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May 30, 2022

In the first episode of our fourth season, we’re talking when where and how Suikoden first released, basic pronunciation guidelines, how the hell to play Suikoden in 2022, finding inspiration in anime soccer, identifying hot sound smiths, reading a german magazine ad, digging up and then settling old scores, indulging in the instructions, watching the intro movie, and deciding what to name Tir McDohl. All of this has to happen so we can play Suikoden II in a few months.

00:00 Intro | 02:47 Release History | 05:59 Water Margin | 07:26 Development Team | 20:00 Promotional Media | 22:14 Contemporary Reception | 26:56 How We’re Playing Suikoden | 32:49 Instruction Manual | 35:32 Suikoden Intro Screen | 40:42 Press Start | 44:53 Real Net | 47:00 Outro

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