a weapon]]. And it EVEN burns the enemy.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight:
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One feature (for some reason only available in a NewGamePlus) the NewGamePlus is the ability to switch your onscreen character to someone besides the hero. If you go into first person mode with a variety of different people, you'll notice that this isn't just cosmetic; the perspective actually changes to match the height of the character. It's a surprising amount of effort for a feature most players will never notice.
** During the Razril festival, with the torch in hands, hand, if you go to the back streets and enter a random battle. The battle, the hero will [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbMyaC8JNo use it as a weapon]]. And it EVEN It noticeably burns the enemy.enemies.
22nd Apr '17 2:07:04 PM nombretomado
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* AllThereInTheManual: A ''lot'' of important details about the plot only come out if the player makes sure to talk to ''everyone'' as much as possible, and even then, a great deal was left out. [[SuikodenTactics Enter the sequel]]...

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* AllThereInTheManual: A ''lot'' of important details about the plot only come out if the player makes sure to talk to ''everyone'' as much as possible, and even then, a great deal was left out. [[SuikodenTactics [[VideoGame/SuikodenTactics Enter the sequel]]...



** To go into detail, as a True Rune, it desperately ''wants'' its massive power to be used. It will do its best to put the host in situations where the power ''has'' to be used. And it has the power of ''pure destruction''. But it gets worse. The Rune of Punishment also drains the life force of its host. For in-battle usage, that means it drains some of Lazlo's HP every time one of its spells is cast. For the wider-scale plot-based uses, he tends to be put into a coma for a while. And eventually, it'll drain enough that the host dies. The Rune of Punishment does [[TheAgeless halt the aging process]] like other True Runes, but its previous hosts have never lived long enough for that to matter. [[spoiler:In the [[MultipleEndings good ending]], Lazlo is able to get the Rune to switch from its "judgment" phase to its "forgiveness" phase, allowing him to survive. In his ''SuikodenTactics'' guest appearance, it's revealed that this makes the Rune of Punishment completely broken, it now ''heals'' him with every use instead of draining him.]]

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** To go into detail, as a True Rune, it desperately ''wants'' its massive power to be used. It will do its best to put the host in situations where the power ''has'' to be used. And it has the power of ''pure destruction''. But it gets worse. The Rune of Punishment also drains the life force of its host. For in-battle usage, that means it drains some of Lazlo's HP every time one of its spells is cast. For the wider-scale plot-based uses, he tends to be put into a coma for a while. And eventually, it'll drain enough that the host dies. The Rune of Punishment does [[TheAgeless halt the aging process]] like other True Runes, but its previous hosts have never lived long enough for that to matter. [[spoiler:In the [[MultipleEndings good ending]], Lazlo is able to get the Rune to switch from its "judgment" phase to its "forgiveness" phase, allowing him to survive. In his ''SuikodenTactics'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenTactics'' guest appearance, it's revealed that this makes the Rune of Punishment completely broken, it now ''heals'' him with every use instead of draining him.]]



* CoolShip: Your headquarters. A massive, multi-leveled ship with more than enough space to give most of your important Stars individual rooms, as well as hold a roomy lounge/inn/bar where all your {{MiniGame}}s go, ''{{Suikoden}}'s'' equivalent to a strip mall, a blacksmith, ''two hot-spring style baths'', a training hall, a specially designed room for the mermaids...

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* CoolShip: Your headquarters. A massive, multi-leveled ship with more than enough space to give most of your important Stars individual rooms, as well as hold a roomy lounge/inn/bar where all your {{MiniGame}}s go, ''{{Suikoden}}'s'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'s'' equivalent to a strip mall, a blacksmith, ''two hot-spring style baths'', a training hall, a specially designed room for the mermaids...
8th Apr '17 11:04:31 PM karategal
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* CuteKitten: The Nay-Kobolds--feline counterparts to the usual canine Kobolds.



* MrFanservice: Lazlo, surprisingly, has quite a few girls giggling over him. There's Rita, Rene and Noah, and then there's his self-appointed bodyguards Millay, Gretchen and Helga.
** And when asked what she thinks of Lazlo, Millay apparently has some BodyguardCrush.
* CuteKitten: The Nay-Kobolds--feline counterparts to the usual canine Kobolds.



