The concept of a multiverse (million worlds) is as integral to Suikoden as true runes.
I am genuinely interested
sincerely, if you have a link to a page that describes this Million Worlds in 1-5 beyond just the World of Monsters / Wings and Scales I'd love to hear it
I can't remember any dimension referencing in the games beyond those two, which both had True Runes directly tied to them
I agree with that, certainly in Suikoden since the beginning there were "lot of worlds" but that worlds wasn't more than a source of enemies. "They come from other world". I think when the original set was made they didn't think about other worlds as "parellel worlds" only as a place where demons come from.
At some point Konami probably realized that the "paralel worlds" thing was the perfect excuse to create spinoff. Without knowing, the original writer created the perfect excuse even if it wasn't his intention.
They can create as many Suikoden they want, and all them will be canon. Is the classic "multiverse" excuse we saw in so much franchises when they don't know how to put all together without contradictions.
More than canon or not I'm more concerned about the game itself. Is not that I didn't like Tierkreis, it was entertaining, but it wasn't have a single Suikoden feature, no politics, no countries with defined borders, it was an erosion to the generic rpg with "country cities", "independent villages", "evil multidimensional entity is going to destroy the world", no armies...
So with this new "Suikoden" I have the same concerns, what annoys me is that if is going to be like Tierkreis probably will have the same flaws.
Also, I can't understand why people is happy about it, "here comes a new Suikoden, even if it is an spinoff is a new step towards a new main series Suikoden title"...I think you are too much optimistic (or I am to much pessimistic) because I think each new spinoff made is one main series title that wasn't make.
At this point, after 5 years since the last Suikoden game we should have at least one more Suikoden. But we haven't, why? Because they gave us Tierkreis a couple of years ago. Now we should have another but we won't get one because we gonna get this "thing".
Sorry for the grammar, I usually avoid to write long posts because I know it becomes confusing when I try to make long sentences, but...this is somehthing I should say
Forguive my bad english.
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