While having a light discussion about video games in general with my friends, one of my Suikofans friend said that Suikoden is unique among JRPGs. It's not about one single hero trying to save the whole world from great evil. It's about politics with some added fantasy element. He then add that Suikoden is the Game of Thrones of JRPGs.
It got me thinking, what a potential Suikogame has looking at how succesful GoT is. If Konami can handle the series and move it in the right direction ala GoT, we could have a very good game series. Not only that, we could have a JRPG that very much different from the other hundreds JRPGs out there. Suikoden series is already different from most JRPG, but not so much to make it stand out. But alas, Konami choose the wrong direction, in my opinion, and what we got is a series that a little different from the most of its kind but still have much similiarities with most of its kind.
So Suikoden failed to stand out and buried under most prettier (in graphics) JRPGs like FF and other Square Enix games. Such a waste of potential.
I've came with an army who loves death like Yours loves live.