* MrFanservice: Lazlo, surprisingly, has quite a few girls giggling over him. There's Rita, Rene, and Noah, and then there's his self-appointed bodyguards Millay, Gretchen, and Helga.
** And when asked what she thinks of Lazlo, Millay apparently has some BodyguardCrush.



* ObviousBeta: Suikoden IV has shades of this, mainly: the game is shorter than ''Videogame/SuikodenI'' and it has about four dungeons. During battles every character that shared a weapon type had the same attack animation.

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* ObviousBeta: Suikoden IV ''Suikoden IV'' has shades of this, mainly: the game is shorter than ''Videogame/SuikodenI'' and it has about four dungeons. During battles every character that shared a weapon type had the same attack animation.



** Another error with cutscenes happens after Glen receives the [[spoiler:Rune of Punishment]] and Snowe asks the hero to bring medicine to the commander's room. When talking to Gleen, choosing the second option ("I bought some medicine...") will cause Glen's character model to change back to his healthy looking one and his left hand will not have the [[spoiler:Rune of Punishment]].

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** Another error with cutscenes happens after Glen receives the [[spoiler:Rune of Punishment]] and Snowe asks the hero to bring medicine to the commander's room. When talking to Gleen, Glen, choosing the second option ("I bought some medicine...") will cause Glen's character model to change back to his healthy looking one and his left hand will not have the [[spoiler:Rune of Punishment]].



** Millay is a straighter example, though not royalty. [[spoiler: Her parents tried to force her into an ArrangedMarriage with Middleport's heir--who's twice her age -- and when she fled, the local lord sent his {{Mooks}} after her. Ironically, Schtoltenheim Reinbach III didn't even ''know'' about said arrangements until he helps Lazlo ''save'' her, and seems rather horrified by the thought himself.]]

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** Millay is a straighter example, though not royalty. [[spoiler: Her parents tried to force her into an ArrangedMarriage with Middleport's heir--who's heir -- who's twice her age -- and when she fled, the local lord sent his {{Mooks}} after her. Ironically, Schtoltenheim Reinbach III didn't even ''know'' about said arrangements until he helps Lazlo ''save'' her, and seems rather horrified by the thought himself.]]



* SmugSnake: Vincent Vingerhut, Snowe's father. The richest man on Razril, he [[spoiler: [[{{Backstory}} took advantage of Razril's growing budget issues as Gaien scaled back its navy to]] [[{{Blackmail}} subtly buy out the local branch of knights]]--something Commander Glen resents, yet can't do anything about or he'll lose his funding.]] In the game ''proper'', he [[spoiler: takes advantage of Glen's PlotlineDeath to frame Lazlo and have him exiled, then instills his son as the new commander... then hides out in his mansion when things get rough, only emerging to [[UngratefulBastard try and drive Lazlo off]] after TheAlliance liberates Razril from the Kooluk.]]

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* SmugSnake: Vincent Vingerhut, Snowe's father. The richest man on Razril, he [[spoiler: [[{{Backstory}} took advantage of Razril's growing budget issues as Gaien scaled back its navy to]] [[{{Blackmail}} subtly buy out the local branch of knights]]--something knights]] -- something Commander Glen resents, yet can't do anything about or he'll lose his funding.]] In the game ''proper'', he [[spoiler: takes advantage of Glen's PlotlineDeath to frame Lazlo and have him exiled, then instills his son as the new commander... then hides out in his mansion when things get rough, only emerging to [[UngratefulBastard try and drive Lazlo off]] after TheAlliance liberates Razril from the Kooluk.]]



* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: Graham Cray]] has a surprisingly tragic one: [[spoiler: He had the Rune of Punishment once, and cut off his hand to escape the curse--then it jumped to his son. Then his village was attacked by ''his own superiors'' in the Scarlet Moon Empire, and his son died using the rune to stop them.]]

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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: Graham Cray]] has a surprisingly tragic one: [[spoiler: He had the Rune of Punishment once, and cut off his hand to escape the curse--then curse -- then it jumped to his son. Then his village was attacked by ''his own superiors'' in the Scarlet Moon Empire, and his son died using the rune to stop them.]]



** In short the planner is [[spoiler: The elven elder. If the humans don't bother them, then great, but if they do, all they'll get is poison for the invaders.]]

