Suikogaiden Volume 2: Duel at the Crystal Valley (English Patched)
After the completion of the Dunan Unification Wars (the events of Suikoden II), Nash intends to return to the capital of Holy Harmonia, the Crystal Valley. However, his travels involve more adventure than he anticipates.
His journey involves traveling through the Grasslands, where one village happens to be celebrating the legend of the Flame Champion and the Fire Bringers who stopped the Harmonians from invading some sixty years ago; an unfortunate stop over in Caleria, the base of operations for mercenaries of Southern Harmonian Border Defence Force; helping stop a wild dragon from terrorizing a village before finally reaching his destination.
As Volume 2 was released roughly a year before Suikoden III, it presumably helped set up and introduce the Grasslands, which were the main focus of Suikoden III. Nash also returns in Suikoden III; outside of Japan, Suikoden III is Nash's first appearance in the series.
Development - The Suikogaiden games were made by a separate development group at Konami. After Duel at Crystal Valley was completed, the Suikoden III team and the Suikogaiden team merged and began work on both Suikoden IV and Suikoden V.
This game has been patched with the recently released English patch. All credit for the translation goes to the translators at http://ramsus-kun.webs.com/Suikogaiden/Home.htm
and tothe creators of this awesome game at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo.
6 months ago