Could Nomura be taking story inspiration from Suikoden series?

#1TehAssasinPosted 12/27/2013 1:03:52 AM
Story synopsis

The only crystal left to the world lies in the Kingdom of Lucis. Upon striking a peace with the garrison state of Niflheim, Lucis rejoices in having at last brought the cold war to a close. Their celebrations, however, are premature. Under the guise of amity, Niflheim dispels the anti-armament runewall and launches a full-scale invasion of the kingdom. The peaceful lives Crown Prince Noctis and his entourage once knew are consumed by the flames of war as they struggle to mount a resistance.

Minus the 108 stars of destiny, this is basically how a standard Suikoden's plot goes.
#2YukihirouPosted 12/27/2013 1:22:47 AM
It does, actually. And I hope Nomura can deliver it as well. I have yet to be disappointed by any of the Suikoden's narrative.
#3screptile_Posted 12/27/2013 3:09:48 AM
Such a generic plot. Looks like it could have come out of a Tales game or something.
#4W_Mark_Felt_SrPosted 12/27/2013 3:51:34 AM
Suikoden invented politics and war?
^Almost all FF Ultimania interviews ever. Tons of exclusive info.
#5Fenrir-JuubiPosted 12/27/2013 4:54:31 AM
W_Mark_Felt_Sr posted...
Suikoden invented politics and war?

In videogames? Certainly not, but made this mainstream.
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#6DragoonGriffithPosted 12/27/2013 4:58:02 AM
Suikoden is/was mainstream?
#7TehAssasin(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 7:03:33 AM
DragoonGriffith posted...
Suikoden is/was mainstream?

Suikoden is one of the few RPG series that consistently uses this setup for story outline. Granted, I highly doubt XV will completely grab the storyline from Suikoden, but I feel the premise is very familiar to it. In a good way. Game should be gameplay-oriented anyway, **** deep, complex stories.
#8XenilPosted 12/27/2013 7:21:11 AM
Only played the PS2 games but the Suikoden world scale was really good. If they made XV sequels intertwine the way Suikoden did then I wouldn't mind.
#9Piggins12Posted 12/27/2013 8:28:36 AM
The whole war for the crystals also reminds me of skies of arcadia. I want some airship battles!!
#10DragoonGriffithPosted 12/27/2013 8:34:48 AM
Actually, this reminds me more of FFXII to be honest.

Some almighty crystal? Check.
Politics and kingdoms with invasions? Check.
Serious tone and apparently some of the staff from FFXII? Also check.

To be honest though, after having to deal with FFX and FFXIII related stuff these last few days/weeks/months (and not ina good way), FFXII and anything in its style sounds like The Beatles to my ears.
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