YMMV / Suikoden Tactics

  • Fridge Brilliance: On the Japanese cover, you see Yohn embracing Kyril. Turns out she's his mom.
  • Game Breaker: Hello, Lazlo! What have you done to that True Rune of yours? Oh, you've taken away the life-draining effect that was its only weakness and now it heals you while you kill things with it instead? No, that's not ludicrously overpowered at all! Not to mention Lazlo is treated as a plotline character despite only being a guest star with no plot impact, and thus can't permanently die if dropped to zero HP. And has good physical attacks and combination attacks on top of his overpowered rune.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: It's better than Suikoden IV! Really! We swear!
  • Tear Jerker: Brandeau's Start of Darkness, particularly when Kika mourns Edgar's death and his departure.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Simeon. Also, Tomboy Wendel returns, and happens to be the only female character who won't wear the Corset armor.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Mona Marshall as Kyril. Not as child Kyril. Adult Kyril.