Konami’s 1998 masterpiece Suikoden II is the RPG that gives me the warmest feeling of nostalgia. Decades later, it still feels great playing the game (available on the PS Store for PS3 and PS Vita for hardly any money) – some of the best 2D graphics we’ll ever have, a fun fighting system and, more than anything else, an unmatched story with the greatest charactarisation you’ll ever see.
In comparison, House of Cardsis a kindergarten with a bunch of amators. Suikoden 2 approches family, friendship, death, vengeance, treason, sacrifice. hope, and despair. Yes, it may look like a naive manga, but make no mistake, this game will sear into your heart and your memory.
Anyway, it’s my favorite game, it’s many people’s best game ever. No need to argue there, this is a subjective opinion and not the point of this post. No, why we’re here today, is to find a way to collect all the extra goodies. Vegetable, animals, recipes and other hammers. The thing is, it can be VERY tricky. A few of these are missable (no biggie) but the real catch 22, is that the 40 recipes you can collect are buggy. You can still get around it and collect everything but there’s little room for mistakes. There are many guides and walkthroughs on the matter – my favorite one is Aardwolf_Zy.
Just remember not to hand in Recipe #12, Recipe #21, Recipe #29, Recipe #34, and Recipe #36 until you actually have them all together. You CAN store them with Barbara (at least on the PAL version – tested on French PS1 disc and English EU download on PS Store)
For all the other items, here is your list for you to print and track the progress of your acquisitions.
Have fun and happy hunting!