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April 27, 2009

Suikoden Tierkreis Dreambeasts Trade Items

In Suikoden Tierkreis, you will come about a room where you fight 'Dreambeasts' - battles against tough monsters that are simulated by this room thanks to Nuzhat of the Magedom. Nuzhat was banished from the Magedom of Janam as Rizwan takes over the Arcane Academy.

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Suikoden Tierkreis Dreambeasts are not easy - the battles are long with several thousand HP, though most are tame enough not to threaten your party too much (that said most battles in Tierkreis are easy, so..). Sadly, the EXP they yield is insignificant; certainly not enough to warrant using the Dreambeasts as a means of leveling up.

Dreambeasts can drop important items / weapons. Netherhorn / Avian Shreks / Roaring Bird drops the Netherlion Horn. The Snow Demon Dream Beast has been known to drop the Fenrir Sword. The drop rate for these rare items is very low, so even fighting the Dreambeasts it may take a while to get these items.

You can get a Dreambeast room at your own HQ in Tierkreis. You need to recruit Nuzhat for this. You will see Nuzhat make some comments as you are leaving the Magedom early on. After splitting from the Magedom, go to the Salsabil 'residence'. You see will Nuzhat here. If you bring Mubal the Chronicle guy, he will make a comment to Nuzhat about joining your army. However, you also need to have the 'lift' working to recruit Nuzhat. For this you need to recruit Balsam and recruit Yod from the Grayridge Mine. Once you get Balsam and Yod on your army, just talk to Nuzhat with Mubal in your party and Nuzhat will join. You then appear at your HQ as Nuzhat gets the basement ready to be the Dreambeast room at your HQ.

April 18, 2009

Suikoden Tierkreis How to Recruit all 108

After a bit of work, the Suikoden Tierkreis Walkthrough and a separate section has been created to list how to recruit all 108 Starbearers by order of appearance. A lot of characters were tricky without a guide and several are missable. Following a guide by order of recruitment is a nice way to ensure you have no problems :) The battles in Tierkreis certainly didn't provide much challenge.

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March 25, 2009

Beginning Suikoden Tierkreis Walkthrough

I've started to warm up to Tierkreis while doing the Suikoden Tierkreis Walkthrough Guide. Sure it's annoying having another typical JRPG Hero and his kiddie friends. Hero is somewhere between Tidus and Vaan, with his 'we don't know until we try' attitude towards everything. The rest of the cast is done well enough, and the voice acting for most of them is something to appreciate. The opening doesn't drag on really, as the party starts exploring early on and runs into The Order of the One True Way. They are interesting antagonists, and you learn a lot about their followers in Grayridge and eventually Cynas. Seems there is an opposing group too that the Hero begins to lead at the Forest Ruins, members that can touch a book and gain Mark of the Stars power.

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Gameplay hasn't been difficult at all so far, even the few bosses fought. It's a different twist having a counting MP stat instead of level-based rune spells, and plus you can just buy / equip weapons which is very un-Suikoden like. Makes it seem more like standard RPG fare, not necessarily a bad thing though as it has enough of a Suikoden touch to remind you what you're playing.

Follow the guide above for recruiting characters. From the sounds of it, there will be plenty of miss-able characters out of the 108 Stars of Destiny.