Gensosuikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
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Gensōsuikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Sony PSP Japanese cover art
It tells the story of the (player named) protagonist and his two friends, who are thrown back in time 100 years by a mysterious boy. While navigating three separate time periods; the present, the world of a century ago and the world of two centuries past, they must train with the heroes of antiquity and eventually face the Terrus Firma, a powerful being which rises every century and attempts to destroy the world.
A traditional role-playing game in much the same vein as Suikoden Tierkreis, Gensosuikoden Tsumuga Reshi Hyakunen no Toki features the return of the six-person party system, last seen in Suikoden V. Parties are arranged in formation on a 3x3 grid and each available character falls into one of eight classes, reminiscent of the more vague statistical ranges found in earlier games in the series. Sub-jobs can be taken on and skills can be taught between classes across time frames.
As with Suikoden Tierkreis, weapons and armour are purchased to equip to your character. Magic stones are used in the casting of spells but function more as an MP analogue than as a substitute for runes or the Mark of the Stars, magic is inherent to the characters class.
Random battles are now initiated by making contact with the enemy on the field. There are no penalties for being caught unawares nor advantages for initiating combat from behind.
To date, Gensosuikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki has sold over 80,000 copies in Japan, currently half of the accumulated total of Suikoden Tierkreis units sold.