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** In short short, the planner is [[spoiler: The the elven elder. If the humans don't bother them, then great, but if they do, all they'll get is poison for the invaders.]]
13th Nov '16 12:22:34 PM rixion
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* CatFolk: The Nay-Kobolds.
12th Nov '16 2:07:44 PM rixion
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** During the Razril festival, with the torch in hands, go to the back streets and enter a random battle. The hero will [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbMyaC8JNo use it as a weapon]]. And it EVEN burns the enemy.
8th Nov '16 4:26:24 PM rixion
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* GhostShip: An optional dungeon, in which you can recruit [[spoiler:Ted.]]
8th Nov '16 5:19:16 AM rixion
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** Another error with cutscenes happens after Glen receives the [[spoiler:Rune of Punishment]] and Snowe asks the hero to bring medicine to the commander's room. When talking to Gleen, choosing the second option ("I bought some medicine...") will cause Glen's character model to change back to his healthy looking one and his left hand will not have the [[spoiler:Rune of Punishment]].
6th Nov '16 3:00:05 PM rixion
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** There is also problems during the cutscenes: the screen blinks whenever the angle changes or you anwser a question. After the destruction of [[spoiler:Iluya]], the scene changes to a meeting of the antagonists in Fort El-Eal, discussing [[spoiler:they successful nuke]]...with the "Headquarters Ship" theme song as background music.

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** There is also problems during the cutscenes: the screen blinks whenever the angle changes or you anwser answer a question. After the destruction of [[spoiler:Iluya]], the scene changes to a meeting of the antagonists in Fort El-Eal, discussing [[spoiler:they successful nuke]]...with the "Headquarters Ship" theme song as background music.
6th Nov '16 2:58:16 PM rixion
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* ObviousBeta: Suikoden IV has shades of this, mainly: the game is shorter than ''Videogame/SuikodenI'' and it has about four dungeons. During battles every character that shared a weapon type had the same attack animation.
** There is also problems during the cutscenes: the screen blinks whenever the angle changes or you anwser a question. After the destruction of [[spoiler:Iluya]], the scene changes to a meeting of the antagonists in Fort El-Eal, discussing [[spoiler:they successful nuke]]...with the "Headquarters Ship" theme song as background music.
9th Jan '16 7:06:58 AM spirasen
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* WellDoneSonGuy: Snowe. His sword's even called the ''Daddy Blade'', for pity's sake.
** CharacterDevelopment: With enough sharpening it becomes ''My Blade''.
* XanatosGambit: Happens on [[spoiler: Na-Nal. After you injure a few Kooluk soldiers while trying to liberate Na-Nal, their Chief reveals he sold the island out, mocks you for [[LaResistance fighting]], then forces you to steal an elven remedy from the local HiddenElfVillage, ''just'' to piss them off, rub your team's noses in your 'helplessness', and suck up to the Kooluk by helping them heal their men. However, the elven elder ''predicted'' he'd do this, and replaced the remedy with poison--so the chief accidentally ''kills'' the injured soldiers, and the enraged Kooluk start massacring civilians left and right.]]
** In short the planner is [[spoiler: The elven elder. If the humans don't bother them then great, but if they do all they'll get is poison for the invaders.]]

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Snowe. His sword's even called the ''Daddy Blade'', Blade,'' for pity's sake.
** CharacterDevelopment: With enough sharpening it becomes ''My Blade''.
Blade.''
* XanatosGambit: Happens on [[spoiler: Na-Nal. After you injure a few Kooluk soldiers soldiers, while trying to liberate Na-Nal, their Chief reveals he sold the island out, mocks you for [[LaResistance fighting]], fighting,]] then forces you to steal steal, an elven remedy from the local HiddenElfVillage, ''just'' to piss them off, rub your team's noses in your 'helplessness', ''helplessness,'' and suck up to the Kooluk Kooluk, by helping them heal their men. However, the elven elder ''predicted'' he'd do this, and replaced the remedy with poison--so poison -- so the chief accidentally ''kills'' the injured soldiers, and the enraged Kooluk start massacring civilians left and right.]]
** In short the planner is [[spoiler: The elven elder. If the humans don't bother them them, then great, but if they do do, all they'll get is poison for the invaders.]]
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