It's been a while!
I decided to start with Chris, because why not, and it turns out that she's kinda... evil, and so are her allies! Just saw her raze an entire village because, apparently, that was their only way out of a war. The game seems interesting, although I'm not much of a fan of the automatic 'Strategic Battles'. The Skill Points, to customize your skills, is a more interesting idea though!
It seems fun, I've high hopes for Suikoden 3.