March 25, 2015

Sakura-con 2015 (+ Suikoden Plans)

Posted in life, video games tagged , at 5:59 pm by riulyn

Once again I’m taking some time off to go to Sakura-con again. I’ve been a bit more proactive about bringing my fan to the con this year. I finished up a Suikoden elemental rune scarf after starting it in mid-December. Those of you who know me on Tumblr will have already seen my photos of the scarf. It’s not perfect but I love it and plan to show it off, so if any of you happen to be going to Sakura-con, you’ll find me wearing the scarf most if not all weekend.

I’m also trying to get a Suikoden meetup together at Sakura-con. The schedule isn’t set yet so I’m waiting before I start bugging people for preferred time/place, but at least I have a few people interested on Tumblr. I can’t believe this is Suikoden’s 20th anniversary. I didn’t get into Suikoden in 1995 but more like 1999, but it’s still crazy to think that the first game really is 20 years old.

Suikoden is the reason why I’m sill a gamer, why I’m catching up on games from the past and present instead of somewhere else entirely. Suikoden is why I started learning Japanese. Suikoden makes me want to be creative, whether via knitting, drawing, writing, or arranging music. The first game got me into the series, but ultimately it is the series as a whole that keeps me around. I’ve probably said all of the above here at some point, but I feel like I can never say it enough.

I just did a Suikoden marathon two years ago so I will probably wait on doing a full marathon (aka all of the Suikoden games I own marathon) until 2016 or Nov/Dec of this year, but I do have a game of Suikoden on my vita in progress. A full marathon is going to be quite an interesting time, though I don’t plan to play Suikoden I and II three times in the same year, even though I have 3 versions of both of those games. It’s high time I replay Suikoden Tactics (skipped it last marathon), plus I’m sure I’ll get a lot more out of Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki the second time around.

Anyway, for anyone who wants to comment, here are some things you can answer.

1. What game(s) made you/make you a gamer?

2. Do you participate or stay updated in any game fandoms? If so, how do you participate?

3. What games can you never replay enough times?

4. If you were to ever make your own game, which game(s) would be the biggest inspirations?


1 Comment »

  1. Tara-Chan said,

    Suikoden is definitely my favourite JRPG series, though I cannot say I enjoyed Tactics! Tactics gaming is so not my thing.

    Chrono Trigger is the game that really got me into JRPGs. Prior to that, I’d been playing games like Tetris Attack, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Mario RPG, but Chrono Trigger changed my gaming life in a good way.

    Outside of JRPGs, I love the Gyakuten Saiban and Hakuouki games. Those are ones I can replay over and over again because I love the stories and the characters so much.

    Anyway, thanks for blogging this. You reminded me that I need to go back and re-play Suikoden 1 and 2 on my PSP or Vita XD

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