To me, the Hero of Suikoden II probably thought of both Jowy and Nanami so much more than the entire population of Jowston and Highland combined. The canonical best ending was then a perfectly natural choice.
That's why I think highly of him the least of all the Tenkai stars.
Shymirror wrote:The idea of Riou, Nanami and Jowy living happily ever after is a dream come true to them. But it just doesn't apply to any realistic outcome to a war the magnitude of the one that takes place in the game. Despite the fact that Jowy 'meant well', he still gave Luca Blight a winning advantage for a time, even if it was deception. I can't accept that Riou would ever be best friends forever with Jowy again after he chose a path that ran concurrent to the Stars of Destiny. What Konami should have done was allow the Nanami reveal if you shouted quickly enough, and leave the Jowy thing completely optional.
Shymirror wrote:As it is, the ending that makes the most sense to me is the one with Jowy accepting his defeat and heralding the tragic victory of his best friend. So, my question is: Does anyone else who gets the best ending feel like it leaves a bad taste in your mouth? Like too much suffering has happened for them to still be friends?
Sabrewulf wrote:In every Suikoden the game doesn't end when the hero is victorious against the ennemi's army but after his victory against his rune.
i dont like the official ending because the other, the one being mentioned here, seems so tragic and well thought out because riou has lost everything in the war and has become the victims that jowy was trying to protect! whilst the official ending seems as though their forgetting all the people who died fighting their war (also its a bit cheesey), if you think about it the war could've ended after luca died but jowy purposefully dragged it on. so i dont think riou should have forgiven jowy, not because their not family, if it were nanami id think the same, but because jowy did an awful thing, yes he repented but it wasnt enough!
Mystical wrote:I personally find Suikoden II's story to be one of the greatests, especially with the best ending. I like Jowy. Riou and Nanami and how they all have very close bonds. Also how Riou doesn't forget his promise and does his best to be reunited with them.
It was neat how the "final battle" was between Jowy and Riou; the Black Sword bearer and the Bright Shield bearer.
Jowy attacking as the Black Sword and Riou defending as the Bright Shield.
I find it all to be well-made.
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