I feel like writing something positive, so I'm going to give a short review of Suikoden V.
If you like JRPG game play and love amazing writing, you'll find this game fucking awesome beyond all reason.
If you hate JRPG game play and love amazing writing, It'll still be fucking awesome beyond all reason, you'll just be too far into a frothing rage about turn based wizardry style combat to notice.
If you hate JRPG game play and hate amazing writing... I just feel sorry for you.
There you go, a happy note by my standards.