Metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/games/platfor ... ntierkreis
IGN - Score: 8.8
Suikoden Tierkreis makes some serious changes from the original series, but despite any differences hardcore fans (myself included) will notice, Suikoden is a great DS RPG.
When it comes to the main story itself, however, I have to admit that I was let down a bit. The anime influence is great for things like animated character intros and specific plot devices, but the main story, while extremely lengthy and very ambitious, is extremely "light vs. dark" in nature.
If you want a great DS RPG, and don’t mind that it’s not the true Suikoden many of us have grown up with, Tierkreis is still very much the real deal. You’d be hard-pressed to find a DS game as well produced, beautiful, or polished as this.
I was a bit surprised by this review. I'm pleased to see that they enjoyed the game, and I'm looking forward to picking it up myself tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what the other news outlets have to say.
GameSpot - Score: 7.5
http://www.gamespot.com/ds/rpg/gensousu ... eview.html
Fantastic visuals and music
Streamlined game structure makes 40-plus hours feel brisk
It's fun to look for the 108 possible recruits.The Bad
Main character's voice acting is atrocious
Wi-Fi functionality not available until well into the adventure.
EDIT: Added Gamespot's review.